Crafts

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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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Sharpie Coasters

Sharpie coasters are a fun and colorful way to brighten up any space. 🎨

Sharpie Coasters
Sharpie Coasters

You will need:

To Begin:

  1. Start by prepping your area: Lay down napkins to lay your tile on and clean your tile of any debris.
Lay down paper towels and clean tile.
Lay down paper towels and clean tile.

2. Using an array of colors or a select few, freely and randomly color your tile with Sharpie.

Color your tile canvas
Color your tile canvas

3. By carefully using your straw, dip the end into the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Allow the alcohol drips to randomly drip onto your colorful tile canvas. But careful — too much and all of your color will run together and off the tile! I like to take my time with this process and allow the spots to dry before adding more. Get creative with it! Use your straw to even blow the color around before it dries!

Sharpie Coasters
Sharpie Coasters

4. If you’re like me and only have regular Sharpies to experiment with, a can of Krylon Clear Glaze (available at Wal-mart) will seal your tiles without a problem! Allow a few hours for the Sharpie to dry then spray your tile with the clear glaze finish. Your Sharpie Coasters will be ready to use in no time!

Krylon Clear Glaze
Krylon Clear Glaze

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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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Thanksgiving Turkey Place Holders

Happy Friday! Thanksgiving is this November 28th – mark your place at the dinner table with these adorable Turkey Place Holders!

Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

You Will Need:

  • Leaves (Plastic or Real)
  • Clothespin
  • Self-Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Orange Marker
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
Supplies
Supplies

To Begin:

  1. With your clothespin laying out in front of you, attach the self-adhesive google eyes to the clothespin by peeling the film off the backs and securing them to your Turkey.
  2. Next, using your orange marker, draw an upside-down triangle to create the Turkey Beak.
Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

3. Next, grab a couple leaves. We used plastic leaves bought from the Dollar Tree. You can use real leaves if you’d like. With your leaves laying one on top of the other, clip your clothespin around them.

Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

4. Lastly, clip a small, 2-inch x .5-inch sheet of cardstock. Have your residents write their name, then clip to the Turkey as shown.

5. Place your Turkey at your dinner table to claim your seat! Their great place holders for Thanksgiving!

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