Thursday, July 28, 2011

Plastic Cup Lighthouse!

This project is from the August 2011 issue of Family Fun Magazine.  My 6 year old son was looking through the magazine and said, "Mom, we have to make this!"  It was very easy to make and Connor was able to do most of it all by himself! 
Plastic Cup Lighthouse - Apply white tape around a red plastic cup (in three different sections)  Cut out black rectangles - 1 larger one for the door and 2 smaller ones for the windows.  Glue to the cup.  Trace the bottom of a clear plastic cup onto black paper.  Cut the circle out and glue to the bottom of the cup.  Cut a 1 inch section off the top of a clear plastic cup.  Place rechargeable tea light on top of red plastic cup and cover with cut clear plastic cup.
Materials Needed:  red plastic cup, clear plastic cup, black paper, white tape, scissors, rechargeable tea light, glue, pencil

Friday, July 8, 2011


Project:  Foamerator - This project if from Family Fun Magazine.  Directions:  Cut the bottom off of a plastic water bottle.  Cut a square from a towel (enough to amply cover the bottom of the water bottle.  Use a rubber band to secure the towel over the bottom of the water bottle.  Place dish soap and water into a shallow pan/tub.  Dip the water bottle, towel side down into the dish soap and water.  Then blow on the mouth of the water bottle to create bubble foam!!  Connor, Ty and Addie had a blast with all of the foamy bubbles!

Materials Needed:  plastic water bottle, scissors, towel, rubber band, dish soap, water, pan/tub

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Under the Sea Picture!

This idea comes from the June/July 2007 issue of the Mailbox Magazine (Kindergarten/Grade 1)
Project:  Under the Sea Picture - Fill a shallow pan with enough water to cover the bottom.  Use a scissors to scrape shavings of blue chalk into the water covered pan.  Dip a shell template in the chalk-water.  Let Dry.  Sponge paint the bottom of a white piece of paper with yellow paint (the sand).  Use blue crayon to water on the top half of the white paper.  Glue the shell onto the paper and add additional sea components - like seaweed and other sea creatures.
Materials Needed:  white paper, scissors, blue chalk, water, shallow pan, glue, yellow paint, sponge, shell template