Crafts

Giant Spider

You Need 6.5-foot length of black giant chenille pipe cleaner 1 tennis ball 1 ping pong ball 2 18mm wiggle eyes 8 yellow pompons, about ½ inch in size Black craft paint Yellow 3-D fabric paint 1-inch sponge brush Paper

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Tic-Tac-Toe Magnets

You Need Sculpey brand oven-bake clay, 2 ounces each of 3 colors Toothpicks Waxed paper Baking sheet Wire cooling rack Oven and oven mitts 8 self-adhesive button magnets Colored tape, ½ to 3/4-inch wide Scissors Optional—small cookie cutters Directions Use

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Reuseable Bags

You Need Youth-sized T-shirt, any color or design Fabric scissors Optional—sewing machine Optional—fabric ribbon or trim Directions Cut off the hem and sleeves of the shirt. Cut around the neckline in the shape of an 8-inch deep “U”. Optional—use a

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Water Balloon Flip-Flops

You’ll Need Inexpensive flip-flops 300 water balloons Instructions Place 3 water balloons in the same direction and tie them together with the fourth balloon. Continue with the fourth balloon, double knotting it onto the flip-flop strap.  Repeat until each flip-flop

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Candy Jar

You’ll Need Flower pot & saucer Glass bowl Ball knob E600 glue Spray primer, red spray paint, silver spray paint & clear coat Blue painter’s tape M&Ms® Instructions Spray primer on the flower pot, saucer, and ball knob. (We placed

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Homemade Playdough

You’ll Need 1 Cup of flour ½ Cup of salt Food coloring or gel  ½ Cup of water Plastic or latex gloves Zippered plastic bags Instructions Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Put on gloves if you do

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Picket Fence Votive or Flower Pot

You’ll Need A candle jar Floral stickers Scrapbooking flowers Washi tape, paper ribbon, or fabric ribbon Hot glue Instructions Attach approximately 22 clothespins along a paint stick. Spray one side of clothespins, allow to dry. Turn them over and spray

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Paperweights

Materials Large metal lids Pre-mixed grout A variety of decorations including letters Sponge Spatula Spray paint Instructions Spray paint the lid of your can. Scoop grout out of the tub with a spatula and push it securely into the lid.

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“Handmade” Hammer

Materials Wooden hammer Sandpaper Spray primer Spray paint for the base color Spray clear coat Acrylic paint in various colors of your choice Plastic wrap Painter’s tape Foam brush Instructions Remove any labels or price tags from the hammer. Use

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Decorative Candle Jars

Materials A candle jar Floral stickers Scrapbooking flowers Washi tape, paper ribbon, or fabric ribbon Hot glue Instructions Remove any exterior labels from the candle. Apply flower stickers decoratively around the candle and on the lid. Apply washi tape, paper

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