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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnets

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Happy DIY-Day!

Today we will be making our own Scarecrow Magnet using Popsicle Sticks. Hang this little guy on your fridge to ward away any unwanted pests! (Protect your food!)

You Will Need:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Orange Paint
  • Google Eyes
  • Fabric Flowers
  • An orange, brown and pink marker.
  • Magnet

To Begin:

  1. Start by heating up your glue gun. Lay out roughly 8 popsicle sticks vertically next to one another. Be sure your popsicle sticks are all straight and facing the same way.
  2. Next, with your glue gun and a single popsicle stick, apply a line of glue down your stick. After the glue is applied, press and stick your popsicle stick horizontally across all 8 sticks to hold them together.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

3. I made sure my stick is roughly an inch from the top, and a little sideways to add character.

4. Next, using orange paint and a paintbrush, paint the horizontal stick and everything above it. Leave the lower half bare.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

5. Grab a fabric flower and glue it down on your “hat” or the orange we just painted.

6. Glue down the two google eyes in the middle of the popsicle sticks.

7. Using an orange marker, draw a triangle for the nose.

8. In brown, draw a curved dashed line to create the mouth.

9. With pink, add a pink circle to each cheek.

10. Grab your magnet, apply a dab of hot glue, then press and hold to the back side of your scarecrow.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

11. Ta-da! You’ve created a scarecrow magnet!

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

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Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Toilet Paper Pumpkin
Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Happy DIY Friday! Running out of time to decorate for fall? Don’t worry! These 5-minute pumpkins are the perfect do-it-yourself activity for the holidays.

You Will Need:

  • Full Toilet Paper Roll
  • Bandana or 22 x 22-inch fabric of your choice
  • Stick
  • Green Pipe Cleaners

To Begin:

1. Start with a full, unused toilet paper roll.

2. Next, unravel your toilet paper roll partially.

3. After your toilet paper roll is unraveled, loosely rewrap the toilet paper around the roll. Be sure to twist as you roll to really round out your pumpkin.

4. Next, lay your bandana or 22 x 22-inch piece of fabric flat on the surface in front of you and place your toilet paper roll right in the middle.

Toilet Paper Pumpkins
Toilet Paper Pumpkins

5. With a corner of the fabric in hand, fold and stuff it into the center of your toilet paper roll. Repeat with all four corners.

6. Next, stick a plain old stick from outside into the center of your pumpkin to create the stem.

7. Finally, grab a pipe cleaner. Twirl it around your finger or a pencil to make it curl. Stick it in the center of your pumpkin for a finishing touch!

Toilet Paper Pumpkin
Toilet Paper Pumpkin

And there you have it, an easy, 5-minute pumpkin!

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Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

Happy Friday! For this week’s craft you’ll want to stock up on Popsicle Sticks! This hands-on, interactive activity is fun to make while also fine-tuning motor skills! Let’s decorate!

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

You Will Need:

  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • String/Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Spiders

To Begin:

  1. Start with 4 popsicle sticks – using your hot glue gun, glue two sticks together perpendicular to one another. Repeat with two more, then glue the 4 sticks together.
  2. Repeat step 1 as many times as needed. Hand these out to your residents.
  3. Provide your residents with paint colors of their choice and paintbrushes. Allow them time to paint the front and back sides of their popsicle stick figure.
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

4. Once your residents have painted their popsicle sticks, help them tie on a 2ft long string or piece of twine to the center of their popsicle sticks as demonstrated below:

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

5. Weave your piece of string through the popsicle sticks. Start by wrapping the string around the closest popsicle stick near the center. Continue wrapping the string around the popsicle sticks moving either clockwise or counterclockwise. Each time you pass your original starting place, move a little further away from the center.

6. Add plastic spiders and hang your spider webs to decorate for Halloween!

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

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Toilet Paper Roll Bats

Toilet Paper Roll Bats
Toilet Paper Roll Bats

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Self-Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Black Tule
  • Small Red Bows
  • Hot Glue Gun

To Begin:

  1. Begin by pinching together the ends of the toilet paper roll as shown:

2. Next, using your black paint and paintbrush, paint the toilet paper roll black all over.

3. Peel off the film from the back of the self-adhesive google eyes – attach them to your toilet paper roll. Using your hot glue gun, attach the bow right above the eyes. Cut a piece of black tule to roughly 8 inches in length, pinch in the middle, then hot glue to the back of your toilet paper roll to create wings.

4. Finally, enjoy your upcycled bat! Stash your treats inside!

Toilet Paper Roll Bat
Toilet Paper Roll Bat

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Resident Mummies

Resident Mummies
Resident Mummies!

October is only a few weeks away! Get ready for this hilarious, interactive craft to include all of your residents in – Resident Mummies! Every-mummy will want to participate!

You Will Need:

  • Black Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Headshots of Residents
  • Glue Stick
  • White Packing Tape
  • Mummy Stencil
  • Pencil
  1. Begin by snapping photos of all of your residents, you’ll want a nice, clear headshot of everyone participating.
  2. Next, you’ll want to upload these to the computer and print them out to a reasonable size. You may have to play around with the “scale” option to scale your image down to an appropriate size. Use your best judgment.
  3. Next, you’ll want to download and print the “Mummy Stencil” Printable below.
Mummy Stencil

4. After you’ve printed your printable, you’ll want to cut it out. Lay it on top of a stack of black construction paper (as many pieces of paper as residents participating), and trace the stencil with your pencil.

5. With your stack in hand and your traced piece of paper on top, begin cutting them out with your scissors.

6. Give each of your residents a black mummy cutout and their corresponding photo of themselves. Have them cut their head out and glue it to the mummy with a glue stick.

Mummies!
Mummies!

7. With your packing tape, cut off 3, 6-inch strips, then cut those down the middle to give you 6 thin 6-inch strips. Do this for each resident.

8. Allow your residents to tape their mummy as they please. Trim or fold back any excess tape.

9. Hang your Mummy to scare away the monsters!

Resident Mummies!
Resident Mummies!

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Resident Chia Pets

Chia Pets
Chia Pets

It’s DIY Friday!

Most of us have seen or heard of the infamous “Chia Pet.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “Chia” is a type of edible sprout. Chia Pets are American styled terracotta figurines used to sprout chia, where the chia sprouts grow within a couple of weeks to resemble the animal’s fur or hair. In this case, we’ll be growing our OWN chia-hair!

You Will Need:

  • Paper Cups
  • Soil
  • Chia Seeds
  • Water
  • Printed photos of your residents
  • Scissors
  • Glue

To Begin:

  1. First, start by taking pictures of your residents and printing them out – you may have to scale the image accordingly so that it will fit on the side of the paper cup.
  2. Have your residents cut out their face from the photo you printed of them, then glue it to the side of their cup.
Chia Pets
Chia Pets

3. Next, have your residents fill their cup up with soil.

4. Using your finger, poke a hole in the center of your cup of soil. Fill the hole with chia seeds and cover.

5. Water your chia pet and watch it grow wild and crazy chia-hair! You should see sprouts within 3 days. Water when the soil is dry and rotate your chia pet daily!

Chia Pet
Chia Pet

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