Bottle Cap Craft
1. Paint the bottle caps.
2. Let dry (ours took a whole evening to dry completely).
3. After they are dry use the craft glue to glue on the googly eyes and sequins.
Here is what you will need: Ice tray, water, food coloring, toothpicks, and plastic wrap.
1. Fill your ice cube tray with water and add food coloring to each cube slot.
2. Stretch plastic wrap over the top tightly and poke a toothpick into each one. (Make sure the toothpick stands straight up). 3. Put into the freezer overnight.
4. Take out and remove plastic wrap.
5. You can use a large piece of poster board paper, or let your child "paint" directly onto the cement...although the paper shows up much better.
6. "Paint" away!! This is wonderful for a warm day!
Here is what you will need: Paint, sponges, and paint brushes (markers are pictured, but we ended up not using them).
1. Use the paint brush to put paint onto the sponge.
2. Apply sponge to paper.
3. Get creative and try different techniques like, tapping your sponge on the paper, rolling it, and turning it while it is on the paper to see what different looks you will get.
Tearing paper helps build fine motor skills. Specifically, it helps develop coordination and strength in the thumb and forefinger.
1. Fold the paper in half and make 5 or so cuts from the folded edge as shown. Do not cut all the way to the end.
2. Unfold the paper and roll it into a cylinder and use the stickers to hold it together.
3. Carefully string the twine through the slits in the lanterns.
4. Use the pushpins to hang your lantern string up.
Watercolor Artwork Display
1. Have your child paint a beautiful picture on each of the 4 pieces of card stock paper (we tried to do a "Earth Day" theme with our paintings).
2. Let dry.
3. Use the push pins to attach the piece of twine to the wall.
4. Use the mini clothespins to attach each painting to the twine.
Googly Eye Rocks (Pet Rocks)
Here is what you will need: Paint, brushes, water (for cleaning off brushes) rocks, and googly eyes.
1. Paint your rocks in lots of fun colors.
2. Let dry, then glue on googly eyes.
3. If you want you can seal with Modge Podge so it will last longer outdoors.
Fun, simple crafts
Recycling Old Crayons...Make New Ones!
1. Collect all your broken crayons.
2. Tear off all the paper.
3. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees, Spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil (or use muffin liners).
4. Put all your little crayon pieces into the muffin pan.
6. Put into the oven for 10 minutes.
7. Let cool completely before you pop them out and use them.
*Good to know*
Fill them almost to the top. The more crayons you put into one opening the bigger your melted crayon will be. Broken pieces from plastic "Twistable" crayons did not melt very well.