Button Jar

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button jarThis is a very cute idea to use up all those extra buttons that seem to accumulate all over the place!  I try to keep all my buttons in one drawer near my sewing supplies but I seem to find them everywhere…  I found this idea over at Create-Kids-Crafts.com.  They have lots of other great Spring Craft ideas as well!

This may be used to hold any number of small items.

Supplies needed:

baby food jar
flat buttons
paint or window markers
paintbrush
quick setting glue

Glue several buttons on the outside of the jar to represent flowers. Hold the buttons in place until the glue is set. Paint stems and leaves on to the jar for the flowers. Add any other decorations you may want.

Easter Box!

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Easter boxJillian helped with an Easter Egg Hunt last weekend and they always have a craft time as well as an Easter Egg hunt.  They made little boxes to put jewelry or goodies into.  They look very similar to this box.

They are small wooden boxes that they first painted with colored paint, then after it had dried, they took a strip of felt and glued it to the rim of the box lid.  Then they each had some felt bunnies and chicks, as well as a variety of flowers to glue onto the top of each box.  They turned out so cute!

I love making Easter crafts!

Napkin Applique Easter Eggs

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These make beautiful eggs and are fun to make. The hardest part is blowing the egg out the hole. We’re planning to make these tonight!

What You Need

  • Raw eggs
  • Straight pin
  • Sponge brush
  • School glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Decorative paper napkins (flower or Easter designs are nice)
  • Paper plate
  • Wax paper

How To Make It

  1. Prick egg at both ends with straight pin. Make the hole on the bottom a little larger.
  2. Blow the egg out.
  3. Wash off egg and dry.
  4. Put some glue on a paper plate.
  5. Divide the napkin into layers. Keep only the top decorated layer.
  6. Tear the napkin into about 2″ or smaller pieces.
  7. Sponge brush glue on part of the egg.
  8. Lay a piece of the napkin, right side up, over the egg. Smooth.
  9. Continue covering egg with glue and napkins.
  10. Finish with one coat of glue over entire egg to seal.
  11. Let dry completely.
  12. Use your eggs in baskets, table decorations, or any place you would like.

Silly Putty Recipe!

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Remember the old days when we got some of that silly putty in an egg? Well, leave it to the Girl Scouts to again make this stuff and send it home with the girls! lol! My daughter had a blast with it last night!

Here’s the recipe to make your own:

Silly Putty

Ingredients

1 cup white glue (Elmer’s)

1 cup liquid starch

food coloring

First combine glue and coloring in plastic container. Next add starch a little at a time, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until

mixture looks rubbery and like putty. Add more starch if it is too gooey. Store in a plastic bag or an airtight container.

Bounce it, stretch it, make transfers of the comics — very useful stuff.

Story Books for toddlers

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Our Sunday School is always looking for ideas on how to keep little ones quiet during church services… so I’m passing on this idea to them.

They have quite a few old story books with pictures in them of Biblical characters. The kids never seem to read them any more and some of them are very old with ripped covers and torn pages. I’m suggesting that they let the kids cut the characters out of the books and then use a glue stick to put those pictures into a notebook of some sort, possibly using a Composition Notebook. Then the name of the Biblical character could be written under the picture. As they are putting them into the book, the teacher could talk about each character so that the child knows who it is….

For example, if the child put a picture of Noah in his book, the teacher could talk about the big flood and could even help the child draw water and an ark around Noah.

The child could sit in church and go through the pages, looking at all the pictures and remembering the story of each character!

I saw a great website that teaches ELS to kids in Japan and she was looking for craft ideas for the kids using simple English. I think this would be a great craft for her to do with them, using any type of magazine or book. She could have the kids cut out pictures of common items, such as pets, or jobs, and then they could write in English, a description of the picture. Kids love looking through books, especially one they made!

Bev

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