CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
EASTER and CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
A MAGIC BOX
1. A box which has one side open.
2. Gift wrapper (with stars and moons on it to make it
3. A sticker of a magician
4. A thin stick for the magic wand
Wrap the box with the gift wrapper. When you have finished, put the sticker on the front side of the box. Then take the stick and wrap it with the gift wrapper that has been left. Try to get a magic book and do
some tricks with the magic box.
(Thanks to Aisha)
Ants on a Log
Things you need:
1 stick of celery
First put the peanut butter on the celery
then put one raisin on top (you could put more than one raisin if you like but you have to put it on top of the peanut butter)
Then you eat it!!!
3. chart paper
4. markers or paints
Take the chart paper, cut the sides in some funky shape, stick your favorite sticker on the top of the bookmark, decorate the sides and in the middle draw some nice picture with the glitter in a beautiful manner.
(Thanks to Ishita)
1 lb lean hamburger
3 cans tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
3 lbs. sugar
Dice onions & garlic and put in skillet with hamburger until brown. Drain
Add tomato sauce paste, stir in well.
Add dash of onion salt and pepper, mix in well.
Finally add sugar, stir well, then let simmer about 4 hours.
About the last 15 minutes cook noodles as directed on package.
Tastes great served with garlic bread, too.
Serves 10 or more people.
(Thanks to Sheleigh)
Animal Cracker Pins
Box of Animal Crackers (not iced)
clear nail polish or varnish
flat-backed small gold pins
craft glue or a glue gun
Choose an animal cracker you like.
Polish both sides with clear nail polish or varnish. Do this OUTSIDE or in a WELL VENTILATED AREA!.
Once completely dry, glue one pin to the back; again let dry completely.
A fast, fun and cute lapel pin for you to wear. Do NOT put these in your mouth!
For Mother's Day:
A frame made out of craft sticks, with a picture of a child, and a magnet on the back for the refrigerator.
(Thanks to Ivonne)
What you need:
Round coffee filters (only the round ones will work)
What you do:
Flatten out the coffee filters and decorate them with the paint and
markers. After they dry, scrunch up the middle and pinch them in a
clothespin. Round out the wings and you have a beautiful butterfly! For
more detail you can add pipe cleaners for antennae and glue on googley
Gift in a Roll
Paper towel or wax paper rolls (use the empty tubes)
Small gift (pens, pencils, jewellery, candy, a small poster or picture, etc.)
Small plastic bag or ziploc or sandwich bag
Ribbon, wrapping paper, stickers
Put gift in plastic bag. Roll bag small enough to fit into paper tube.
If the gift is small, you can stuff the ends of the tube with tissue paper or paper towel
Cut wrapping paper large enough to wrap around the roll but longer than the tube (tissue paper is easier to use)
Tie the ends closed with ribbon. Ribbon can be curled or you can add stickers, or glue on small wrapped candies.
You will need an empty vegetable can. Clean it and remove the label.
Have your parents smooth out all the rough edges from the lid.
You also need paint, glue, ribbon, and any photos you would like to apply.
Paint your can any colors you would like.
Once your can is dry, you can glue the ribbon around the top of your can. Now you can decorate your can anyway you would like. Have fun!
(Thanks to Jerry Hartley)
Mix 1 cup salt,
1/2 cup water,
2 tablespoons vegetable oil,
and 2 cups flour.
Shape and bake at 250° F, until set. Paint as desired. Create sculptures as
gifts or as decorations.
Jello Play Dough
This is supposed to smell fantastic!
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
1 cup Water
1 Tablespoons Oil
2 teaspoons Cream of Tarter
1 (3 1/2 oz.) package unsweetened Jello
Mix all ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until
consistency of mashed potatoes. Let cool and knead with floured hands until
dry. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
colored construction paper
Cut a piece of construction paper in the size you want your bookmark. Color
with markers, write a poem, or a short note about the person you are giving
the bookmark to.
Decorate with stickers, your favorite photos, or magazine cut-outs that
reflect the recipient's interests. (use a SMALL dab of white glue.) Cut 2
pieces of lamination paper to cover your bookmark, leaving an extra 1/4"
around the edges.
Peel the backing off of ONE piece of laminate and carefully lay the
bookmark, back-side UP, in the center. Peel the second piece and fit
exactly over the FRONT of bookmark. (If the edges don't match up
perfectly, just trim with scissors.) Punch hole in top of bookmark
(preferably with a hole-puncher) and tie a small section of pretty ribbon to
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