Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Newspaper Challenge

Crumpling newspaper is so easy, your dad can do it with one hand! Or can he? This Father's Day, bet him your allowance that he can't strong-arm the press.

What to Do:Round up five full sheets of newspaper. Have your dad extend his arm and use that hand to crumple each piece of paper into a ball. Give him two minutes to get the job done.

The Scoop on Why He Can't: Odds are, his arm will give out after crumpling just two or three sheets. That's because the muscles he's using don't often see a lot of action, so they tire out surprisingly fast.

Monday, March 17, 2014

St Patrick's Day Shamrock Pattern

Print out this shamrock pattern on a piece of white or colored paper.  Decorate with markers, crayons, glue, glitter, etc.  Hang your shamrocks from the ceiling with a piece of string for an easy decoration!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Hearts Decoration Chain

  • Cardboard tube
  • Paintbrush and red paint
  • Pushpin
  • Needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Beads (with holes large enough for the needle to pass through)
1. Cut the tube in half and brush the halves inside and out with red paint. Let them dry. 2. Flatten the halves, then cut them into one-inch segments. Shape each segment into a heart by pushing one creased side toward the center. Pierce holes in the top and bottom of each heart with a pushpin. 3. Thread the needle and knot the end. Slide on a bead until it stops at the knotted end, then loop back and push the needle through the bead again, going from bottom to top.  4. Thread on a heart, then add a bead just above it, using the same looping technique to secure it in place. Repeat to create a string of hearts and beads.