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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday December 2, 2020

Cotton Ball "Snow People"


Supplies

  • Cotton Balls (or pompoms)
  • Geometric craft stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue Stick and/or glitter/school glue
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper/felt or Foamie Square
  • Misc craft items for snow people accessories, like pipe cleaners.


Instructions

  1. Use the paper/felt/foamie square as the scene background.
  2. Lay out the snow people/critter before glueing. Try different shapes. Try tearing apart a cotton balls to make smaller sizes!
  3. Put a dab of glue on the paper for each cotton ball, then stick (remember, glitter or school glue will take a while to dry).
  4. Add googly eyes as wanted to the snow person/critter. Put the glue on the piece, then stick to the cotton ball/pompom.
  5. Add geometric shapes stickers for noses, hats, scarves, buttons, feet.
  6. Try cutting pieces of pipe cleaners for arms.
  7. Use extra cotton balls/pompoms for ground snow.
  8. Put drops of glue on the background and add tiny bits of glitter to make it sparkle!
©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday November 25, 2020

Origami Cornucopias

(these are also called "cootie catchers" and "fortune tellers")


Supplies

  • Origami paper (or thin foldable paper like notebook paper)
  • Markers, crayons
  • Small candies or finger treats like grapes or raisins (or non-candy items like marbles or stones)
  • Stickers



Instructions

  1. Start with a square of paper
    • If the paper isn't square, create a square by folding one corner over to the opposite edge of the paper, and align the two edges. Crease. Cut off the remaining edge of the paper that is not contained under the fold.
  2. Fold the paper diagonally from one corner to another, matching edges, and crease carefully. Open the paper.
  3. Choose the next corner to the right, and fold the paper again to the opposite diagonal corner, matching all edges, and crease. Open the paper.
  4. Fold the paper in half horizontally, matching edges, and crease, then open.
  5. Fold the paper in half vertically, matching edges, and crease, then open.
  6. The paper will have four lines, two going corner to corner, and two going down the middle from top to bottom, and side to side.
  7. Take one corner, and fold it just to the middle point (the "belly button") of the all the folds, and crease. Do the same with the other three corners.
  8. Flip the folded paper over.
  9. Take one of these corners, and fold just to the middle point, and crease (it might be a little harder to crease so go slowly). Do the same with the other three corners.
  10. This side of the paper has many folded shapes, the other has four flaps. Keep this new square shape with the "many folds" side up and the flaps side down.
  11. Fold this shape in half horizontally, then unfold.
  12. Fold it in half vertically, and keep it this way.
  13. Pick up the shape, and wiggle fingers into the flaps to pull them away from the "body." The shape will start to open on all its folds, and eventually it can be flipped over onto the fold points. 
  14. The flaps open up to reveal the cornucopia "pockets" for holding goodies!


©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

Kids Krafts Wednesday November 18, 2020

Popsicle Stick Fall Frames 


Supplies

  1. Popsicle sticks
  2. Glue stick/Hot Glue (for parent use)/School Slue
  3. Markers, Paint pens, Watercolor paint, or Tempera paint
  4. Fall-themed small items (leaves, acorns), Leaves, Pipe cleaners, Ribbons, Stickers, Craft moss
  5. Photo or Picture (optional)

Instructions

  1. Set aside at least eight popsicle sticks per frame.
  2. Paint/draw on the sticks as individual items now, or wait until assembling to paint as a whole.
  3. Set two (or three) popsicle sticks side by side. Put a small amount of glue on the edges to help hold together.
  4. Do step 3 with another set of sticks.
  5. Place the two sets of sticks face down (if decorated) about one popsicle stick length apart. These form two sides of the frame.
  6. Take another stick (undecorated), and put a bit of glue near each end on the flat surface. 
  7. Place that stick, glue-side down, to cross the others at their ends to form the third side of the frame.  
  8. Take another stick, put glue near each end, and also on one thin edge.
  9. Place that stick, flat glue sides down and out, next to the one from step 8.
  10. Add a third stick next to the ones from steps 8 and 9 if desired.
  11. Repeat steps 6 through 10 for the fourth side of the frame.
  12. Set the frame aside to allow the glue to dry (place a book on top to keep it flat): 15 minutes for glue stick, 5 for hot glue, and an hour for school glue. The frame might be fragile!
  13. Once dry, flip over the frame.
  14. Time for more decoration! Paint, add stickers, glue on fall items like acorns, even write a name or happy words like "Fall Fun!"
  15. Add the picture! Measure the photo (or picture) against the front of the frame. Cut it to just a little bit bigger than the front opening.
  16. Put a little bit of glue on the (front side) top and bottom edge, and stick the picture to the back of the frame so it shows through the front. 
  17. Cut a 4" piece of yarn, make a loop, and glue the ends onto back of the top popsicle stick so it can hang it as an ornament or from a bulletin board. (Optional, glue a magnet to the back).

©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

For more info contactmindfulbehavior@gmail.com or byomyoga@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday November 11, 2020

 Leaf Rubbing Art Prints


Supplies

  1. Crayons
  2. Art Paper (or tracing paper)
  3. Leaves, Coins, Bark, Fabric or any textured, flat object
  4. Paperweights (rocks, soup cans)

Instructions

  1. Peel paper off (a few) crayons.
  2. Place object under paper. 
  3. Secure paper with weights to prevent shifting while rubbing.
  4. Rub side of crayon with varying pressure over the paper area of object.
  5. Notice the pattern that emerges!
  6. Try both sides of the object, different colors, layering objects and other variations.

©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

For more info contactmindfulbehavior@gmail.com or byomyoga@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday November 4, 2020

 Salt Clay Leaf Print Bowls

 


Supplies

  • Salt Clay (or Substitute ready-made art clay or Playdough) 
    • 2 cups flour 
    • 1 cup salt
    • 1 cup water
  • 6" bowl
  • Butter knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap/wax/parchment paper
  • Fresh leaves (or other textured items like coins, fabric, plastic pieces)
Instructions

  1. Make Salt Clay
    • Stir all three ingredients. until combined. If very sticky, add more flour. Store excess dough in airtight container.
  2. Lay sheet of plastic wrap onto counter to prevent dough sticking. 
  3. Roll a ball of dough into1/8"-1/4" pancake. 
  4. Cut a 6" circle using a cookie cutter or bowl edge. Peel away excess dough. 
  5. Place textured items onto pancake. 
  6. Place another piece of plastic wrap over dough. Gently roll.
  7. Lift paper when design complete; remove leaves. 
  8. Place bowl design side down or plain side down on bottom side of bowl. 
  9. Help edges drape and/or pinch sides slightly. 
  10. Allow to dry, then paint!

©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

For more info contactmindfulbehavior@gmail.com or byomyoga@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday October 28, 2020

Spooky Spiderwebs



Supplies and Instructions

Option 1: Pipe Cleaners, Yarn/String, Scissors

  1. Bend two pipe cleaners at center, cross and twist together. 
  2. Twist another around center of those, and then another. 
  3. Cut length of string, tie one end on a web "spoke" close to center, and weave/loop/wrap from spoke to spoke (once or many times). 
  4. Tie to secure end. Add more lengths of string, different colors, spacing them out along spoke as you wish.

Option 2: Sticks, Glue, Yarn/String, Scissors

  1. Glue (or tie) two sticks together at center. 
  2. Starting close to center, tie one end of a piece of string then weave/loop from spoke to spoke (going over one and under the other .working your way outward from the center.
  3. Use different types of string/fabric!

Option 3: Origami Paper, Scissors

  1. Fold the paper corner to corner three times (or in half multiple times). 
  2. Cut out shapes along the edge, trim the edges to create uniquepatterns.
  3. Take care to not cut off all of one fold.
  4. Open to reveal your web!

©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

For more info contactmindfulbehavior@gmail.com or byomyoga@gmail.com.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Kids Krafts Wednesday October 21, 2020

Creepy Mobiles


Supplies

  • Popsicle Sticks (or chopsticks or short branches)
  • Yarn or Pipe Cleaners
  • Halloween themed trinkets/small toys (spooky rings, spiders, etc.)
  • Spooky Stickers
  • Your Yoga Spider (see 10/14 class)

Instructions

  1. Cross the sticks at center
  2. Use yarn/pipe cleaner to tie/twist across center in both directions to secure
  3. Use loose ends as the hanger
  4. Cut a 6" piece of string or 1/2 pipe cleaner
  5. Tie/wrap one end around a spooky item (through a wring, around a spider, etc.)
  6. Tie the other end to an arm of the mobile
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to add more dangling items to your mobile 

Songs "Peace Like a River" and "Little Bird, Little Bird" appear courtesy of Elizabeth Mitchell Music.

©BYOMyoga in cooperation with Mindful Behavior, LLC. All rights reserved. 

For more info contactmindfulbehavior@gmail.com or byomyoga@gmail.com.