January 19, 2017

Popsicle Stick Minions

Popsicle Stick Minions
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Materials:
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Yellow Kwik Stix
  • Scissors
  • Black/Gray/White Cardstock
Directions:
  1. The first step is to assemble the base of your minions. To do this, glue your popsicle sticks together to look like a fence. Set this aside for 20-30 minutes to let it dry completely.
  2. Next, paint the front of the popsicle sticks with the yellow KwikStix.
  3. Now cut out the cardstock embellishments to bring the minion pieces to life.
  4. To finish up your minion, glue on the cut out paper embellishments and let it all dry completely!


January 12, 2017

Gluten Free Popcorn Ball Treat

Gluten Free Popcorn Balls
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The easiest popcorn balls ever! Easy as 1-2-3!

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of popped popcorn
  • 3 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 (8 oz) package of marshmallows

Directions:
  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the marshmallows.
  2. Take off the stove and add the popped popcorn.
  3. Stir.
  4. Let the mixture sit until it is cold to the touch.
  5. Butter up your hands and form the popcorn balls.
  6. Enjoy!



January 5, 2017

Paper Plate Elephant

Paper Plate Elephant
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Materials:
  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White Paper
  • Black Marker
  • KwikStix
Directions:
  1. First, cut the paper plate to look like the image above.
  2. Paint each part with any color Kwik Stix you would like.
  3. Using the white paper and black marker, cut out and create two eyes then glue them in the upper area of the center piece of the plate.
  4. Finally, use the last portion of the plate that was not used to create a trunk for your elephant!


December 29, 2016

New Year's Noise Maker

New Year's Noise Maker
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Get ready to ring in the New Year with this easy to make noise maker!
What You'll Need:
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • A handful of dried beans
  • 1 streamer, strand of yarn, or ribbon
  • 1 dowel rod
  • KwikStix
  • Glue
Directions:
  1. Decorate the bottoms of your plates with any design you would like.
  2. Add the beans to the inside of one of the plates and attach the dowel rod from top to bottom.
  3. Cut the streamer, yarn, or ribbon and glue to the bottom near the dowel.
  4. Layer a thick line of glue around the rim of the plate and attach the 2nd plate on top.
  5. Let your noise maker sit for an hour or two to allow the glue to completely dry.
  6. Get ready for the clock to reach midnight and make a bunch of noise welcoming the new year!


Happy New Year!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Holiday Craft Idea

Paper Plate Christmas Tree 

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Merry Christmas!

Materials
  • Paper Plate
  • Kwik Stix
  • Kid's Safety Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Stapler
  • Brown Cardstock Paper
  • Star Foam Sticker
  • Sequins
  • Glue

Instructions
  1.  Start by painting your paper plate green. Let it dry completely.
  2. When your paper plate is dry, cut it into thirds, then cut one of the section a bit smaller. When you layer them together with the smallest one on top, you have a Christmas Tree shape.
  3. Use your hole punch to punch six (6) holes across the bottom of each paper plate section.
  4. Cut a 12-inch section of ribbon for each paper plate section and lace them through the holes.  Start by bringing the ribbon up from the back of the paper plate into the first hole and then continue through the holes, finishing with the excess ribbon hanging off the back of the paper plate.
  5. Tape the excess pieces of ribbon to the back of the paper plate to hold them in place.
  6. When you are finished lacing all your pieces, use a stapler to staple them together into your Christmas Tree.
  7. Finish you Christmas Tree by stapling (or gluing) on a brown tree stump cut out from your brown paper and adding a foam star sticker at the top.
  8.  Glue on any sequin or embellishments that you would like to decorate your Christmas Tree.


December 15, 2016

Hanukkah Craft Idea

Kwik Stix Painted Dreidels 

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Happy Hanukkah!!


Materials
  •    Thin cardboard
  •    Paper
  •   Kwik Stix
  •  Scissors
  •  Glue

Instructions
  1. Print out the dreidel template of choice (color or B&W).
  2. Color or paint the template pieces, as necessary.
  3.  Glue the templates to a piece of thin cardboard (old cereal boxes work well).
  4. Cut out the template pieces (may require adult assistance).
  5.  Fold the tabs and glue the dreidel together.
  6. Poke a hole in the top and slide a pencil or straw through.


December 8, 2016

Kwanzaa Craft Idea

Paper Plate Kinara 

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Materials
  • 9-inch Paper Plate
  • Hole Punch
  • Kwik Stix
  • 7 Popsicle Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape

Instructions
  1. Fold a 9-inch paper plate in half. On the fold, punch seven evenly spaced holes.
  2. Decorate both sides of the plate.
  3. For candles, color seven popsicle sticks: three red, one black, and three green.
  4. Cut out seven "flames" from tissue paper. Glue one at the end of each candle.
  5. Push the candles through the holes in the folded plate. If necessary, use tape to hold each candle in place.

Happy Kwanzaa!

December 1, 2016

Clothespin Snowman Craft

Clothespin Snowman Craft
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Materials:
  • Natural Wood Clothespins
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Orange Mini Pom Poms
  • White Kwik Stix
  • Black Marker
  • Ultra Safe Kids Scissors
Directions:
  1. Paint the clothespins white using the Kwik Stix. This will allow the clothespins to dry in a quick fashion. You can even do a couple layers of the paint! (Tip: To prevent the paint from gluing the clothespin shut, open it up a few times while it dries.)
  2. Once the paint has dried, cut a short piece of yarn and tie it around the clothespin to make a scarf for the snowman. Add a drop of glue to make sure the yarn is secure on the clothespin.
  3. Use the black marker to draw two eyes, a mouth, and buttons on the snowman's body.
  4. Finally, put a drop of glue between the eyes and mouth and stick a mini orange pom pom for the nose.


Happy Holidays!