I just posted the instructions and supplies for these cute reindeer candy canes, on my What's in the Box? blog. Thought I would let ya know in case you are looking for a simple, fun project to do this season.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Now, Easter is my fav. holiday/biblical celebration, and we know full well that it isn't about bunnies and chocolates and plastic eggs. But it is fun to create a few crafts that scream "spring" and this is one of them. If you don't like to mix bunnies with your Easter celebration, this would still be a fun craft for spring or when you study bunnies/animals and what not.
You will need to do the following to make your bunnies:
*1/2 and 1/2 or small milk containers-one per child (rinse and rinse and then do a final rinse with a touch of bleach in the water to kill any milk and smell that may remain-let dry completely)
*stapler (staple close the opening you pour the milk from. I waited until I cut the ears/sides out to make it easier to get that area cut out-but you can do this first if you wish)
*Sharpie pen to mark out the ears and sides to cut along (I did this and even cut it out-saves time and it is not that important for the kids to do). They should take up the better part of the top, you can trim it down a bit so the ears don't touch (b/cuz the cotton fuzz will)-stop at the fold near the pouring area.
*scissors and a sharp pointed cutter to start the ears. I cut the ears out first, then did the side trim.
*hole puncher-make a hole in the middle of the top rim of the container. This is where you will pull the whiskers thru. I actually had the kids put the pipe cleaners thru before gluing. I had 2 pipe cleaners per bunny, but it is up to you. You can use pipe cleaner or yarn or whatever you have that looks like whiskers.
Yes, have the kids wear old clothes: glue, fuzzies and reg. boys gone crazy junk
will get all over their shirts.
*Pink paper for the middle of the ears. Cut out smaller than ear size but it doesn't need to be perfect, the cotton will cover a lot of it. Glue on the ears in the middle of them.
*glue, a container for it and paint brushes. It is simply easier to "paint" the glue on the box than squeeze it on.
*Cotton balls. I had a bag of 100 and I have plenty left (we did 2) so hopefully, that will help you judge the amt you need [1/3 bag or so was left over]. Have the child glue the sides, add cotton balls and keep going until the outside of the bunny is filled in nicely. We tore the balls into smaller pieces for the ears (front) and to fill in spaces. I suggest packing them in good on the facial area, esp. around the pipe cleaners. Pack them in tight to hold those in place and puff up the face as they wish with layers. Glue a big puff on the rump for the tail. We glued/cotton balled the back of the ears down a bit and my ds also did one row on the insides. You will stuff the center with Easter grass, so you don't need to be too worried if it is plain on the insides.
*add googly eyes, and a pom-pom nose (or you could use a button, paper, etc.) and your bunny is ready to go. Let it dry good though, before adding grass and placing on your table. Stuff with grass and add some eggs/goodies to finish it off.
Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Today we are reminded that in 1517, Martin Luther hung his 95 Thesis on the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. This very act ushered in the beginning of the Reformation. Praise God for this man's tenacity and courage. Because of these 95 concerns, the world was made aware of the erroneous teaching of the church of the day-and learned that we receive God's righteousness, as a gift, it is not something to be earned-by believing in his son Jesus Christ.
Paul wrote in the book of Romans:
"There is no one rigteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands,
no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one." Rom. 3:11-12
"But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Rom. 3:21-24
May the grace and peace of the Lord serve you well today.
Excellent book to read to your children about Martin Luther:
This can be found at Amazon.com for a great price. Or check your local library.
FYI: future project- I am going to try to put together a lapbook on his life during the coming summer. If I get it done, I will be sure to post the instructions on my scrap and lapbook blog.