Use the scrap fabric and/or yarn and weave it through the holes in the strawberry basket. Be as creative as you want and experiment. When the weaving is done, fill the basket with shredded paper or you can even use Easter type grass (even though this is a Summer project).
- Mix sand, cornstarch, and cream of tartar in a saucepan.
- Stir in hot water and cook over medium heat until water is absorbed and mixture is too stiff to stir.
- Cool until it can be handled.
- You can use flat molds that are coated with Vaseline or just use your hands. Store in air-tight container when not using.
Fill bottle half way full with water and add about 4 drops of food coloring. Confetti of glitter can be added next if desired, a few pinches at a time. Using a small funnel, fill the bottle the rest of the way to the cap with vegetable oil. Add a dab of glue around the threads on the bottle top, screw the cap on tightly to seal.
Colored plastic tape can be wrapped around the cap for extra sealing protection and decoration. Tilt and rock slowly from side to side to create action in your wave maker!
- Punch 8 holes around the edge of the plate.
- Thread pipe cleaners through these holes and twist to secure.
- Put 3 pieces of straw on each of the pipe cleaners (represents real leg segments).
- Bend legs to shape/make look like he’s walking.
- Punch 2 more holes, close together in the “front” and put 1 pipe cleaner through with ends sticking up. Twist to secure and add beads to the end to decorate (if desired) color or paint.
If you don’t have a paper plate, you can make a watermelon picture out of construction paper: Cut a large circle out of green construction paper and a slightly smaller circle out of red construction paper. Glue the red circle in the middle of the green circle. Glue the watermelon seeds cut out of black construction all over the red circle to create a “slice” of watermelon!
Paint about 1 inch of the outside-center of the paper plate green. Paint the rest of paper plate red. Glue the watermelon seeds all over the red circle to create a “slice” of watermelon!
- Remove the hinges from the clothespins.
- Cut a 2 1/2 in. square of paper.
- Glue the flat pieces of the clothespins together, leaving a hole at one end.
- Insert the toothpick into the paper forming a “sail”.
- Put glue into the hole and inset the toothpick, and let dry.
- On a large piece of paper, trace your hand and forearm all the way up to your elbow. Make sure your fingers are spread apart. The tracing of your forearm will be the tree trunk and your fingers will be the branches! Color it in with brown crayons (or you could use paint of markers). Make leaves on your tree using crayons, markers, or paint.
- Pour a little red paint on a paper plate, dip your finger in it, and then make fingerprints on the tree branches. You now have a tree full of cherries!
- Cut around the edge of the paper plate to make petal shapes. Make sure you leave the center big enough to add your seeds.
- Paint the flower-shaped plate yellow. After the paint dries a bit, squeeze a generous amount of glue into the center of your flower and stick on the sunflower seeds.
Cut out flower shapes on different colors of construction paper. Glue them to the tops of the craft sticks and allow to dry. Fill the tray with soil and scatter the seeds on it. Push the flower sticks into the soil in the tray. Put the tray in a light place and water regularly, then wait for the grass to grow around the flowers.