DLTK's Crafts for Kids
April Fool's Day Craft: Fake Spills
They look like a mess, but they're actually solid! Make them to
trick mom, dad or the lunchroom supervisor on April Fool's Day.
- white glue (regular school glue)
- white paint (we used acrylic paint)
- favorite breakfast cereal
- plastic spoon
- plastic wrap (saran wrap)
- plastic cup or other small container you can dispose of
- Pour white glue into plastic cup or other disposable container -- You
don't have to be really fussy about the amounts you use... we used a plastic
cup and filled it about 1/3 of the way full.
- Add about 1 tsp of white paint. (Again, you don't have to be exact).
- Stir well with plastic spoon.
- Cover tray or cookie sheet with plastic wrap (the project takes a few days
to dry so you'll want something you can move out of the way).
- Pour your glue/paint mixture onto the saran wrap and just let it ooze out
into a spill shape.
- Scrape out as much as you can using your spoon.
- Discard your cup or container
- OPTIONAL: Put your spoon into the spill (so it looks like the spoon
was spilled too).
- Sprinkle some cereal into the spill (we used cheerios).
- Set aside for at least 2 days to dry (it may take a bit longer or shorter
depending on the climate you live in) -- you can speed up the process by
putting it near a heat source (for example, turn an oven on as low as you
can, let it heat and then turn it off -- pop the project in the cooling oven
for awhile) -- make sure the heat source isn't TOO hot -- we don't want
smoldering acrylic paint!
- When it's dry, peel off the plastic wrap and place your 'spill' somewhere
where it'll fool people!
EXPERIMENT A BIT! Use different colors of paint to make different kinds
of spill... we used pink paint, a single serving yogurt container and a spoon to
make a "yogurt spill".
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