Monday, April 12, 2010

Craft Stick Idea's (Only a few for now)

With a few craft sticks, some paint, and a lot of imagination, your child can have a personalized door hanger to call their own. This project is simple and it’s fun to make.
What you'll need:
5 jumbo craft sticks
2 regular-sized craft sticks
Ribbon or twine
Pink acrylic paint
Acrylic sealer spray
White craft glue
Foam sticker letters
Foam sticker flowers
Wax paper

How to make it:
Lay five jumbo craft sticks on wax paper.
Lay the two regular-sized craft sticks across the jumbo sticks in the opposite direction, one at the top and one at the bottom. This should resemble an old-fashioned snow sled.
Glue the regular-sized sticks onto the jumbo sticks, then pipe glue down in-between each of the jumbo sticks.
Smear the glue between the seams of the jumbo sticks and gently squeeze them to get them close together. Let glue dry completely.
When dry, turn craft stick figure over and paint pink. Repeat for a second coat and let dry completely.
Take outside and spray craft sticks with acrylic sealer, let dry. (Don't have to do this if you don't have sealer)
Cut a piece of ribbon about 24” long.
Turn dry craft stick figure over and tie each end of the ribbon to the regular sized craft stick at the top of the figure. Be sure to knot the ribbon at the back side.
Dot on some glue to the knots. Let dry.
Turn craft stick figure over again and decorate with foam letter stickers and flowers. For flower centers, glue on buttons.
Use scissors to trim the ends of the tied ribbon hanger.

If child’s name is too long to fit stickers, paint the name on or use a craft paint pen with glitter glue.
Don’t trim the tied knots until after the glue has dried.

What you'll need:
2 jumbo craft sticks
2 regular sized craft sticks
Glittery stickers
2 glittery chenille stems or pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun

How to make it:
Cut the two regular sized craft sticks in half.
Glue two rounded ends of the cut craft sticks to the end one of the jumbo craft sticks to make the legs of the balance beam. Repeat this process with the other jumbo and cut craft sticks.
Glue the two jumbo craft sticks together and the open ends to form the balance beam.
Shape chenille into a stick person with two simple legs, two arms, torso and a head.
Get an adult to help hot glue the gymnast to the balance beam in whatever position you like, we chose a back bend.
Attach stickers to the legs of the balance beam.

Instead of chenille try cutting a gymnast out of a magazine and glue her to your beam like a paper doll.

Here's a game to play on those boring car rides!

What you'll need:
Construction paper
Popsicle sticks

How to make it:
Cut a piece of cardboard into a 6x6" square.
Lay four Popsicle sticks across it like a Tic-tac-toe board and then glue them down. You may have to cut the Popsicle sticks so there are no cracks.

Fun Ideas:
Take any colour of construction paper (let's say it's Easter). Cut out eggs as your pieces. Make 10; 5 any color for one person and 5 another color for the other person.
You can use Chips.
You can colour your cardboard.
Next, Play tic tac toe!!!!

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