First, I punched scalloped circles out of white shrink film. Ethan then colored them with markers. The markers can not be washable - sorry Crayola! So, Ethan has little artist finger tips in red and green. You can also use color pencils. It will look light when you color it but the heat will make it darker.Then, Ethan knows to stay back while I use the heat gun. I shrink the film by keeping heat on the piece until it is done.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
December Daily - Day 4
I know today isn't close to being over, but Becca and I have a bazaar to do in Turner this afternoon/evening so I wanted to make sure I posted our Christmas craft today. I didn't want any emails from family trying to keep me accountable ;) . Today we made Christmas magnets. I thought of this craft on my own last night.
Ethan loves to watch them shrink. When I finished he said and signed, "More!"
It was good to get Ethan's small motor skills working. I added warm glue and he stuck the magnet to the back. Make sure that you don't use a heavy duty glue gun. It could burn little fingers. We use a small light weight gun - read your gun before trying this!
Posted by Jennifer Evans at 12:13 PM