Hot chocolate stencils
There’s nothing like a steamy cup of hot chocolate when it’s cold outside. One way you can make it even more fun is by creating some art with cinnamon or pumpkin spice right on top of your hot chocolate!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Before you make your cup of hot chocolate, take a sheet of light cardboard or heavy construction paper and draw a simple shape (like a Batman logo or smiley face). Make sure that your drawing isn’t bigger than the width of your cup (going across). Now here comes the hard part: Cut out your drawing. Or better yet, have an adult do it for you. Exacto knives are super-sharp and shouldn’t be used by kids. They can be dangerous! Have them include a little handle you can hold on to (see the drawing below). After your design is cut out, make your cup of hot chocolate. Then hold your stencil (the cut-out design) over the hot chocolate and have someone sprinkle the cinnamon spice over it. The cinnamon will take on the shape of your stencil! Yum. Enjoy your hot chocolate.
Have you ever played a game with your friends where you tried to see how long you could keep a balloon in the air without touching the ground? Well, here’s the same game—but with a twist:
Blow up two balloons (the game is easier to play if you have two different colors). With a wide-tipped marker, write a “1” on one and “2” on the other. Everyone starts at zero. Now toss both balloons in the air—Whenever somebody hits, touches, or kicks one, they have to remember what number is on the balloon and keep a running score.
Let’s imagine that you wrote “1” on the red balloon and “2” on the blue one. If you hit the red one first, you say “1!” Then if you hit the blue one, you say “3!” (You don’t say “2” because 1+2 equals 3. Keep adding to your total until both balloons hit the ground. If you get really good at this, add another balloon and see if you can handle three balloons.
That’s MATH BALLOONS! Now get out there and have fun!
Cool hot-glue project
Many artists and crafters use hot glue when creating works of art and household items. In this case, you can actually write with hot glue and make wearable name tags, mini-signs, and keychains. Maybe you can make some holiday gifts for family and friends! Here’s what you’ll need:
Depending on what you’re making, you might need these, too:
If you have never used these tools and materials before, ask for help. In fact, ask for help anyway. We don’t want you to get hurt.
Okay, let’s get started:
You can even start a business! Just think: It’s easy to find keychains for kids named John or Mary—but what about kids with names like Kijuan or Rashida? You can make specialized keychains and sell them! Just make sure that when you write out the name, you add a little extra glue on the end for the keychain ring. Carefully pound a small hole with the hammer and nail and then slip in the keychain ring.
Here’s the house number that I made and spray painted orange. I’m going to super-glue it to my mailbox. Have fun with this project!
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Have an ice day!