"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Monday, August 8, 2011

Make Something Monday

So as this summer is winding down, I realized it's not too late to start something fun while we still have 4 more weeks of summer left- 4 weeks is still a lot!

Today is Make Something Monday. I had to search around online to find something that we could make because I am just not naturally creative and thankfully there are thousands of people online who are!

Make a face on a paper plate

Glue eight strips of construction paper folded accordion-style to the paper plate to make legs (and yes, Claire is sitting on the table)

Glue beads, paperclips, pennies- anything to add a bit of weight- to the ends of the legs

poke a hole in the middle of the plate and tie string through so you can make your spider  'walk'

and there you go!

Claire loved her spider!  Emily loved it at first but after not even 5 minutes, she got upset and riped it to shreds. : /  Typical Emily.

 Either way, it took up some time and kept them busy! I cut out and folded up the legs ahead of time and I used hot glue because it dries quicker but the problem with that is that they couldn't help with the gluing process because it was too hot.. or maybe them not gluing things isn't a problem, I don't know..


Emily said...

such a great idea! i love the chart :) pinning it :)

Sommer said...

Such a cute idea, you really are such a good mommy kara!