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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. 👁👃👂👅🖐

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 “Magic 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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April Fools Brown “E”s & Kool-Aid

April Fools Brown E's & Kool-Aid
April Fools Brown E’s & Kool-Aid

Oh, April fools – a trickster’s favorite holiday! At Corwin, we decided to throw a brownie and kool-aid party to really get in the spirit of the holiday! This week we’ll be playing a practical joke on anyone gullible enough to enjoy some brownies and juice. Here’s the catch – the “brownies” are actually BROWN “E”s cut from construction paper and the “juice” is jiggly jello!

But don’t leave your facility high and dry! Make a secret batch of brownies to give to your residents after they discover the decoy Brown “E”s. Leave the cups of jello as a snack and offer actual cups of kool-aid to drink.

You will need:

  • 2 brownie pans
  • aluminum foil
  • brown construction paper
  • “E” Template
  • Brownie Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Jello Mix
  • Kool-Aid
  • Clear Plastic Cups
  • Straws

The Jello Juice

  1. We used the strawberry jello mix to make our “jello-juice.”
  2. Follow the instructions on the box.
  3. Pour jello mixture into clear plastic cups.
  4. Insert straws.
  5. Allow a few hours to chill in the fridge.
Jello Juice
Jello Juice

The Decoy Brown “E”s

  1. Right Click, Save Image As and Print the “E” Template that we’ve provided.
  2. Cut out the “E”s.
  3. Trace “E”s on brown construction paper.
  4. Cut out the Brown “E”s.
  5. Fill a brownie pan with the decoy “E”s.
  6. Cover pan with Aluminum Foil.
Brown E's
Brown E’s

The Actual Brownies

  1. Use whatever brownie mix of your choice. (We used Betty Crocker)
  2. Follow the instructions on the back of the box.
  3. Bake the brownies.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Hide these somewhere close by the decoy brown “E”s to throw off your residents’ sense of smell!
Brownies, Brown E's and Jello
Brownies, Brown “E”s and Jello

Now all that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax and watch those gullible fools dig in! Don’t forget to save yourself a brownie!

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