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Fall Candle Jars

Dollar Tree Fall Candle Jars
Dollar Tree Fall Candle Jars

The dollar store has tons of reasonably-priced craft supplies and is the perfect place to stock up for craft day! Find all you need for today’s craft at your local store. Today we will be making Fall Candle Jars made from plastic (or real) leaves, mod-podge and your favorite shaped glass jar among the many glass jars at the Dollar Tree.

Supplies
Supplies

You Will Need:

  • Plastic (or real) Leaves
  • Glass Jar
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Battery Powered Tea Light Candle

To Begin:

  1. Once you’ve picked your favorite shaped jar, decide whether or not you would like a real or battery-powered candle. If you choose battery powered, then you can continue by coating the INSIDE of your jar in mod podge. If you choose a real candle, then you can continue by coating the OUTSIDE of your jar in mod podge. This is strictly for fire safety precautions.
  2. Next, begin carefully placing your leaves to the mod podge side of your jar. Use your paintbrush to coat the leaves and smooth out any wrinkles. Continue by covering the entire jar in leaves.
  3. Once your jar is covered, you can trim off any excess leaves and wait patiently overnight for your jar to dry completely.
  4. Now that the jar has dried, you may place the candle of your choice inside and enjoy!

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Painting Pumpkins Craft

painting pumpkins

Happy All Hallow’s Eve (Eve)! This DIY craft is painting pumpkins. Simple, but depending on your artistic level, a chance to be creative! Here at Corwin, we really enjoyed being able to sit down and get our creative juices flowing. πŸŽƒ We have our costumes ready to go and are about to chow down on our Haunted potluck. We hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!


You will need:

  • A gourd (We used plastic pumpkins because it’s hard to find real ones in Florida when we put this craft together. πŸ˜…)
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint
  • Glasses of Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates

Directions:

  1. Clean off your pumpkin with water and dry it.
  2. Paint! 🎨 If you are not feeling creative, we encourage looking up examples!
  3. Let the paint dry and decorate your space!
painting pumpkins final

Display your painted pumpkins for all to see. πŸ€— We would love to see if you and your community tried this craft. Email or tag us and show off you painting pumpkins!


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Resident Mummies

Resident Mummies
Resident Mummies!

Halloween 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.

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.

Hang your Mummy to scare away the monsters!

Resident Mummies!
Resident Mummies!

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Toilet Paper Roll Dragon

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft

Ready to make a Toilet Paper Roll Dragon!? We really enjoyed making these, and love how you can be creative and differ the dragons. We hope these fire up your smile and creative juices! 🐲

You will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Possibly tape
Toilet Paper Roll Dragon
Things you’ll need! Get creative with different colors.

Directions:

1. Cut out the scales from the construction paper of the color of your choosing. If you are feeling creative, this would be a good chance for multi-colored scales or different shapes!

2. Attach the scales using the glue stick and circle around the toilet paper roll until covered. Optional: cut a small bit of paper off to cover the rest of the roll.

3. Now it’s time to make your dragon’s face! You can make this really simple or use the below photo as an example. πŸ‰ Who says Toilet Paper Roll Dragons all have to look the same?

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon
Use different color paper for the eyes and nose. You can always make a 3-D option by folding the paper to prop it up!

It’s time to breathe some fire into our Toilet Paper Roll Dragon! πŸ”₯

4. Grab your tissue paper and fold in half. Cut sections at various widths and lengths for a fun fire effect! If you have multiple colors of tissue paper, then we encourage you to add it in for extra fire power. πŸ˜‚

5. Roll your fire up as shown in the image below and tape or glue it to the inside of the mouth piece!

πŸ”₯ Give your fire-breathing dragon a go! πŸ”₯

We named ours Cindy.

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Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

Are you ready for some football?! Make these awesome popsicle stick football catapults for your residents to have a kickoff of their own! 🏈🏈

Popsicle Stick Football Catapult
Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

You Will Need:

Making the Field Goal:

  1. To make the field goal you will need approximately 6 popsicle sticks, scissors and E6000 glue available at Wal-mart. Start by making an “X” with two popsicle sticks. Add a dab of glue to the center and allow time to fully dry.
Popsicle Sticks
Popsicle Sticks

2. Next, with your scissors, cut the rounded tip off of one end of a single popsicle stick.

Cut the rounded tip off
Cut the rounded tip off

3. With the popsicle stick you just cut, add a dab of glue to the end that’s been trimmed and attach it to the center of the “X” you glued together earlier.

Glue Popsicle stick to "X"
Glue Popsicle stick to “X”

4. Using 3 more popsicle sticks, create a “U” shape and glue together.

Make a "U" Shape and glue down
Make a “U” Shape and glue down

5. Now that we’ve made the field goal and its stand, we can finally attach them together! Using a dab of glue, attach the two pieces together.

Attach both pieces.
Attach both pieces

Making the Catapult:

  1. To make the catapult, you’ll need approximately 7 popsicle sticks, 6 rubber bands and a plastic spoon. Start by stacking 5 popsicle sticks together and securing them with a rubber band on either end.
Stack
Stack

2. Next, add a popsicle stick to the top and bottom, perpendicular to the stack of 5 popsicle sticks. Secure with two rubber bands in the middle to make an “X”.

3. Now, pinch down your two sticks on one end and secure with a rubber band.

Catapult
Catapult

4. Finally, lay your plastic spoon on top of the two sticks that are pinched together. Secure with a rubber band or two.

Catapult
Catapult

The Result:

Popsicle Stick Football Catapult
Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

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Tissue Paper Flowers

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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Make Slime!

Playing with slime is a sensory play activity allowing adults and children to utilize and understand all five senses. πŸ‘πŸ‘ƒπŸ‘‚πŸ‘…πŸ–

So when several senses are stimulated at once, creativity and learning are built through this exploration. Also, sensory play also encourages development of coordination and fine motor skills. Making your own slime is easy – we recommend making some with all of your residents! 😊

You Will Need:

  • Elmer’s Slime Kit (available at Walmart)
    • This will include Glitter Glue and β€œMagic Solution”
  • Extra Glitter ✨
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stirring Stick

To Begin:

  1. Begin by dumping the entire bottle of glitter glue into your mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add extra glitter if you wish (who doesn’t want extra glitter though.) ✨ Stir your concoction throughly.
  3. Now add the “Magic Solution.” If you can’t find the slime kit with the included “magic solution”, contact cleaning solution works just the same!
  4. Mix it well again.
  5. Know that it will need 5-10 minutes to set – it’ll be extremely sticky and hard to manipulate if you try to play with it right away.
  6. Store your slime in a small Ziploc container or bag to enjoy at any moment!

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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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