Monday, August 28, 2006
NASA Kids Club and other fun NASA Links
You will need:
Shaving Cream (buy the cheapest you can find, we used plain old Barbasol)
A Baking Dish
Construction Paper or Card Stock
Tempera Paint (Washable is best!) in 2 or 3 complementary colors.
To start, fill a baking dish with shaving cream, 1-2 inches thick.
Smooth surface with a spatula.
Drizzle paint over the shaving cream.
Using the handle of your paint brush, swirl the paint to make interesting patterns.
Press a sheet of paper into the pan.
Make sure to get the whole sheet of paper covered with shaving cream.
You can either wipe the paper with a paper towel at this point in the process, to speed the drying process, or let it dry overnight to let the shaving cream evaporate.
We used these for party invitations, and they turned out really great!
Project #1 -- Bumblebee Tic Tac Toe with Tote Bag
All this one really takes is some glue, and a little bit of patience. But I hope that it's worth the wait, because we think it's a really fun one!
Project #2 -- Rocket Launcher
This one is really simple from a craft perspective, but a lot of fun
Project #3 -- Sportsball "I love reading" bookmark
Beads are a favorite of mine, and I thought this was a perfect project for Back to School!
Project #4 -- Beaded Window Hanger
More fun with beads!
This project really will be Club's Choice. We test out a lot of projects, and not all of them make it into the club, usually because they don't fit into a theme. So this month, we're going to send these great projects your way.
This is one of my favorite projects for this whole year. Your toddler will enjoy threading the wood beads onto the strings, but may need your help with the ones that are foam. This is a great project to talk to your toddler about names of planets, and the instructions come with each planet labelled, so you can use it as a fun teaching tool after it's complete. I hope you really enjoy this one!
Project #2 -- Foam Space Scene
At the beginning of the year, we launched our "Members Fun Area" ... the idea behind it was that I was looking for a forum to really build a community within the club. I was hoping to build a place that you could come to get pointers on the projects, see pictures, get ideas for other crafts you can do at home. With our current website, the upkeep for that was just too cumbersome, and with a growing business, plus two growing boys, I feel like I wasn't ever getting time to do those things. So, I'm going to try this new format, and I hope that it works out well, and that you enjoy it!