I'm so excited to have been asked to be a Digi Guest Designer for July for Firecracker Designs by Pamela! Today, I'm sharing two fun projects geared for the kiddos at our 4th of July get-together. My SIL asked if I would do an arts & crafts hour for the kiddos. I said "Yes!" cuz they were thinking of getting a clown- I don't think so :( So Auntie Karli needed to come up with inexpensive, yet fun activities for them & I thought Pamela's digi would be PERFECT!
For both projects, I used the Grand Old Flag Digi stamp:
Here are both projects: 1) a Wishcaster Wand 2) a twirly bird aka- Helicopter
The first project: Wishcaster Wand
markers or crayons
cardstock (fit 2 stars on an 8 1/2 x 11 CS)
First, paint the skewer any color you'd like. Put it aside to dry.
Color 2 Grand ol' Flag digi stamps & cut them out.
Add strong adhesive (scor-tape) to secure the skewer & to hold the strips your stars will be on.
Add a "wish cloud" - aka cotton ball ;) to the center to make it puffy & to add a special wish. Puff the cloud out but it shouldn't be too puffy that it makes it hard to seal the star.
Add strong adhesive to the edges & seal with the second star. You're done! I also added the sentiment that also comes with the digi stamp with foam dots.
Second project: Twirly birds aka Helicopters
the template (yes, I've included it for your downloading pleasure!)
a paper clip
You'll need 2 much smaller stars. Print them out on copy paper (or CS if you'd like.) Color & cut out.
Cut out template -print on copy paper ( I put 3 templates on 1 sheet)
All the solid lines are cut lines, the dashed lines are fold lines.
(Please ignore this line- scissors are pointing to it- I just couldn't get rid of it for some reason :( but you don't need to do anything with it.
To begin, cut on the long solid line:
Cut the 2 small solid lines along the sides: snip, snip
Fold one of the long strips back & fold the other strip forward.
Now fold the other side tab on top of the first one to overlap:
You'll have a little end tab to fold down:
Now simply add a paper clip to serve as a weight to that tab:
Add your little stars to the paper clip (one on each side) & let them drop!
Now you can take the time to teach a mini lesson on the basic principles of physics & aerodynamics to the kiddos! ... or you can just have fun watching the helicopters twirl to the ground :) Hee! Hee! BTW, this project is one we teach to our 2nd graders in our study of Balance & Motion so if you DO want this lesson I can give it... no??? Oh, OK ;)
The great thing about Digis is that you can size them to whatever you want as I did for my projects. To get the Grand Ol' Flag digi (and lots more) visit Firecracker Designs by Pamela---> HERE. You may also want to visit her blog---> HERE, cuz she posts contests & FREE digis too :) and you should definitely check out what happens on Wednesdays... I'm just sayin'....
I'll be sharing more projects featuring more of FCD Digi images throughout this month!
I hope you like these two very simple projects & you give them a try- the kiddos will enjoy them ;)
To my US friends- have a safe & fun 4th of July and to my friends everywhere else...
Thanks for peeking!
Here's the twirly bird/ Helicopter template. Enjoy!