San Angelo Family Magazine - Jan '22

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Milk Jug Bird Feeders Rinse out an empty plastic gallon milk jug with lid. Cut a window in the front of the jug, and make two small poke holes for the perches. Insert pencils for perches and fill the bottom of the jug with bird seed.

roll with waxed paper and close it off with a rubber band. Pour a handful or two of dried beans (split peas work well) in the open end, close open end the same as the other. Poke toothpicks through the rolls at different intervals to add a "rain shaker" sound.

their animal be a secret. For example, have one child draw the head, another draw the tail, another the legs and so on. let the children pick the animal they want to draw. When they are done have them put the animal together with tape or glue. Have fun coming up with a name for the animal (monk-dog-lion-potamus).

Easy Art Projects Juice Carton Crayon Box

googly eyes, stickers, lace, doilies, or whatever else you can find. Be sure to put the child's name inside the lid. This box makes a great container for treasures found out in the yard, on the way home from school, or anywhere else your children "hunt".

Wash and dry an empty cardboard juice carton and cut off the top. Using bits and pieces of masking tape, have the children tape up the entire carton, covering all sides, the more tape the better. Use crayons to color the masking tape box. The tape makes the box sturdier and will make a great crayon holder for their desk or dresser.

If you have several children together, this can be great fun. Give each child two or three pieces of paper. Have them each draw a picture and write a sentence. When finished, see if they can put it together to form a story. New pages can be created as you go along. A book cover can be made from two pieces of construction paper, a hole punch, and yarn.

Paper Towel Rain Makers

Animal Jumble

Young kids love noise makers. Color, paint, and decorate paper towel rolls. Cover one end of a paper towel

Using construction or white paper, ask each child to draw a different body part of an animal, but to have

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Pet Rocks

Find smooth, flat or for the kids during Winter round rocks. Be sure to clean off any dirt or sand and dry completely before starting. Paint with acrylic paints. Decorate faces by Treasure Shoe Box Decorate an old shoe box and lid with construction using google eyes, yarn for hair, markers, glitter, and paper, markers, paint, glue and glitter, crayons, any other tidbits you like.

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Bookmarks Great for back to school or as a gift to someone you love. Make fun bookmarks with construction paper, markers, paints, and stickers. You can also use glitter, sequins, lace, doilies, or buttons. Cut strips from construction paper, painting the construction paper will make it sturdier, or you can visit the local library or office supply to have them laminated for longer lasting use. To complete the bookmark, attach a tassle made from strands of yarn.

Alphabet Collage Using catalogs or magazines, have the kids cut out colorful pictures that begin with a specific letter of the alphabet. Assign different letters to each child. Have them glue the pictures onto a piece of construction paper.


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