Friday, November 27, 2009

WHILE YOU DO YOURS, KIDS CAN DO THEIRS! - CRAFT & ART CLASSES

Card Holder
 Here's a festive way to display your holiday cards


Materials:
42 spring-clip clothespins
2 green acrylic paints (we used FolkArt Shamrock [S] and Evergreen [E])
Small flat paintbrush
Wire hanger or sturdy wire, wire cutter, pliers (needlenose helpful)
14 red and 28 green 9 x 6 mm pony beads
Tie wire
1 yd of 23⁄4" red ribbon
Instructions:
Paint 21 clothespins each with S and E.
Cut hook off hanger. Form open circle and a small 1⁄2" loop at one end to hang wreat, using pliers.
String red bead, S pin, green bead, E pin, green bead, S pin, red bead, E pin; continue alternating pin colors with 2 green beads and 1 red throughout.
Hook ends together or tie with thin wire. Tie bow. Wire bow over joining.



Bookmarks
Kids can  track of their favorite books with this handy bookmark (made by themselves)


Materials:
Fun Foam in assorted colors
Decorative scissors (optional)
White glue
Fine-point permanent markers in assorted colors
3/4" pompom
Two 5 mm movable eyes
Yarn
Instructions:
Cut 2" x 10" strips of Fun Foam for base of bookmark. Cut additional shapes, such as face or star. Use decorative scissors if desired.
Glue shapes to one end of strip.Decorate shapes with markers, movable eyes, pompom nose, yarn and hair.
Write names of books you’ve read on base strip.

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