March 23, 2017

Paper Plate Watermelon Craft

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft

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  • Supplies:
    • Paper Plate
    • Kwik Stix
    • Small Black Beans
    • Craft Glue
    • Scissors

  • Directions:
    1. First, cut your plate in half to create the two halves of a watermelon.
    2. Next, use the green and red Kwik Stix to paint your watermelon.
    3. Once the paint has dried, glue some of the small black beans onto your plate to be the watermelon seeds.
 
Enjoy!



March 16, 2017

Pot of Gold Paint Craft

Pot of Gold Paint Craft
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  • Supplies:
    • Black and white construction paper
    • Kwik Stix
    • Gold Glitter
    • Scissors
    • Glue

  • Directions:
    1. Cut out a pot using the black construction paper and glue it on to a piece of white construction paper.
    2. Next, use the Kwik Stix to paint the different colors of the rainbow coming from the pot of gold all the way to the bottom of the paper.
    3. After you have finished your rainbow, add a few shamrocks throughout your art piece.
    4. Now it is time to add the part that will make your piece come together...time to add the gold glitter!
    5. Lightly put glue on the upper portion of the pot and sprinkle glitter over the glue.
    6. Now let it all dry and you have yourself a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow just in time for St. Patrick's Day!



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 9, 2017

Cork Sail Boats

Cork Sail Boats Craft

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  • Supplies:
    • Corks
    • Rubber bands
    • Toothpicks/Wooden dowels
    • Nails
    • Patterned Scrapbook Paper

  • Directions:
    1. First, line up 3 corks and secure them together using two thick rubber bands.
    2. Using a nail, create a hole in the center of the cork wharf.
    3. Push in a toothpick or wooden dowel into the hole.
    4. Using another toothpick or dowel, create an outline on a piece of paper for your said.
    5. Now use your outline to cut out the shape of your sail using the patterned paper.
    6. Finally, stick the top and bottom of the sail through the wooden dowel and your sail boat is complete.



It is now time to set sail!

March 2, 2017

Fidgeting to Focus

Fidget To Focus
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         Having problems being able to focus?


Have you noticed your children seem to get distracted from a task easily?




Fidget Toys could be your answer!

Introducing Gyrobi and Loopeez Fidget Toys!


Did you know that physical activity increases levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the way that ADHD medications do? These neurotransmitters play a key role in sharpening focus and increasing attention. Fidget toys can be that form of physical activity to help keep your mind focused. A fidget is a mindless activity you can do while working on a primary task to maintain your focus. That is exactly what the Gyrobi and Loopeez fidget toys accomplish! Fidget with these toys to keep your focus on the task at hand!

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February 23, 2017

Chewbacca Puppet craft

Chewbacca Puppet Craft

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  • Supplies
    • Black and White Construction Paper
    • Kwik Stix/Thin Stix
    • Brown Paper Bag
    • Scissors
    • Glue

  • Directions
    1. Paint the brown paper bag to create Chewbacca's fur.
    2. Next, make Chewbacca's sash using black and white construction paper.
    3. To add more detail to the sash, use black and white Thin Stix, crayons, or colored pencils.
    4. Now you can create Chewbacca's eyes and nose using the black construction paper. Cut out three circles that you can use for both eyes and his nose.
    5. Cut out a few white triangles and glue them under the fold of the bag for Chewbacca's teeth.
    6. Finally, draw in a few lines to show a little detail in Chewbacca's fur.


May The Force Be With You!







February 16, 2017

President Lincoln & Washington Toilet Paper Roll Craft

President Lincoln & Washington Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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  • Supplies:
    • Two Toilet Paper Rolls
    • Kwik Stix/Thin Stix
    • Googly Eyes
    • Glue
    • Construction Paper
    • Cotton Stuffing

  • Directions:
    1. Paint your George Washington toilet paper tube ALL dark blue and let dry. Paint your Lincoln toilet paper tube ALL black and let dry.
    2. Use a flesh colored paint (or paper) to paint on a face on each president.
    3. For your Lincoln toilet paper tube, paint a white "V" under the face for his shirt. For Washington, paint a white collar as you see above with some squiggly lines below and fill them in to represent the frill of his shirt.
    4. Using a small dab of glue or glue dots, add a pair of mini googly eyes to each president.
    5. Paint a thin smile on each president.
    6. Accessorize Lincoln! For his beard you can glue on small pieces of yarn or cut a squiggly piece of paper like we did for his beard. For his hat, you'll just need one black circle, and a piece of black paper rolled up and taped! Attach the hat together with glue and lay on the top of the toilet paper tube. Now he's complete!
    7. Accessorize Washington! All he needs is a big wad of cotton stuffing placed inside the top of his "head" and flowing out for his wig!



Happy President's Day!

February 9, 2017

Heart Shaped Ninja Turtle Craft

Heart Shaped Ninja Turtle Craft

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  • Supplies:
    • Colored Construction Paper
    • Kids Safety Scissors
    • Glue
    • Hole Puncher
    • Black Sharpie

  • Directions
    1. Cut a number of green hearts along with strips of colorful paper for the masks.
    2. Punch a number of giant eyes with a circle hole puncher (you could also use googly eyes, if you have them).
    3. Glue the masks onto each of the turtles.
    4. Glue smaller strips of paper to the back to represent the mask's knots.
    5. Add a couple giant eyes and your Ninja Turtle is complete!


Happy Valentine’s Day!!

February 2, 2017

DIY: Pool Noodle Race Track

DIY: Pool Noodle Race Track

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  • Supplies:
    • Pool Noodle
    • Serrated Knife
    • Toothpicks
    • Nose pliers
    • Cardstock
    • Glue
  • Directions:
      1. Cut the noodle in half with a serrated knife (one side than the other side).
      2. Once the noodle has been cut, lay the pieces on the ground side by side.
      3. Insert the toothpicks where the two halves of the foam noodles touch each other.
      4. Use as many toothpicks as you need to hold the noodle tracks tightly together.
      5. Then, with a need nose pliers, clip the ends of the tooth picks flush to the noodle.
      6. Finally, you are ready to decorate your track! Use the cardstock to create race flags to go along the track, as well as, your start and finish line.


On Your Mark...Get Set...Go!!