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Tuesday, February 2nd in LaPorte County, Indiana
A Marvelous Motor-Car
Two clean and dry juice or milk boxes Some thin, flexible wire Four matching bottle caps Modeling clay Scissors A magic marker Adhesive tape Paint
How to build it:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Draw the front and the windows of your car on one of the empty boxes. Cut along the lines you’ve drawn. Ask an adult for help, if you need to. To complete the front of the car, cut out the side of the second box. Then fold it and attach it to the front opening with adhesive tape. Cut open the front window. Paint the car with your favorite color. Make two small holes near the bottom of each side for the wires that will hold the wheels together. Make a hole in the center of each of the four caps. (Ask an adult for help, if you need to.) Run a piece of wire through a cap, then through two facing holes on the car’s sides. Place another cap on the other end of the wire. Do the same for the other two wheels. Cover the wire ends with little balls of modeling clay. Step on the gas! Full speed ahead!
Use your imagination: You can use juice boxes or milk container to make all sorts of vehicles. Try making a train with small bottle caps, a bus with medium size caps, or use really big bottle caps to make a tractor!
Tuesday, February 2nd in LaPorte County, Indiana
Letter Perfect Pencil Holder
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A flat, round cheese box or two tops from boxes of oats with labels removed Cut out letters from magazine pages Several toilet paper and paper towel rolls
cut up old photos. 4. Glue three different size rolls to the top of the cheese box or oats lids. 5. Also cover the fish cut-out. Paint the inside of the box on color. Decorate the holder by gluing on letters you’ve cut out of magazines. and the outside of the box with the rolls. which will serve as the frame’s stand. Cut the toilet paper and paper towel rolls into different sizes. 2. Now place it on your desk. another color. 5. 6. or use stickers or glitter glue for another cool look! A FotoFish Fun Frame You’ll need: • • • • A Styrofoam tray Colored tissue paper Glue stick Varnish How to build it: 1. This will help it fit over the bottom piece. If you’re using oats lids. 2. and get down to work! Use your imagination: You can decorate your holder with almost anything-cut out pictures of animals or people from magazines. Draw the fish on the tray and cut it out. Cut different-colored tissue paper into little pieces. glue both sides of the tissue paper to tray so that they overlap a little. You can also decorate with designs made out of colored thread or string. fill it up with supplies.• • Paints and brushes Glue How to build it: 1. . 3. Using glue stick. 4. After you’ve covered the frame and the fish. 3. varnish both. then glue the fish to the back and use it to hold up the frame. 6. The fish should be a little smaller than the photograph you want to frame. Let the pieces dry. make a few snips in the top piece.
and white) . light blue. black. red. a sun. light brown. pink. What You Need: • • • • • • • • sticks in various sizes acorn tops smooth rocks in different sizes hot glue gun (parents must do this!) square or rectangular scrap of wood matte acrylic spray sealer small woodsie sign black fine tip craft pen For natural: • wiggle eyes For colorful: • • • • stylus or toothpick paintbrush household sponge acrylic paint (in forest green. Pretty fishy. orange. Try a star. a flower. cream. yellow. olive green. purple. isn’t it? Use your imagination: You can cut out any kind of shape to make your frame. Attach the photo to the back of the frame with adhesive tape. blue. or make a bunch or smaller openings for a multi-photo frame.7. light green.
Use hot glue gun to adhere the sticks to the block of wood. Glue the rocks to the wood in various places. Paint the sticks with light brown paint. Dot on white spots for eyes. use various colors to paint the rocks: blue. Use black fine tip craft pen to write "Welcome to Bug Village" in the center. then glue the acorn tops to the sticks. Write the words "Bug Village" on a small woodsie sign and glue to the front of the piece of wood as shown in photo. simply gather: • • • • • some plastic cutlery a paper plate a sharp pencil a pair of scissors some string or yarn . sponge on some olive green paint to the forest green. Glue rocks in place when they are dry. red. Create a sign by painting a small woodsie sign with cream paint. When dry. then glue the acorn tops to the top of each stick. Allowing older children to use the glue gun is entirely up to the parent. then shade the edges with light brown. pink. Wash all the rocks and be sure they are dry before you paint them. and a smaller black dot onto the white spot. green. Use the stylus or toothpick to dot on spots and/or lines to your bugs. Glue the sticks to the wood. purple. Paint some of the acorn tops with light blue and the rest with light green. You can do this by simply smooshing the ends against the sidewalk.What You Do: Safety note: Parents should handle the glue gun as temperatures can get very hot and cause uncomfortable burns. The natural Bug Village is perfect for a boy's room while girls will adore the colorful bugs! RECYCLING CRAFTS FOR KIDS: CUTLERY WIND CHIMES Lesson Written by: KinderArt® Items to Recycle: (Plastic Cutlery and Paper Plates) What You Need: To create wind chimes. etc. Colorful: Paint the block of wood with forest green paint. Wash all the rocks and be sure they are dry before gluing on wiggle eyes. but child should always be supervised! Natural: Begin by making sure the ends of the sticks are fairly flat.
thread the string through and tie a knot in each piece. arms. You may need to do some cutting and rearranging to come up with a pleasing shape. Glue. Have a look at a small pile of leaves to see if their shapes suggest heads. tie the string to the ends of the cutlery. all colors). Finally. Construction paper (diffferent colors). Small twigs. fasten three pieces of string to the top of the plate. all sizes. Next poke some holes into the paper plate. Scissors. . markers or paper. Then. 3. 2. cut the string into lengths from 4" to 6".What You Do: • • • • • First. What You Do: 1. paint. If you have the leaves (and the time) you could create a huge leaf person by drawing out a body shape and gluing leaves all over to fill in the shape. bodies etc. • • • • • Leaves (all shapes. Optional: decorate the paper plate with crayons. Choose some leaves that resemble people parts and glue the shapes down on construction paper.
Its a good idea to refer to pictures of mosaics. You can use twigs and construction paper scraps to add details to your leaf person. Remember to take time to plan out your ideas and don't be afraid to experiment RECYCLING CRAFTS FOR KIDS: MINI VASE Lesson Written by: KinderArt® Items to Recycle: (Paper (or Plastic) Drinking Cups) What You Need: To make a mini-vase. blues etc. Cut out small pieces of magazines or photos. greens. Draw a picture or design onto the paper. clay or stone. Begin adding the pieces of magazines and photos to create a mosaic.4. Select related colours and start piles of reds. 4. What You Need: • • • • • Magazines or photos Scissors Paper (bristol board works best) Paint (optional) White glue What You Do: 1. you can achieve an effect similar to mosaics formed of glass. 3. simply gather: • • • • three plastic or paper cups glue tissue paper or fabric some sand or pebbles . Using magazines or photos. 2.
top to top. the snake will just be smaller).What You Do: • • • • First.. glue a third cup to the second. Then. Finally. NYLON SNAKE Grade: 2-4 Age: 5-9 Here's a way to use up those colourful plastic cups & plates used at birthday parties and school events. . to decorate.. What You Need: • Colorful plastic cups (20 or so per student . Next. bottom to bottom. place a cup on a table and fill it halfway with sand or pebbles. that's ok. glue a second cup to the first. if you have less. glue small pieces of torn tissue paper all over the cups.
Cut the base off two plastic cups to make eyes. Paper Fasteners (you can just use hot glue instead). Cut a triangular piece for a tail.• • • • • • • Pantihose leg (make sure no one needs it anymore). awl or other sharp instrument for poking holes. Newspaper. 7. 8. 2. Scissors. To make the snake's head.with an adults help) punch a hole in the base of each cup. Thread the cups onto the pantihose leg through the holes you have punched. Punch a large hole at the edge of the plate between the eyes and thread the pantihose through this hole. 6. 3. punch a hole in it and fasten it to the end of the snake's body. . 4. Colorful plastic plates (2 per student). Thread the pantihose through the base of another cup which will be the mouth. Attach the eyes to the paper plate head using either paper fasteners or hot glue. What You Do: 1. Tie a knot in the end of the pantihose. 5. 9. Fishing line (if you have it). To space the cups. Using the pen (or an awl . cut the rim of a plastic plate. Pen. Punch two small holes for the eyes. You can attach fishing line to the snake and hang it from the ceiling. put a piece of balled up newspaper into each cup after it is threaded.