Supplies Needed; Large balloons, pool noodle, duct tape, and pompoms
*Adults Only* Cut a 2-3" section of pool noodle. We used a steak knife to cut ours.
Tie the end of your (deflated) balloon in a knot. Cut off a small piece of the top of the balloon. Take your balloon and stretch it over the end of the pool noodle. Then seal the edge of the balloon with a round of your duct tape. See the photos below for a better idea of how to assemble the poppers.
Supplies Needed; Cheap plastic beads, pie tin (or cupcake tin) and ribbon to hang
Place your beads, with the holes facing up, in the pie tin (or cupcake tin). You do not need to grease or prep the pan. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place pan in oven for 20 minutes, or until all beads are melted. When melted, remove pan from oven, and allow to cool. Once cool, remove your sun catcher from the pan, add a ribbon to hang, and display as desired.
Pool noodles seem to overly abundant, and cheap, this time of year. We decided to pick up a couple at the local dollar store and create marble chutes. We cut them in half using a steak knife. The cutting was very easy to do, and barely made a mess. We then used a tv tray, some painters tape, and a bucket to catch the marbles at the bottom.
As the project became more elaborate we incorporated toilet paper rolls and match box cars.