Posts by Rachel Riani

Playful Penguins

These cute penguins are easy to make at home this winter!   You’ll need: a paper roll (toilet, paper towel, any size you have), black paper or paint, orange paper, scissors, glue, wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes   Instructions: First, either paint the paper roll black or cut a strip of black paper that’s…

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Pinecone Winter Owls

These owls made from pinecones are so fun to craft and make for a perfect decoration!   You’ll need: pinecones, white, beige and orange felt, cotton balls, googly eyes, glue and scissors   Instructions: Tear up your cotton balls and stuff them in the pinecone. This will act as the feathers of the owl. We…

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Handprint Acorns

For a fun fall art activity, grab some paint and make handprint acorns!   You’ll need: construction paper, a paintbrush, brown and white paint   Instructions:   Mix some brown and white paint together to create a tan color. Paint this color on your hand and press it onto the white paper. You can press…

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Balance Sculptures

Kiddos become young builders as they learn about balance while constructing these sculptures!   You’ll need: cardboard, craft paint, a paper towel tube, 5 inch square piece of cardboard, hot glue, pipe cleaners, beads, 12-inch bamboo skewer with ends cut off   Instructions:   Cut the cardboard into various shapes and sizes and paint the…

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DIY Superhero Capes

As CME celebrates superheroes for the remainder of 2020, we are so excited to share this activity! DIY Superhero Capes! Make a cape to wear on your next Museum visit where you can complete the superhero ensemble by decorating your superhero mask!   You’ll need: a large men’s t-shirt (preferably in a bold color, no…

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Paper Plate Raccoon

With just a few materials, crafting a raccoon can be easily done for a fun activity at home!   You’ll need: a paper plate, gray tissue paper, black and white cardstock or construction paper, glue, scissors, a stapler and scissors with scallop edge if you have them   Instructions:   First, trim down the paper…

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Gratitude Cards

Thanksgiving next week has us thinking about how much we have to be thankful for, especially after a crazy year like this one, and we want to express our gratitude to our friends and family for being super awesome. Tell your friends and family how much you appreciate them with gratitude cards! The holidays will…

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Q Tip Painting Thanksgiving Template

We love this Thanksgiving painting template! All you need is q-tips to act as the paint brushes and a variety of paints to complete this Thanksgiving themed template. Fall colors like red, orange, yellow and brown would look lovely but make yours using any colors you like!  

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Leaf Turkey Craft

Create a turkey from the beautiful fall leaves for a fun Thanksgiving craft!   You’ll need: leaves, construction paper, scissors and googly eyes   Instructions:   Start with a little leaf hunt! Collect as many fall leaves as you would like outside with a variety of fall colors. These will be used as the turkey’s…

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Water Fireworks

Creating fireworks in a glass? How cool! Make water fireworks at home.   You’ll need: water, oil, food coloring, a tall clear glass, an additional glass and a fork   Instructions:   Fill the tall glass almost to the top with warm or room temperature water. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of oil into the additional glass.…

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