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STANDING LOVE BUGS

Beware—you’re going to get bitten by the “Love Bug.”  The sight of these little bugs makes you want to giggle and make a ton of them.  If you were going to have a Valentine party, they would be perfect little … Continue reading

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SPARKLING BIRDS

I first saw these “Sparkling Bird Ornaments” in the Dec. ’05 issue of the Pack-O-Fun magazine.  I have received  written permission to share the patterns on this website.  I made some of them with construction paper and think they are really cute.  I’ve also made … Continue reading

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PAPER MACHE SANTA

This is a paper mache project that we have done with the 6th grade classes.  To make this santa you’ll need a plastic bottle that has shoulders on it (Dawn bottles used to be like this, but now we just … Continue reading

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PUMPKIN CUBES

One thing teachers can easily get ahold of is 1/2 pint milk cartons.  Here is a project that’s easy and a way to send lots of empty milk cartons home.  What kid wouldn’t want to make a passel of these.  … Continue reading

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SPIDERS

Get ready for Halloween by making a bunch of “Hanging Spiders.”  They aren’t terribly scary looking unless, of course, you’re scared of spiders. There’s not much to making these, especially if you use glue dots.  And if you haven’t been using … Continue reading

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NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM

The 3rd Grade class at HT study the history of our American Indians, so I’ve been working on a couple of new projects for that class.  I think the students, especially the boys, will really enjoy making an Indian drum.  … Continue reading

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LETS MOVE IT

I believe that it was on Artsonia that I saw a project like this a couple of years ago and thought it was a great lesson for the kids.  The class started this  by discussing how we know an animal is running in … Continue reading

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BATIK ON A COFFEE FILTER

Batik is the name for a technique of dyeing fabrics.  First, melted wax is applied on the areas of the fabric that is not to be colored.   Then the fabric is soaked in dye—the wax prevents the dye from penetrating … Continue reading

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