Friday, October 24, 2014

Water Art

Gather your supplies. You will need a cookie sheet or some kind of plastic 
tray, a white sheet of paper and food coloring (markers may work if you do not have 
food coloring) 

 Place white paper on cookie sheet/tray. 

Set cookie sheet/tray and set in rain until paper is wet but not soaking wet.
(Take out 
in the rain or lay paper on newspaper and use a spray bottle.)

Allow children to place a few drops of food coloring on the paper and then 
watch it spread! You can tilt the tray to watch the colors mix! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ollie Sword and Shield

Gather supplies.  You will need a cereal box (or any other box you have on hand), scissors, crayons (you can use stickers, markers, paint, etc… to decorate with), tape

Cut all vertical lines on box to create 4 pieces.  You will only need one large and two small pieces, unless you are making more than one shield. (see photo)

You will use one of the side pieces to create a sword.  Cut a sword shape, as shown.

Decorate sword and shield however you would like!

Tape other “side” piece from cereal box to the back of the shield to create a handle.  See picture.

Finished product.

David & Goliath Sling Shot

Gather your supplies. You will need a stick or tree 
branch that is Y shape (this will be a fun hunt for you and your 
child/children), 2 rubber bands, a piece of fabric or felt, aluminum 
foil, scissors and tape (not shown). 

Cut slits in sides of fabric. Pull rubber bands through 
the slits. See picture. 

Tape rubber bands to the “Y” section of the branch. 
You can use any type of tape. 

Make 5 “rocks” out of aluminum foil by crinkling into 

Finished sling shot!