Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Blowers for Kids in 6 Easy Steps

How to Make New Year's Blowers by Gina's Craft Corner

I have decided to make some home made New Year's crafts with the kids this year.  They are 7 and 5 and are right at that age where they want to participate in the celebrations with us.



How to Make New Year's Blowers by Gina's Craft Corner
We experimented with different types of paper for this craft and different lengths of the blower.  

MATERIALS
Paper Options: Scrapbook paper &/OR Wrapping Paper
Straws-cut to 6"
Scotch Tape
Rubber Band (Optional)
1. Cut your paper of choice to 6"x2"
2. Fold in half lengthwise to create a center line
3. Fold long edges in to meet at the center line you created in step 2
3. Tape shut with scotch tape.
4.  Roll up paper around straw tightly.
5.  Secure the roll with a rubber band.  If you make this the day before that works fine.  If this is a last minute project don't worry about it.  I skipped this step and the girls have still enjoyed blowing on them.  I will used the rubber band method when I make some fresh,  (non slobbery) ones for the real party for our little guest. 
6.  Secure one end of the paper to a straw with Scotch tape.  (no air pockets)
That is it!! 

It's amazing what simple things will put a smile on a little one's face!  My girls love these!



How to Make New Year's Blowers by Gina's Craft Corner


Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Blessings,
Gina

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