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Tissue Paper Flowers

Are you ready for Spring?

Learn to make these tissue paper flowers with your residents!

You Will Need:

  • Tissue Paper (Assorted Colors)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Skewers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Vase

To Begin:

  1. Start with a single sheet of tissue paper. Cut this sheet of paper into at least 4 sections of equal length and width.
  2. Neatly stack your small sheets of tissue paper one on top of the other.
  3. Fold the shortest side about an inch to two inches in. Accordion fold the tissue paper.
  4. Depending on how large you want your flower you can either cut the paper in half (as shown in the video), leave it as-is, or trim it to make it the perfect size.
  5. Once your accordion paper is the perfect length, you’ll want to staple it in the middle.
  6. Using your scissors, round the edges of the paper, make them pointy, or even shred the ends. (example below)

7. Begin separating the sheets of tissue paper and ruffling up the petals of your flower.

8. Next, grab a skewer. Using your hot glue gun, add a dab of glue to the sharp end. Stick this end at the bottom of your flower. (I also recommend using green plant tape to wrap around the skewer to make it look like an actual stem.)

9. With your vase handy, fill with flowers! If your vase is transparent try adding rocks, marbles, or even a brown paper bag to hide the stems.

10. You’re Finished! Decorate your countertops with vases of flowers from your residents!

Tissue Paper Flowers
Tissue Paper Flowers

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Leprechaun Hats

Learn how to make Leprechaun Hats out of food storage containers!

You Will Need:

  • Small, round plastic container with lid
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Black Ribbon
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Something to fill your hat with (skittles, gold coins, etc.)
  • Hot Glue Gun

To Begin:

  1. With your small, round plastic container in front of you, paint the outside green.
  2. Once dry, wrap the black ribbon around the base of your container. Cut the ribbon where the two ends meet.
  3. With your hot glue gun handy, add a dab of glue to the base of your container. Place one end of the ribbon in the glue, wrap the ribbon around the container, then secure it by adding another dab of glue to the other end.
  4. Next, we’ll make the buckle – cut a small half-inch by half-inch square from your yellow construction paper. Then carefully cut a square out of the center of the paper.
  5. Add another dab of glue to the ribbon for the buckle to attach to.
  6. Once dry, add your goodies inside and you’re done!

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Rainbow Magnets

You Will Need:

  • Pipe Cleaners in every color
  • Cotton Balls
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Magnets
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. Start by cutting out two circles from your white foam sheet. You can do this by folding your foam sheet in half, tracing and cutting out a circle.
  2. Layout your pipe cleaners in order from red, to orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Add a line of hot glue to one of your foam circles, and lay your pipe cleaners in the glue. Allow a few seconds to dry.
  3. Next, curve your pipe cleaners to make an upside-down U-shape.
  4. Trim any excess pipe cleaners with your scissors.
  5. Add another line of glue to the other foam circle and lay the other end of the pipe cleaners in it. Allow a few seconds to dry.
  6. Next, add dots of glue all over the foam circles – cover in cotton balls.
  7. Flip your rainbow over. Add a dot of glue in the center of the foam circles and press a magnet in the center of each circle. Allow time to dry completely.
  8. Hang your rainbow on any magnetic surface!

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Mardi Gras Coasters

You Will Need:

  • Self-adhesive glitter foam sheets
  • Beaded Necklaces
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. Begin with a sheet of self-adhesive foam. Fold it in half, then trace a circle on the outside of the sheet.
  2. With your paper folded in half, follow and cut along the circle you just traced with your scissors. You should have two equal-sized circles.
  3. Peel back the paper on the back of the self-adhesive foam circles. Collapse sticky sides together as evenly as possible. (It doesn’t have to be perfect – we’ll trim the excess later!)
  4. Grab your beaded necklace and cut the necklace open to where it’s one long strand.
  5. With your hot glue gun heated up and ready to go, add a dab of glue to the center of your foam sheet. Grab an end of your beaded necklace and place it into the glue.
  6. Continue adding more glue and wrapping the necklace around itself in circles. You should be left with a nice looking coaster with just a little too much foam. You’ll want to trim this excess off.
  7. You’re done! Celebrate Mardi Gras in style!

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DIY Heart Stamps

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Paint
  • Construction Paper

To Begin:

  1. Making heart-shaped stamps is easy! First, grab a toilet paper roll and flatten it.
  2. You should be left with a flattened, creased paper roll. Push one of the creases inside out to form a heart-shape.
  3. Pinch and shape accordingly to get the perfect heart shape.
  4. Dip your toilet paper roll into paint the press firmly down on a sheet of construction paper.
  5. Repeat as many times as you’d like – make multiple hearts for multiple colors!
  6. Stamp your heart out!

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Fortune Cookie Valentines

Valentine’s Day is approaching – have you made your valentines yet?? Get crafty with your residents and make these super simple Fortune Cookie Valentines.

You Will Need:

  • Felt Fabric or Scrapbook Paper
  • Plain White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Marker

To Begin:

  1. Start by tracing and cutting out a circle from your felt or scrapbook paper.
  2. With your plain white paper, cut out a strip of paper roughly 3 inches x .5 inch.
  3. Write your message on the strip of paper.
  4. Place your note in the middle of the circle you just cut out.
  5. Fold the circle in half without creasing the paper.
  6. Place a glue dot on the outer edge of the circle, grab the corners with your pointer and thumb and pinch together.
  7. Trim off any excess paper from your note.
  8. Make many and give to many!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Inkblot Valentines

You Will Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Paint
  • Glitter Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker

To Begin:

  1. Start with a sheet of construction paper. Allow residents to choose between red, pink, purple or white.
  2. Fold your sheet of paper in half hamburger-style.
  3. Next, choose your favorite paint colors (choose between pink, red, purple and/or white.)
  4. Open your folded piece of construction paper, squirt your paint randomly throughout the inside. Be sure residents don’t use too much as this can get messy.
  5. Next, fold your paper in half again, press and rub to smear the paint on the inside.
  6. Open your sheet of paper, admire, share what shapes you see and allow time to dry.

7. Once your inkblots are done drying, fold them in half and draw the outline of half a heart on your piece of paper.

8. Cut along the outline you just drew, you should be left with a heart.

9. Flip your heart over on the blank side. Using a marker, write a message to your valentine.

10. Using your glitter glue, decorate and embellish your valentine.

11. Allow time to dry.

12. Give it to your favorite person or hang them all together!

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2-Ingredient Snow Dough

What’s better than snow? Snow Dough! The joy of snow without the cold and the wet. Making yours is super easy and requires only two ingredients!

2-ingredient snow dough

You Will Need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Cheap White Conditioner
  • Glitter
  • Medium Bowl
  • Stirrer
  • Mason Jar
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. In a Medium Mixing Bowl combine 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of conditioner together. We’re using Suave Coconut Conditioner. Make sure whatever conditioner you choose smells how you would like the dough to smell. If you’re sensitive to smells try using a scentless conditioner. While mixing, sprinkle in your favorite color(s) glitter. Add as much or as little as you’d like.
  2. With your stirring stick, stir together ingredients. If you find your dough is too sticky, sprinkle in cornstarch until the texture is as desired. If your dough is too dry, try adding a little more conditioner.
  3. When your dough is smooth, not too wet, and not too dry, it’s ready to handle.
  4. To keep our “Snow Dough” fresh we’ll put it in a tightly sealed mason jar.
  5. Cut and tie a cute ribbon around the neck of your mason jar.
  6. Gift or play!
snow dough

To Avoid the Mess:

  1. Pre-mix your snow in a large bowl, but leave out the glitter.
  2. Give each resident a Mason Jar and a paper plate.
  3. Allow them to scoop up their own snow dough and put it in their Mason Jar.
  4. With an array of glitter choices available, allow your residents to pick their favorite color(s) of glitter.
  5. With your resident’s paper plate in front of them, dump the dough out onto the plate. Sprinkle glitter on top of the dough. Mix thoroughly and play!
  6. Include googly eyes, toothpicks, and orange triangles cut from construction paper for your residents to build their own snowmen!
Snow Dough

Sensory Snow Bin:

  1. Place paper plates or wax paper out on a table for your residents.
  2. In a large bin/tray/unused litter box, combine and mix your cornstarch, conditioner, and glitter. Leave out in the middle of the table. I recommend a container that can be sealed.
  3. Supply tools to play in your Snow Dough. Shovels, pales, cookie cutters, rolling pins, and plastic cutlery.
  4. Allow your residents to play as they please!
Snow Dough

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