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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

Have you tried this craft? Email your crafts to support@corwindesign.com to have your craft featured on our Facebook Page!

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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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World Ocean’s Day Sensory Bottles

It’s DIY Friday! This week we’ll be following a super cute, easy and satisfying tutorial on how to make your very own Sensory Water Bottle! World Ocean’s Day is rounding the corner and what cuter way to celebrate than by creating our very own ocean-in-a-bottle!

Sensory Water Bottle Tutorial

You Will Need:

  • Water bottle with lid
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Adhesive Foam Stars
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Stirring Stick

To Begin:

  1. Start with a clean, plastic water bottle with a screw-on lid.
  2. We’ve experimented with all types of glue, but glitter glue gives the best result. Squeeze a whole bottle of glitter glue into your bottle.
  3. Top it off with any type of water – we had boxed water on hand.
  4. Add as much and however many colors or textures of glitter you want.
  5. Add sequins if you wish.
  6. Add a drop of whatever color food coloring you like (preferably the same color as the glitter glue.) We used teal. Try not to add too much, otherwise, you won’t be able to see what’s happening in your bottle.
  7. Add floating objects of your choice. We took adhesive foam stars, stuck them back-to-back, then put them in our bottle.
  8. Once everything has been added, seal your bottle tightly with the lid and shake vigorously.
  9. When you are happy with your sensory water bottle, you can glue the lid shut.
  10. Shake and enjoy!

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Good Friday Sock Bunnies

Good Friday Sock Bunny Supplies
Supplies

It’s DIY Friday! Or should I say, “Good Friday!”

Today we will be learning to make a super simple, super cute craft that everyone will love for this upcoming Good Friday – Sock Bunnies! Sock Bunnies are great for cuddling, gifts and our favorite feature – they’re microwavable! Pop your Sock Bunny in the microwave for 30 seconds and you have yourself a miniature heating pad for your aches and pains.

Sock Bunnies are easy to make and only require a few tools!

Here’s a list of what you will need:

  • New Socks
  • A Bag of Rice
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • A Marker
  • Cardboard Tape Tube (optional)

To Begin

  1. Choose your sock – this will determine the color and look of your Sock Bunny.
  2. Pour or scoop your rice into the sock. (Optional: place your sock in the center of the tape tube. Stretch and wrap your sock around the tube to enlarge the sock opening. This makes it easier to pour your rice in the sock.)
  3. Fill enough to make the body of your bunny. Be sure to make your bunny as big or as small as you’d like in this step.
  4. Next, cut a piece of twine. Wrap your twine around the sock, above the rice.
  5. Again, pour or scoop your rice into the sock – this time creating the head. Be sure to make it smaller than the body.
  6. Cut another piece of twine to tie around the top of your bunny’s head.
  7. To create the tail, bunch up a small section of sock and rice; cut and tie another piece of twine around this small nub.
  8. Trim your twine tails so they aren’t visible.
  9. You should be left with a tuft of sock on top – this will be the bunny’s ears! Using a good pair of scissors, cut your leftover sock down the middle and trim to shape them into long ears.
  10. With your sharpie, mark two dots to make the eyes and an “X” for the nose.
  11. Last but not least, choose your favorite ribbon to tie a bow around your bunny’s neck.
Good Friday Sock Bunnies
Sock Bunnies

There you have it! Sock Bunnies!

Good Friday Sock Bunnies
Sock Bunnies

Toss ‘em around, give a squeeze or pop ‘em in the microwave!

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