Paint- blue and white
#1: Prepare your work environment by laying down newspaper or plastic
#2: Paint your clay pot blue
#3: Set aside and allow to dry
#4: Write with white paint one of the following: “Let it snow” or “Welcome Friends and Flakes”
#5: Set aside and allow to dry
#6: Draw snowflakes all around the clay pot
#7: Set aside and allow to dry
#8: Use the potting soil to plant a beautiful flower or poinsettia in the clay pot you decorated for a wonderful winter gift.
Bag of Quick Setting Concrete
Container to use as your mold (plastic planter saucer, pie pan)
Materials for Stepping Stone
#1: Design your stepping stone before you begin mixing the concrete. Try drawing a picture of what you want. Then gather all the items you will use.
*Materials to use in your stepping stone: leaves, broken tiles, rocks, foot, hand, name, coins
#2: Protect your work environment by placing plastic sheeting down. Put your plastic gloves on.
#3: Begin mixing the concrete following the manufacturer’s instructions. The mixture should be a peanut butter consistency.
#4: Once the mixture is mixed place the mixture into your container. If you are using a metal container make sure to spray it with cooking spray!
#5: Place the container on a level surface so that all the bubbles can leave the mixture
#6: Set the mixture aside for a few minutes so the mixture can begin to set.
#7:When the mixture is slightly set begin decorating your stone. If you are going to place a hand or foot print, spray it with cooking spray so the concrete won’t stick!
#8: Leave the stone set for about 4 days before you pop it out of the container and place in your garden!
How does your stepping stone look? Did you enjoy making it? Send us a picture or leave us a comment and let us know!
2 Small Elastics
Decorations for eyes, mouth, etc
#1: Have the children put 2 tsp of grass seed in the bottom of toe of the panty hose.
#2: Add 1-2 cups of dirt. Make sure the seeds stay in the top of the head, otherwise you’ll have hair sprouting from under the eyes.
#3: Use the small elastic to pinch off a nose about half way up the head.
#4: Use the second elastic to tie off the bottom.
#5: Decorate by pasting on eyes, mouth, ears, or what ever else intrigues the kids.
#6: Keep the Fuzzy Head in a small dish with water in the bottom. You can then style the hair with elastics, clips and scissors.
Plastic Jug (milk jug) with lid
Outdoor Decorations (such as sticks & leaves)
#1: Rinse out plastic jug
#2: Send your child outside to collect outdoor decorations for the bird feeder. Such as sticks and leaves.
#3: Cut out three evenly spaced holes about two inches from the bottom using the utility knife
#4: Around the openings that were created place sticks for the birds to be able to perch on
#5: Continue to decorate the feeder with other items found outside
#6: Punch a hole in the lid and thread the string through in a loop form. Be sure the knot ends under the lid and place the lid back on
#7: Fill the feeder with bird see and hang it from a tree
Watch or Clock
#1: Gather 12 rocks. Paint the rocks with different colors. Make sure each rock receive a number 1-12
#2: Find a sunny spot in the lawn or on a sidewalk
#3: Place the stick in the ground or place a stick on a rock by using playdough to hold the stick upright
#4: Throughout the day check on your sundial to see what time it is and where the shadow is facing and what time your watch or clock says.
#5: Place the numbered rock in correspondence with the sun dial.
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