Saturday, March 13, 2010


•Plain corrugated cardboard (not printed with bright inks or coated with wax or plastic)
•Shallow aluminium cans- tuna cans, pet food cans, pineapple cans (about 105g size)
•Industrial size can
•Candle wax
•Cut lid off cans
•Wash and dry cans
•Place the can on its side and on the cardboard- use a ruler to draw a straight line along the cardboard the height of the can
•Cut several strips to fit inside the can
•Roll the cardboard into a tight circle- continue to add strips until there is enough to fit inside the can
•Pack the strips into the can and press down
•Place several pieces of newspaper under the can to catch the wax drips
•Place the candles in a microwave proof container and melt it slowly
•Place one of the wicks into the middle of the can
•Pour the melted wax into the can to the brim – let wax cool completely
•When the wax hardens it will shrink- fill with more melted wax
•Let wax again cool completely
•Cut lid off one end of industrial size can
•Cut a hole in the side of the can to let the buddy burner inside the can
Walk round the neighbourhood and find as many things you can which start with the letters of the alphabet
Lay a string trail in a very safe area & follow blindfolded.
Cut a picture of a large cardboard egg into 20 broken pieces. Find all the pieces & put him back together
Have an envelope containing 20 or so different-coloured squares of construction paper (not just browns and greens, some yellows, a purple, etc.). Have the girls find something in nature the same colour as each one of the squares
•Textured items; leaves, rocks, tree bark, shells, coins, coins, paperclips, fabrics, baskets, combs, etc.
•Construction paper
•scissors – optional
•glue – optional
•markers - optional
•To make a rubbing, place a piece of construction paper on top of the object.
•Rub the paper gently with crayons (you may want to use the side of the crayon) until texture appears.
•The object and its texture will be "imprinted" on the paper.
•Experiment with overlapping rubbings over each other. This works very well with different shape leaves, rubbed in different colours overlapping each other.
•Another option is to draw on the construction paper with markers. Draw outlines only. Fill in the spaces by rubbing over various items.
• Still another option is to make rubbings on paper. Cut out the rubbings and glue them onto another sheet of paper, making a collage.
•Flowers or leaves
•Book to press the flowers and leaves
•Clear contact paper
•Construction paper
•Tissue Paper
•Markers, Crayons, Paint, Stickers, Ribbon to decorate with.
•Place the flowers and leaves between two pieces of tissue paper
•Place the flowers and leaves in the tissue paper in between the books.
•Leave them to dry and flatten out in the books for 2 weeks.
•Cut the poster board to place mat size. (You will want this approximately 16x12")
•Colour and use your stickers to decorate the poster board.
•Get the Pressed flowers and leaves.
•You need to cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the poster board, Peel off the backing and place the poster board on top of the contact paper.
•Arrange the pressed flowers and leaves on top of the poster board.
•Roll the contact paper over the poster board that you have designed.
•Trim the edges of the contact paper leaving a little to create a seal for your placemat.

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