Sunday, December 16, 2012

Projects with “snow” theme for kids to make

Since there are places in the US which have snow or snow in there forecast; I thought about getting some kid friendly crafts for them to do inside.  The second one an adult may like to do or help with do the Snowy Owl ornament.

Snow Swabs

Materials:  cardboard and plastic wrap for work surface, 18 cotton swabs, tacky glue, glitter, and mono-filament line


To make some, first create a work surface by covering a large piece of cardboard with plastic wrap.

For each snowflake, arrange 18 cotton swabs as shown. Squeeze a small amount of tacky glue where the ends of the swabs meet.
Sprinkle glitter onto the glue and let the snowflakes dry overnight.
Carefully peel each flake from the plastic. Collect and return the excess glitter to its container. Hang up your snowflakes with mono-filament line.

Snowy Owl Ornaments 

Materials:  white felt, yogurt container for tracing, tacky glue, old book pages, gold colored felt, tan colored felt, large googly eyes, gold and silver sequins and gems, feathers and gold thread for hanging

Using the yogurt container or some other round object trace out a circle on your white felt and cut out.
Find some old book pages.  You need to cut a small triangle for the Owl's forehead and flower pot shape for the belly. 

Glue your flower pot shape onto the white felt slightly down from the middle.

Put some glue on the felt on either side of the shape.

Fold the felt over and hold for a few seconds while the glue sets up.  You can use some clothespins to help you out.

Put a dab of glue at the top of your flower pot shape and fold the felt down.  You want to keep the ends open.

Place a little bit of glue into the open corner and add a feather.
Repeat on other side.  Glue the little triangle onto the forehead.

Cut 2 circles from the tan felt that are larger than your googly eyes.

Glue into place on the owl.

Cut a little beak triangle from the gold felt and glue into place.

Add some bling!
Using a needle thread some gold thread thru the top of your Owl and mke a loop for hanging.

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