Paper Bag Masks

Materials

  • Large paper bag, like those from grocery stores
  • Miscellaneous decorating materials
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Open the bag and place over the child’s head. Mark where their eyes are on the front of the bag. On the sides, mark where the top of their shoulders are. Take the bag off.
  2. Cut out large holes where the eyes are marked as well as arches on the sides up to where the shoulder marks are.
  3. Lay the bag down and let the kid decorate the face.
  4. Put it back on and wear around.

Tips

  • Use the paper cut out from Step 2 to create little accessories or ears to glue onto the bag.

Floam

Floam is a fun science & art project. If you don't know what it is, it is like silly putty with styrofoam beads mixed in. You can't exactly sculpt with it because the putty is not stiff enough, but it's very fun to play with.

Materials

  • 3 cups styrofoam beads

  • 1/2 cup school glue

  • 4 tsp borax

  • 1 cup water

  • Large bowl to mix ingredients together

  • Small bowl

  • Food coloring

 

Instructions

  1. Mix borax and water together in the small bowl.
  2. In the larger bowl, mix together the styrofoam beads, glue, and a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Stir in 6 TBSP of the borax/water mixture.

Flour Balloon Creatures

These flour balloon monsters are basically funny-faced stress balls.  We draw faces on our flour balloons, but draw whatever you want. 

Materials

  • Flour

  • Large bowl/tarp/tray

  • Balloons

  • Funnels

  • Pencils/sticks to push flour down

  • Sharpies

Instructions

  1. Using a funnel, pour flour into the balloons over a large bowl, tarp, or tray to catch any stray flour. You many need to use a pencil to push as much flour as possible into the balloons.

  2. Tie off balloon.

  3. Decorate balloon with a face/character.

Tips

  • Regular balloons work best (not the really skinny ones).