Some of our favorite craft supplies are:
colored foam sheets
Now that my son is a little bit older, we have more projects to keep us busy.
One of the recent favorites are edible necklaces. In fact, we love making these so much, we made them for his birthday party this past year.
|Candy necklace time!|
Peach or orange rings
Scissors to cut the string
Thread the yarn and add the life savers and gummy rings. Tie off and wear…and nibble!
Take a pipe cleaner and thread it around the hook on the jingle bell.
Another stand by that is good for several hours of fun is play do. We don't always have store bought on hand, but we do have the supplies to make our own.
plain white flour – 1 cup
salt – ½ cup
cream of tartar – 2 tsp (you can substitute 2 tbsp of baking soda)
water – 1 cup
cooking oil – 1 tsp (if you use baking soda, add 1 tbsp of oil instead of 1 tsp)
Mix all the ingredients together with a fork in a mixing bowl until the mixture is smooth and one solid color
Pour the mixture into a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Stir until smooth and then until playdough bunches up to form a ball
Take it out of the pan and allow the playdough to cool
Knead for a few minutes and store in an airtight container
|Tornado in Dupree, SD May 2011|
The best directions I have found are from here: http://eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/tornado4.htm
What you will need:
8 oz. jar with lid
Clear liquid dish soap
A pinch of glitter
Make it happen!
Fill the jar 3/4 full of water.
Put in one teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of dish soap.
Sprinkle in a small amount of glitter.
Close the lid and twist the jar to swirl the water and see a vortex like a tornado form in the center of the jar.