Thursday, May 14, 2020

Dandelion Day! How to make Yarn Dandelions and Dandelion Curls!

Yesterday I had the honor of being a special guest again on my church's daily kids' "Lunch Break!" Since things are greening up and dandelions are popping out, I thought I'd do a dandelion theme. We did two fun dandelion related activities:

We made dandelions out of yarn & pipe cleaners, and added some paper leaves!

Then we did something super cool...something you canNOT find on the internet anywhere until now, not even on Pinterest! Well, maybe you will now that I have posted it. But anyway, we made "Dandelion Curls."

My curly boy Toby with his bucket-o-curls!

This is something my mom taught me, and her mom taught her. It's just a really simple and fun activity for kids of all ages in the summer! If you peel a dandelion stem lengthwise, and drop it into a dish of warm water, they curl up super fun!! I never know what to do with them afterwards, so today I arranged them into a dandelion guy, haha!

To see the video of our lunch break activities and how to make the flowers AND curls, visit EPAG Kids Elementary Church on Facebook! We had some technical difficulties and had to start the Zoom session over, so this lunch break is broken up into two parts. Watch the first one if you want, but the video quality gets better as we finish our flowers & do the curls in part two!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Two fun paper projects for little hands

Last week I had the chance to be a special guest again on "Lunch Break," a daily live Facebook video session put on by our church's kids' pastor! In this session I showed the kids how to make two fun origami projects. These aren't your average origami pieces that you fold and are done with...these are paper toys that kids can play with! We made fun paper bird puppets, and a super cool little racing bug toy!

  Check out the original Lunch Break video here, and be sure to stop in for future live lunch breaks with Pastor Matt from 11:30-12:00 central time on their Facebook page!

This particular day Facebook wasn't playing well with Zoom, so it's a bit tough to see what I'm doing in some areas. However, I put together this quick tutorial video just after our lunch break, so as not to leave frustrated parents or kids hanging who may not have been able to see a step! ;-)


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