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Paper Snowflakes

27 Dec

Paper snowflakes may seem old-fashioned but they are an amazing discovery for kids. Copy paper is the most used paper for paper snowflakes but little hands may not be able to cut through the layers. For your preschoolers, make snowflakes with tissue paper or coffee filters. Make your snowflakes extra special with colored paper or glitter.

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Thanksgiving Candle Holder

18 Nov

My friend, Michele, is so creative and came up with this awesome candle holder that will look great on the Thanksgiving table.

Materials

  • 1 bag of dried lentils
  • 3 bags of other dried beans in different colors (1 bag each color)
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plastic cups (it can be any size but make sure it will be able to hold your candle)
  • Taper candle
Directions
  1. Pour the 4 bags of beans into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour enough glue over the beans so that all of the beans will be covered with glue.
  3. Mix the beans and the glue with a wooden spoon until the beans are well coated with glue. You may have to add more glue as you stir.
  4. Pack the bean and glue mixture into plastic cups leaving about 1″ from the top free of beans. Make sure to pack them down well.
  5. Twist the taper candle into the middle of the beans.
  6. Let the beans dry at least two days.
  7. When the beans are completely dry, remove the cup.
  8. Place several of these candle holders on a plate and decorate with fall leaves or share with your friends and family.

Simple Halloween Art Activity

24 Oct

I remember cutting out Halloween shapes from construction paper as a kid and hanging them on our windows as decorations for the trick-or-treaters to admire. Boy have times changed and houses really get tricked out for Halloween.

Here’s a simple Halloween decoration you can make with your kids to trick out your house.

  • Draw a ghost on a 12″ x 18″ piece of white construction paper with a black marker.

  • Use orange paint to paint the one hand of your child.

  • Place your child’s hand on the ghost near where an arm would be.

  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other hand.

  • Let the ghost dry, then cut it out.
  • Hang it in the window for your trick-or-treaters to admire.

Write your child’s name and date on the ghost and you will be able to see how little their hands were.

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