Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
1 piece of paper - for this I used 8 1/2" x 11" colored computer paper- cut 6 strips 1/2 inch wide and 8 1/2" long
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
This week's project is a very useful one for kids and adults alike, especially at this time of year. The only material needed is computer paper. When I taught, I used this plan with my 8 year olds.
The photo shows boxes made from full, half and quarter sheets of regular white printer paper. If you want to make the largest box though, I would suggest using tag or card stock as it's not very sturdy otherwise.
Click on the directions photo below for a larger view. If you're still confused, click here for a video.
Monday, April 14, 2008
You will need:
1 piece of heavy, smooth paper (posterboard, piece of a manila folder or card stock computer paper)
black or other dark color tempera paint (I get mine from the dollar store) - Optional
Color the paper brightly by pressing down hard with the crayon. Leave no uncolored space. (with the purple butterfly, I stopped the preparation here.)
For the black ones, I made spots of different colors. Mix the tempera with a few drops of dish soap (allows it to stick to the waxy crayon surface) and paint over the entire thing. Wait for it to dry.
Use paper clips, butter knives or whatever to draw your image.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
So I made one.
Magic drawing board
1 piece of heavy cardboard
1 gallon size zip lock freezer bag
few spoonfulls of fingerpaint - dark colors work best
Use markers, paint or whatever to color the cardboard (optional) put the fingerpaint in the bag and zip shut, removing any air. smooth the fingerpaint into the entire bag. Tape around the edges onto the cardboard. You're done! (That'll be $14.99 please - joking of course)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I've used this in the classroom to help with the budget, and at home because it seemed silly to buy what I could so easily make.
1/2 cup cornstarch (80 g corn flour for my Aussie and British friends)
1 quart water (1 liter)
Mix the corn starch with a small amount of cold water in a pan until smooth. Add the rest of the water and bring to a boil. Cook until clear, stirring occasionally. * optional- if you plan to keep this for a while, add a few drops of oil of cloves or wintergreen to keep from souring.
Cool, divide and add food coloring, liquid watercolors or tempera paint.