A styrofoam ball with cotton swabs cut in half pushed into it can be a great activity! Children will love painting or coloring the cotton swabs, and these can become almost anything. New Years or Fourth Of July fireworks, summertime dandelion puffs, flowers for Mom, or Dr. Seuss inspired classroom decor... What will your students create?
Doodle Earrings (Jewelry Charms) by Recycling #6 Plastic (Make Your Own Shrinky Dinks!)
Shrinky dink tutorial Materials Plastic: It needs to be marked #6. Many to-go containers seem to work. Look for the number inside the recycling triangle. I used salad to-go boxes from my local pizza place. Sharpie Markers in a variety of light colors, plus black. Scissors Hole punch Toaster (or regular) oven, preheated to around 250 degrees F Polyurethane for sealing (optional)