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CRAFT CORNER

 

GLITTER SLIME

 

 

Items needed:

1/4 cup liquid starch

1 bottle clear glue

Food coloring

Glitter 

 

Instructions:

1. Mix glue with food coloring and glitter in a Ziploc® container. 

2. Once combined, add the liquid starch a little bit at a time.

3. Store your slime in your Ziploc® container between playtime's and it will stay good for several months.

 

 

FAMILY TREE 

 

 

Items needed:  

Brown paper lunch bag

Scissors

Glue

Colored paper for leaves 

 

Instructions:  

1. Cut lunch bag into half inch strips.  Start at the opening and cut half way down the bag.
2. Open bag and stand it up.
3. Hold base of bag with one hand and twist the middle of bag to create the trunk of the tree.
4. See example of finished trunk in photo above.
5. Twist two of the bag strips together to create branches.
6. See example of finished branches in photo above.
7. Rip strips of colored paper into tiny pieces or cut into leaf shapes.  Have child right the names of family members on each piece and glue them all over the branches of the tree.

 

 

POPSICLE STICK HOLIDAY ART

 

 

Items needed: 

Card Stock or Chip Board

Popsicle Sticks

Glue

Multi Colored Construction Paper

Black Marker

Assorted Colored Paint (Tempera) 

  

Instructions:

1. Glue approximately 7 sticks to card stock or chip board (Pre-cut for the amount of sticks being used)

. Paint sticks the color of the art you are creating (Brown for scarecrow hat, green for witch, white for snowman etc...)

3. Add accents by cutting out shapes from construction paper

4. With marker, draw eyes, nose and mouth

 

This craft allows a project for October, November and December.

 

 

ORIGAMI BOOKMARKS

 


 

Items needed:  

Card stock or construction paper in various colors

Scissors

Hole punch for embellishments

Glue

 

Instructions:

 

1. Start with a 6x6 square

2. Fold into a triangle

3. Fold the left & right corners to the center point  

4. Open up to a triangle again and fold one flap of the center point to the bottom 

 

5. Re-fold the left & right corners toward the center point and tuck it into the "pocket" 

 

6. Cut a contrasting square slightly smaller than the 3x3 pocket

7. Apply glue and press inside

8. Cut embellishments- teeth, eyes, nose, tongue, etc.

9. Apply glue and press in place

 

10. Slide them onto the page corner of your favorite book

 

 

EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR

 

 

Items needed:

A cardboard or styrofoam egg carton

Scissors

Paint, markers or crayons

Glue

Craft eyes (optional)

Pipe cleaners 

 

Instructions:

1. Cut a length of "cups". (At least 3 per caterpillar) 

2. Let your child decorate the cups according to his or her own liking....the sky's the limit! 

3. Attach the google eyes and pipe cleaner antennae.

 

 

GAME DAY NOISE MAKER

 

 

Items needed:

Empty plastic water bottles

Duct tape in team colors

Paint stir sticks (Home Depot gives these free)

Dried beans

Foil confetti

Jingle bells (optional)

 

Instructions:

Cover each paint stick completely with duct tape.  Add a child-sized handful of dried beans
to each empty bottle. Use the funnel to add some confetti.  Note: If you would like to add a
jingle bell, now is the time!  Put the lid back on the bottle. Cut a strip of duct tape and wrap
it around the lid.  Wrap a strip of duct tape around the center of the water bottle, enclosing
the paint stick in the tape as well. Use two strips to ensure the handle is secure. 

 

That's it! Now watch the game and shake, shake, shake!