Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Check out our fun spring crafts you can make with your kids featured on PALive!
Materials and Instructions in previous post below.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Daffodil Flowers

Wood Skewers
Acrylic Paint: colors - Yellow, Orange, and Green
Construction Paper: colors - Yellow and Green
Paper Egg Carton
Pom Poms
Paint Brush

1. Paint the wood skewers green, set aside to dry.
2. Cut egg carton into sections and paint orange, set aside to dry.
3. Cut flower petals approx. 6 or more.
4. Cut green leaves by folding the green construction paper in half, over the fold.
5. When both the orange flower center and skewers are dry, push the skewer through one side of the flower’s center until it just touches the other end. 
6. Glue petals around back of egg carton center.
7. Glue pom poms to fill the flower center and hide stick.
8. Glue the leaves around the stick.
7. Display in a mason jar or simple vase. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowmen Snowball Launchers

Take aim at winter with these adorable snowmen snowball launchers for a non-melting snowballs fight! They are a quick, easy and inexpensive to make and the kids love them because they are super FUN!

White, Sturdy Paper or Plastic Cup
Black Balloon
White Pom Poms
Black and Orange Permanent Markers
Electrical Tape or Black Tape

1.  Cut the bottom part off of your cup.  
2.  Tie a knot at the end of your balloon and cut off about 1/2” from the other end.

3. Stretch the balloon over the end of the cup. It worked best when we pre-stretched the balloon a few times to loosen it up before trying to put it over the cup.

4. Apply the black tape around the bottom edge of the balloon to secure it to the cup.

5. Draw a carrot nose, two eyes and mouth for the snowman’s face.

6. Now it’s time to do some launching!  Just put your white pom pom (snowballes) inside the cup on the knotted center, then aim the cup away from you, pull back on the outer knot and launch away!

You can also use marshmallows instead of the pom poms to gain greater distance, they will fly much farther but may also get lost in your home, so we’d suggest using the marshmallows outside not to leave rotting food under your couch or table!