Friday, April 29, 2011

Flying Jellyfish!

I saw this project in the August 2010 issue of Family Fun Magazine.  This recycled craft first appeared on the blog 
Project:  Brush the insided of a plastic fruit cup with Mod Podge, then sprinkle on some glitter.   Tear tissue paper into small pieces.  Add the pieces to the inside of the cup, brushing more Mod Podge over the pieces as you go.  Let dry.  Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup - use a hammer and nail to do this.  Cut about 30-35 pieces of yarn and/or ribbon into 1 1/2-foot-long pieces and gather into a neat bundle.  Tie a 2 1/2-foot-long piece of yarn or ribbon around the bundle, about 1 inch from one end.  Thread the ends of this piece of yarn or ribbon through the hole in the fruit cup.  Tie the ends together for a hanging loop.  Add googly eyes for a finishing touch!!  My kids love googly eyes. :)
 Materials Needed:  empty plastic fruit cup, Mod Podge, paint brush, glitter, colored tissue paper, scissors, yarn, ribbon, nail, hammer

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paper Plate Jelly Fish!

I saw this in the July/July 2008 issue of Mailbox Magazine. 
Project:  Paper Plate Jelly Fish!  Cut a paper plate in half.  Punch holes along the edge the paper plate (about 6 holes).  Color the paper plate.  Glue on googly eyes and draw a mouth.  Cut 12" lengths of ribbon or yarn. For each hole - fold the length of yarn in half.  Thread the looped end of the yarn through the hole.  Pull the loose ends of the yarn through the loop to create tentacles.  Continue in the same manner with each remaining hole.
Materials Needed:  paper plate, scissors, hole punch, yarn or ribbon, googly eyes, marker, crayons

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Grass Chick!

This project is from the 2009 April/May issue of The Mailbox Magazine. 
Easter Grass Chick!
Spread glue on a small paper plate - either a white or yellow plate will do.  Press yellow Easter grass over the glue.  Cut a beak out orange paper and glue it on over the grass.  Glue on googly eyes and two craft feather wings to complete the project!
Materials Needed:  small paper plate, yellow Easter grass, googly eyes, orange paper, glue, feathers, scissors

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sock Bunny!

This project is from Family Fun Magazine.  I am not sure what year/issue it is from, but here is the link from the website!!
Project:  Sock Bunny!  Use a colorful sock (I just happened to have some pink socks that were missing their partners!)  Fill the sock with dried beans or rice, filling it up just past the heel.  Close the sock with a tightly looped rubber band.  Tie a ribbon around the sock just below the heel, to create the head and neck.  Use scissors to cut the sock's cuff into two ears, rounding the edges tot give the ears the right shape.  Cut a nose and teeth from felt.  Attach the nose and teeth with craft glue.  I used googly eyes for eyes, but you can use felt.  Attach a pom-pom or cotton ball tail with glue.  Addie wanted a pink tail for her bunny!!
Materials Needed:  sock, ribbon, rubber band, white and pink felt, craft glue, googly eyes (or black felt), scissors, pom-pom (or cotton ball), dried beans or rice

Monday, April 11, 2011

Styrofoam ball bunny!

Project:  Styrofoam Ball Bunny - Directions:  Connect two Styrofoam balls (I used 2 different sizes) with a toothpick.  Cut out ears out of white foam.  Use the end of a toothpick to make a slit in the top of the top Styrofoam ball.  Push the ears into the slit - secure with glue.  Use pink, sticky, foam pieces for the inside of the ears, the nose,  and the belly.  Use white, sticky, foam pieces for the feet.  Attach googly eyes.  Use permanent marker to draw mouth and whiskers.
Materials Needed:  2 Styrofoam balls, white foam, pink foam, toothpick, glue, googly eyes, black permanent marker