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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Catch-a-Bug!

CRAFT: CATCH-A-BUG GAME


Note: Have an adult cut the bottom off of a plastic creamer bottle and punch four holes
near cut edge of bottle equal distance apart and ½ inch below cut edge..


1. Using colored tape make stripe around bottle.
2. Cut 12 three-inch lengths of yarn for “bug” legs. Place one drop of white glue on
1” pom-pom and lay middle of three strands of yarn across glue to make “bug” legs.
Repeat for each “bug”.
2. Using white glue make a face on each “bug” with wiggle eyes and tiny pom-poms.
3. Cut four 10-inch strands of yarn. Thread one strand on large needle and knot end of
yarn. Note: You may need adult help with this step. Push needle through pom-pom
starting in middle of legs and pushing up through the head. Pull yarn through until knot
stops on bottom of bug.
4. Push needle through hole to inside of bottle. Remove needle and double knot free end
of yarn. Repeat with all “bugs”.


TO PLAY:
With “bugs” dangling on outside of bottle, hold bottle by neck and try to toss bugs into
opening at the top. It’s not as easy as it looks. Count 5 points for each bug you catch.







Monday, February 2, 2009


SHAKE-SHAKE-SHAKE
Creamer Noisemakers

by

Shari Lyle-Soffe



Use these noisemakers to make
a joyful noise!


With a few household items you
can make these colorful noisemakers.
Lightly sand two creamer bottles. Wipe away dust with damp paper towel. Paint
stripes with two different colors. Allow paint to dry. Apply second coat. Decorate
with painted designs or colorful stickers.

Note: Have an adult spray the bottles with spray gloss sealer.

Pour ½ cup of dry beans in each bottle. Spread white glue on neck of bottle and
screw on lid. Glue cap shut so that beans can’t spill out.

Now put some music on and shake-shake-shake! Make a joyful noise!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

CATCH-A-SMILE

CATCH-A-SMILE


YOU WILL NEED:

· 2 Quart size plastic creamer bottles
· Red and Blue decorative tape
· tennis ball
· black paint
· paint brush
· ½ inch wooden dowel
· sandpaper

HOW TO DO IT:

1. *Ask an adult to cut bottom ring off of each bottle.
2. Sand cut edge until it is smooth.
3. Use tape to make stripes around bottles.
4. Use wooden dowel dipped in black paint to make eyes on tennis ball. Use brush to paint mouth on tennis ball.

TO PLAY: (two players)
Recommend playing outside so you don't break something.
Hold bottle by neck (bottom up) and drop tennis ball inside. Stand a few feet away from opponent and toss ball out of bottle with an upward motion. Opponent should hold other bottle by neck (bottom up) and try to catch ball in it. Repeat and don’t forget to smile.

copyright 2005 Sharon A. Soffe

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Creamer Snowman

1. Remove outer wrapper from clean plastic creamer bottle.
2. Glue white pom pom, or cotton ball, to lip of lid.
3. Cut wide ribbon to wrap around neck and hang down on
both sides, like a winter scarf. Cut fringe in ends of
ribbon. Glue ends of ribbon to snowman and hold with tape
until dry.
4. Glue small colored buttons or small pom poms to front
of snowman to make eyes, nose and buttons.
5. Ask Mom or Dad to put hole in bottle on each side. Push
plastic drink straw through holes for arms.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

INDIAN DRUM FOR THANKSGIVING


What You Need:

Oatmeal box or any can with lid
Tape
Construction paper
Rubber bands
Crayons
Scissors

What to Do:

1. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around can.
2. Decorate the paper and tape it onto the can.
3. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper about an inch bigger than the lid.
4. Put it over the top and bottom of the can, and use rubber bands to hold it on.
Reprinted with permission of Nancy Cavanaugh www.holidaycrafts4kids.com