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|Date:||Thursday, September 30, 2004 10:13:24 PM|
|Message:||There are also lots of coloring pages at:
And if you print the toolbox coloring page, and get a new tool each week from the following site, your child can send in the colored picture when it's done and get an autographed picture of Bob the Builder:
You can make a vest just like Bob's by cutting a paper bag into a vest shape, the directions for cutting a paper grocery bag can be found at:
http://www.panhandleplains.org/education/pop_center7.php (scroll down to paper bag vest) your child can then decorate his own vest. You can even put Velcro along the front to make the vest stay closed. You can use some black construction paper (or poster board) cut into a long stip to make a tool belt, you can add a bright yellow construction paper or posterboard buckle.
Another fun project is if you have any projects coming up, save the sawdust, you can use it like colored sand to make sand art pictures, or you can use it to make sawdust clay to build with:
Tool box - you need a shoebox with the lid removed, some posterboard or light weight cardboard cut into a long strip (to make a handle out of) and some magazines to cut up or coloring pages to cut up and color. Have the child paint, color, or cover the shoebox with pictures of tool scut from magazines or coloring pages, they can cover the handle to if they like. Then cut tools out of lightweight cardboard (hint: let the kids color coloring pages with tools on them and then cut and paste them onto lightweight cardboard).
You can make wooden houses, boxes, and other items out of craft sticks and glue, for young children, draw a simple shape on a piece of paper and let them glue sticks together to fill in the shape. Then they can start gluing layers building upwards until they are happy with the finished product. Wooden shapes called Woodsies can also be used, to make a variety of projects.
To make a play workbench for your child, you can use a pack of plastic golf tees, a foam block (Wal Mart or craft stores) and a plastic hammer. The child can then hammer the golf tees (nails) into the foam block.
Give the child blue construction paper and a white colored pencil (works better than white chalk, but you can use white chalk if you wanted) and let your child draw his own blueprints.
Give your child some washable tempera, poster, or finger paint, and a bunch of popsicle sticks. Squirt two to three drops of paint onto a piece of large white paper, let the child use the sticks to drag the paint along, using the flat edge of the stick, to make it seem like a truck clearing the land.
Give your child miscellaneous sizes of boxes (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc) and let him/her build towers, buildings, and cities out of them. You can make a more permanent set of cardboard building blocks by filling the boxes with shredded paper or newspaper and then taping the open end close, you can then paint them, and use a black permanent marker to add lines if you want to make it look like bricks or wood grain.
Hope this helps!
Love in Christ,
Sarah in California
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