My Little One LOVES arts and crafts. She is always up to something. Cutting, pasting, beading, painting... she is so creative! She is off to kindergarten in a week and a half. Which has been the main reason for my absence from blogging this month. We've been spending LOTS of family time together... and LOVING every minute of it! I will most definitely get back into the swing of things in a couple of weeks. I promise.
Here is a fun and quick (kid friendly) project that was originally created with Play-Doh!
The Little One did most of the work in creating this project.
I just basically changed the materials.
We thought these little magnets would make fun party favors or little gifties for teachers.
"Candy" Magnet Supplies:
Sculpey Clay (2 or 3 different colors)
1. Break off a small piece of the clay. We used 1/12 of the bar.
Knead the clay and roll it into a snake about 5" long. Repeat with your other colors.
2. Twist the different colored snakes together.
3. Roll this bumpy snake between your hands to make it nice and smooth.
4. Coil this snake into a wheel to form a candy.
5. Follow the directions on the Sculpey package to harden the clay in the oven.
After baking, allow to cool.
6. Cut a piece of cellophane to wrap around the candy. Be sure to cut it large enough to leave excess on the ends. Put a dab of tacky glue on the back of the candy and wrap the piece in the cellophane. Twist the ends to resemble a real wrapped candy. Glue a magnet to the back.
Easy peasy. And sooo cute!
Package a bunch in a clear bag with a cute topper.
Coat the candies in a shiny clear gloss before wrapping, for a more realistic effect.
Add a stick to the coiled clay before baking to make lollipops.
Add a hanger to them instead of a magnet for sweet ornaments.
Be sure to try them in holiday colors too!
How about one more quick little activity?
All you need is:
(Gummies, gumdrops, and hollow licorice work best. Or you could use Cheerios, raisins, and other dried fruit? Nahhhhh.)
You'll also need a needle and waxed dental floss.
Simply string the candies onto the floss to create a unique (and yummy) necklace.
Note: The needle can get pretty sticky and be a little tricky... be sure to help young children with the stringing part. Or give them a licorice whip and let them string on lifesavers or other candies with holes, and skip the needle part all together.
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I'll be back next Friday with another fun tutorial and $25 gift certificate winner.
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Have a great weekend!!!