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    Activities ForKid


    orHow To Get Your Kids Out of Your Hair For Days!

    This book is provided free of charge by PaperToys.comPlease feel free to distribute this ebook from your web site.


    Illustrations and graphics by Erika Taguchi at http://blurmedia.com/erika

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    22FunActivities ForKid



    How To Get Your Kids Out of Your Hair For Days!

    Tent City

    Scratch Pictures

    Stick or Pick

    Soap Sculptures

    Waxy Nature Pictures

    Pinecone People

    Paper Plate Art

    Water Globes

    Eggshell Pencil HolderCollage

    Color and a Shave

    Sock Puppet

    Friendship Bracelet

    Drive Me Crazy

    I'm In Business

    Designer Shop

    Model Child

    Let's Go To School

    Call Me


    Word Search

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    TENT CITYBy using your imagination to determine theshape and materials, you will learn to think andimprove your concentration skills. You will learnto cooperate with others when you havesomeone help you build the Tent City.

    You will also discover patience when the "walls"fall down and you have to put them back up.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    chairs, blankets, and sheets

    Choose a room in the housethat has a lot or free space.

    Place the chairs in the area they want to build their tent city in. Anynumber of chairs can be used. Two to four is usually a good number formost spaces. The chairs can be placed across from each other - in astraight line - in a circle - or in no order.

    2. Starting with the heaviest blanket or sheet, drape it over the chairs.Continue draping the remaining ones using the chairs. Tying the ends

    around a doorknob or tucking it under another piece of furniture will addmore room.

    3. When the Tent City is up, play inside it. You can pretend it's a fort in thewilderness, a home, a job or any other place you can think of.

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    If you're a Budding artist, you will develop yourcreativity and a sense of pride when thisproject is completed. You will increase yourhand/eye coordination. If you use a still life orpicture to get ideas to draw from, your eye fordetail will become sharper. If you choose to doan abstract picture or something from yourimagination, your personal sense of style willbecome more developed.

    Some ideas: Building a still life or using a picture is a good idea for younger children. Other childrencan draw pictures from their imagination such as birds and clouds in the sky, cars, animals, etc.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    Color the white paper.

    Use a crayon to divide the paper into small or large sections. Color eachsection a different color except black.

    2. With a black crayon, color the entire sheet that was just colored withdifferent colors, black.

    3. Place the paper on a flat surface or ironing board.

    4. Cover the paper with waxed paper.

    5. Cover with a towel and iron. Go over it a few times. The waxed paper willmelt onto the colored sheet.

    6. When cool, use a toothpick to scratch out a picture.

    white paper, crayons, waxed paper, toothpick or somethingto scratch with, iron, towel, ironing board or a flat surface

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    OR PICKBuilding houses, fences, barns or sidewalks iseasy to do using Popsicle sticks. For beginners,a fence or ramp will be the easiest to do. Thisactivity helps improve hand/eye coordinationand concentration. World famous architectsmay have starting out building stick houses.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    popsicle sticks, glue

    Decide what to build.

    The basic of this activity is to glue the Popsicle sticks together. To builda wall for a house - glue them together on the sides. Use five to tenPopsicle sticks for each wall. The front of the house will use two panels oftwo to seven Popsicle's to leave room for a door. Experienced builders canleave room for a window. Build a panel for the floor and the roof.

    2. When all of the panels are put together, glue them together to shape intoa house (or other structure).Variations: Use toothpicks and glue. Make a house of cards without the glue.

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    SCULPTURESThis is also called a "feely" sculpture becauseyou are using your sense of touch to create it.You will stimulate your hand/eye coordination.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    Wrap your hand around the bar of soapuntil it feels comfortable.

    Use the knife to carve out the area not occupied by your hand. It may

    help to trace the outline of the hand onto the bar of soap then carve it.

    2. Once the basic outline is carved and the bar of soap starts to take shape,you don't have to hold it in your hand any longer. Carve the soap in areasthat are pleasing to you. Put your hand back on the soap if you need helpfinding places to carve out. Carve the soap bar where it isn't comfortablein your hand.

    3. Carve a base so your soap sculpture will stand up.4. When done, smooth out the edges with water and paper towels.

    5. Let dry.

    6. Display.

    a hand, a bar of soap, a table knife to carve with (doesn't have tobe a sharp knife), optional pen or pencil, water, paper towel

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    Creativity mixed with a bit of adventure is aperfect blend to make a pleasing picture usingwaxed paper and objects from nature. You willlearn to arrange items in a pleasing manner andto choose objects that go together. A sense ofstyle and color appreciation will be gained.

    Variations: You can punch two holes in the top of the picture. Put yarns or string through theholes to hang it on the wall.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    Put on your shoes and a jacket, if necessary.It's time to go outdoors.

    Scour the yard to find some of the loveliest leaves you can. Pick up asmany as you'd like. You don't have to use all of them if you don't want to.

    2. While outside; brush any dirt off the leaves with your hand.3. Prepare a flat surface or use an ironing board. Put one towel on the surface.

    4. Place one piece of waxed paper on top of the towel.

    5. Arrange the leaves on the waxed paper in any order that you like.

    6. Place the second piece of waxed paper on top of the leaves. Try to makethe corners fit to each piece.

    7. Place the other towel on top and iron. Make sure to iron the corners. Thefinal product is a pretty nature picture.

    8. Let cool.

    two pieces of waxed paper, leaves, two towels,

    and iron and ironing board or flat surface

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    Get ready to explore. Your senses are aboutto be awakened. Test your sense of sight byselecting the prettiest pinecone and stonesyou can find. Pick one that feels nice to touch,isn't too soggy and doesn't bend over toomuch. You are about to use your imagination tomake a pinecone person. This will increaseyour hand/eye coordination and you will learn

    how to put different materials together.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    Will your pinecone person be silly or serious? When you arechoosing your pinecone and stones, that will be important.

    Start with a clean pinecone. Glue two flat stones on the bottom. They willbe the feet.

    2. Glue the other two small stones and place where the eyes will be.

    3. Use a small piece of yarn for the mouth. Do you want your person to smile,frown or sneer? You can also braid or tie some yarn together to use as hair.

    4. Put glue on the pinecone and sprinkle with sugar or glitter. Your person

    pinecone, four small stones including two of the flattest ones you can find touse as feet, yarn, sugar or glitter, and glue or rubber cement

    (rubber cement works better)

    Variations: Use acorns, peanuts or walnuts to make other kinds of people. If you have smallpieces of fabric, pipe cleaners or buttons around the house, you can use those to accessorizeor to give your person ears.

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    PLATE ARTYou will develop an artistic flair as you make apicture. Use your imagination, let it run wild,and write your name in stones or make a bunnyout of cotton balls. This will help you increaseyour hand/eye coordination.

    material needed:

    let's get started:


    Decide what you would like to create -a name, a picture or any kind of scene.

    Draw a design on the plate. Color any kind of background if you would liketo have one.

    2. Choose either the macaroni, stones or cotton balls or a combination of thethree and glue them on the picture.

    paper plates, glue, and macaroni (elbow works great),cotton balls or small stones, crayons and glue

    Ideas: Write your name in stones and put cotton balls around the center of the plate to frameit. Draw a bunny. Use the cotton balls to make him fluffy and use pretty stones for eyes. Drawa lake scene with a boat. Use macaroni to make the sails.

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    GLOBEYou will learn to measure liquid and develop asense of design.material needed:

    let's get started:


    Clean the jar and take all the labels off of it.Soak it in hot water to get the label off easier.

    Place the plastic flower into the j