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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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It’s a Good Friday for Puzzle Play!

Whether alone or with family, we want you to have a great Good Friday and wonderful Easter weekend ahead. Our team created a few puzzles and activities for you to do in your downtime, or with your residents! So, below are some FREE DOWNLOADS from MyCorwin to print out for your community.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD:

To begin, right-click on the image, select “Save Image As”. Then, open up the image on your computer and select “Print”. Lastly, in your print settings, choose “Fit to Page” for a whole page (8.5×11) handout. And, ENJOY!

Which one is your favorite? Send us pictures of your residents enjoying these activities on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mycorwin), or email us directly. We’d love to see them!

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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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Button Wire Wreath Ornaments

Supplies
Supplies

You Will Need:

  • Assorted Buttons (we used green buttons but any color(s) will work)
  • Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. Start by measuring your wire – there’s no set size. Shape out the size you would like your wreath, then add a few inches to later create the loop to hang your ornament.
  2. Using wire cutters, cut your wire where you think it should end.
  3. Next, gather your buttons. We used monochrome green buttons, but any color(s) will work.
  4. Start by inserting the wire into one of the button’s holes. This button should end up in the middle of your wire strand.
  5. Next, decide whether you would like your ornament to lay flat or three-dimensional.
  6. If you would like your ornament to be three-dimensional, leave your button as-is in the middle of your wire and continue piling more buttons onto either side of your original button. We recommend alternating button sizes and/or colors. This version uses a lot of buttons.
  7. If you would like your ornament to lay flat, weave one end of your wire through the second hole. You may have to manipulate the wire to lay flat. Continue stringing on buttons on either end of the original button.
  8. Continue filling your wire with buttons until it’s full enough to make a circular wreath. Make sure you’ve left enough wire on either end to make the hanging loop!
  9. When you’ve finished stringing on your buttons, take one end of the wire and cross it with the other end right where the buttons meet. Begin twisting the two ends together until they are nice and snug.
  10. You should have a wreath with two wire ends sticking out. Take the very ends of the wires, and carefully twist them together to make a loop.
  11. Next, cut off a piece of your favorite ribbon, tie it into a small bow and hot glue your bow to the top of your wreath!
  12. Ta-da! You’ve created your very own handmade ornament for the holidays!
Button Wire Wreath Ornaments
Button Wire Wreath Ornaments

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Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen
Sock Snowmen

Happy DIY-Day!! I can’t wait to show you how to make these adorably cute snowmen for this upcoming winter – they’re made from just socks and rice!

Supplies
Supplies

You Will Need:

  • Socks (One white, one colored)
  • A Cup
  • 1 lb bag of rice
  • 2-3 Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Pom Pom
  • Black and Orange Marker
  • 2, 6-inch strands of twine
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. Begin by placing your white sock in your cup – wrap the opening of the sock around the lip of the cup to hold your sock open for you.
  2. Pour enough rice into your sock to make the body of your sock snowman – check your sock to make sure you have not too much nor too little.
  3. Using your twine, tie off the snowman’s body as close to the rice as possible. I usually triple-knot to make sure it doesn’t come undone.
  4. Next, with the help of a friend, hold open the opening of your sock and allow your friend to pour rice into your snowman to make the head.
  5. Like the body, we’ll use a strand of twine to tie off the head. Trim the hanging strands of twine.
  6. You should be left with a sock in the shape of a snowman – he’ll have a small tuft of fabric at the top of his head – you can either trim this or leave it as is. It will soon be covered with a hat!
  7. Next, we’ll grab our colorful sock and cut it in half – right at the arch of the sock.
  8. Using the toe-half of the sock, we’ll place this on top of our snowman’s head. Roll the bottom up to see his face.
  9. Using your black marker, mark two dots for his eyes, and a dotted half-crescent for the mouth.
  10. With the orange marker, draw a sideways triangle for the nose.
    (You can also use a small orange pompom if you have one – attach with hot glue)
  11. Next, we’ll add the scarf – you can either use the fabric from what’s leftover of your colorful scarf or use a pretty ribbon. The choice is yours!
  12. For this last step, we’ll heat up our hot glue gun and grab a couple of buttons. Then we’ll glue them to the front of our snowman.
  13. And finally, you have a cute and cuddly snowman!
Sock Snowmen
Sock Snowmen

Thankful Tree Activity

It’s DIY Friday! Are you feeling thankful, grateful & blessed? Spread the cheer around this Thanksgiving with this “Thankful Tree” Activity!

Thankful Tree
Thankful Tree

You Will Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Printable Leaf Template
  • Brown Kraft Paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Marker

To Begin:

  1. Begin by Downloading and Printing out the Leaf Template provided below.

2. Next, cut out the leaf then lay it on top of a stack of colorful construction paper.

3. Trace the leaf laying on the top sheet.

4. With the stack of paper in hand, cut out the shape of the leaf you just traced.

5. You should be left with a bunch of colorful leaves. Hand your leaves out to your residents (allow them to choose their favorite color). Give your residents a pen or marker to sign their name on one side and what they’re thankful for on the other.

6. Collect your leaves and set aside.

7. To make the tree trunk we used a large roll of brown kraft paper, then cut to the length desired. Laying on a flat surface, we drew the outline of a tree with tree limbs sticking out whatever which way.

8. Cut out your tree shape and hang in a window using clear tape.

9. Next, have your residents tape their leaves to the tree – name facing one way and what they’re thankful for on the opposite side.

10. Admire your Thankful Tree!

Thankful Tree
Thankful Tree

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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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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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