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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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Dollar Tree Fall Candle Jars

Dollar Tree Fall Candle Jars
Dollar Tree Fall Candle Jars

The Dollar Tree 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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Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

Are you ready for some football?! Kickoff to the season starts this upcoming September 5, 2019! 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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Cupcake Liner Fish

Happy DIY-Day! It’s time to get crafty!

Using Cupcake Liners, we’ll make a lovely underwater sea-scape to create Cupcake Liner Fish!

Cupcake Liner Fish
Cupcake Liner Fish

You Will Need:

  • Assorted Cupcake Liners
  • White and Blue Construction Paper
  • String or Twine
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Glue
  • Google Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Marker

To Begin:

  1. Start by first trimming a few inches off of the top of your blue piece of construction paper. I cut my paper in the form of a wave to look like water. Your paper should look like the one below:

2. Next, using whatever glue that is readily available, glue down the blue piece of construction paper to the white piece of paper.

3. Grab your favorite color/pattern cupcake liner. Lay it face down, then press it down so that it lays flat. Using your glue, glue down the cupcake liner to the blue paper. This will be the body of our fish.

4. Grab another cupcake liner to complement the one you’ve just glued down. Flatten it out, fold it in half, then in half again. This will be our fishtail.

5. Apply a dab of glue to the corner of your folded cupcake liner, carefully lift up the liner that is already glued down and press the folded liner down to rest as the fishtail.

6. Time to make the fins: Start with another flattened cupcake liner, fold in half, then again, then AGAIN. Using your scissors, cut your cupcake liner in half, then in half again. Using one of these triangles, apply a little glue and attach the fins. While we’re adding the finishing touches to our fish, we’ll go ahead and add the self-adhesive google eyes and draw a mouth with a marker.

7. Last but not least, we’ll tie the string/twine we’ve been holding onto to our popsicle stick to make a fishing pole! Glue the popsicle stick down to your piece of artwork – I let the string hang.

Popsicle twine fishing pole
Popsicle twine fishing pole

8. The final product:

Cupcake Liner Fish
Cupcake Liner Fish

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Toilet Paper Tube Koi Fish

Koi Fish

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Construction Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Glue/Mod Podge

To Begin:

  1. Start by folding your construction paper in half, hamburger-style. Repeat about 4 times or until your paper is too hard to fold.
Koi Fish

2. Using a circular object, (we used our mod podge bottle) trace a circle onto the construction paper. It doesn’t have to be perfect! If you don’t have a mod podge bottle at hand, any cylinder with the diameter between an inch to 2 inches should work just fine.

3. Next, cut out the circle you just traced. You should be left with a bunch of circles! These circles will become scales for our koi fish!

Repeat steps 1-3 with other colors of construction paper.

4. Next, we’ll grab our paper tube and begin gluing down the “fish scales.” I started at one end of the tube, overlapping each circle to cover every bit of the tube. After I finished one row, I repeated the process on the row above.

5. When you finish covering most of your tube with circles, trim a 1-inch thick strip of construction paper (color of your choice) and glue it down on the other end of your tube. This will be the koi fish’s face.

Koi Fish

6. Next, we’ll make the fins! Begin with a 2-inch wide strip of tissue paper. Fold and cut in half. You should be left with two equal halves. Fold those each in half. Stack the two halves on top of one another with the fold facing the same direction. With your scissors, trim your fins so that they look like the ones below:

7. For the tail, we’ll take a sheet of tissue paper, pinch from the middle and slide our hand upward to create a tissue bouquet.

8. For the final steps, you’ll slide the tissue paper with the narrow end into the paper tube, then glue down the fins to the side of your koi fish, and finally, we’ll top it off with self-adhesive google eyes!

Koi Fish

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