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CRAFTS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER PROJECTS

MAKE YOUR OWN BUBBLES

1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons of water
2 Tablespoons of dish detergent
2 Tablespoons glycerin (from craft or drug stores)

Now for some extra fun! 
 Color your bubbles with some food coloring....Then catch  them on sheets of white paper for beautiful paintings!
BASEBALL BAT

You can make your own baseball bat with a swimming pool noodle cut to a length of 33"

BIRD FEEDER
2 Liter plastic bottle
pencil for punching hole
small twig about 3"
heavy string

Have someone help you cut a hole in the center of the bottle.
Punch a hole under the opening you just cut
Put  3" twig into the hole
Hang with heavy string from top of bottle onto tree

 
MORE CRAFT FUN             
  • Large, Metal Cookie Sheet
  • White Con-Tact Paper
  • Chalkboard Con-Tact Paper or Chalkboard Paint
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Chalk
  • Small Piece of Cloth
  • Large Envelope (at least 6" x 9")
  • Scissors

Instructions:
Cut a piece of each kind of Contact paper to cover a side of the cookie sheet. Cover one side of the cookie sheet with the white Con-Tact paper. Cover the other side with the chalkboard Con-Tact paper or paint it with chalkboard paint. Place the dry erase markers, piece of cloth (a small washcloth works perfectly), and chalk in the envelope.

You can use the dry erase markers on the white side of the cookie sheet, and the chalk on the chalkboard side of the cookie sheet. Keep your cloth handy to wipe them clean. The tray can also be used as a surface to play cards and other games. Some cookie sheets also make a great surface to play with magnetic alphabet letters, magnetic poetry, and other magnets. Test how well a magnet sticks first

To keep your kids cool on a hot day, fill a tray with water. Have your child place a string or a piece of yarn in the tray. When the cubes are frozen, tie the string around your child's neck, and tada! Your child has a very fashionalbe piece of jewerly that keeps them cool as well.



PLANTER
Milk cartons can also become great decorative planters for the little gardener in the making, With paper, fabric scraps, acrylic paints, a pair of scissors, and some glue, those cartons can become home to some starter
plants for the youngsters to nurture—two projects in one

A SUNSHINE PAINTING

On a sheet of dark blue construction paper, use a length of heavy cord to make a letter or drawing.
Leave in a sunny spot for a few hours.
Lift the cord to see your sun print

MAKE A SQUISH BALL
A baloon
A funnel
Cornstarch or other soft ingredient

Blow up the balloon
Insert funnel
Pour in the ingredients
Tie up the balloon
Now squish!

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PENCIL HOLDER FOR SCHOOL STUFF
YOU WILL NEED:
A JAR
SOME BROKEN COLORED CRAYONS
PIECE OF FOIL
RIBBON
PLACE FOIL IN THE SUN, THEN PUT BROKEN CRAYONS
ON TOP.  THEY WILL MELT

WHEN MELTED, ROLL JAR INTO THEM.
TIE A RIBBON AROUND TOP. 
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A SIT-UPON
YOU WILL NEED:
AN OLD TELEPHONE BOOK
SOME OLD WALLPAPER
WET THE BACKING AND WRAP THE WALLPAPER AROUND
 THE BOOK
NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO "SIT UPON"
IN THE WHEN THE GRASS IS WET

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BUBBLE MACHINE
YOU WILL NEED:
A MARGARINE CONTAINER
A STRAW
DISH DETERGENT

PUNCH A HOLE IN THE LID
AND ANOTHER NEAR THE RIM OF CONTAINER.
FILL 1/2 FULL WITH WATER, ADD A COUPLE
SQUIRTS OF DETERGENT
PUT STRAW THROUGH CONTAINER HOLE
NOW BLOW SOME REALLY BIG BUBBLES


A SANDBOX
You can make a sandbox out of a heavy  cardboard box.  Just line it with a garbage bag or other plastic lining. 

Fill with sand for a summer of fun

TREE BARK FUN
A few pieces of
white paper


some crayons with the paper removed
Hold the paper against the tree and rub with the length of the crayon.
 

HAVING A "BALL"
Want to have fun with a small rubber ball?  Glue a nickle, quarter, or penney to one side. 
Throw it into the air and watch it squiggle to the ground.