FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012 | Comments: 10
These are fun – they’re made from wood spatulas. This morning, I set up the kids with supplies to transform wooden cooking utensils into their own works of art that they can show off this July 4th…
Wood spatulas are painted, adorned with red & blue jingle bells and fabric streamers to create these fun noisemakers that the kids can shake and wave at the parade.
For this project you will need: wood spatulas (I got mine really cheap at IKEA), red, blue, gold and silver jingle bells (sold by the bag at craft stores), red, white and blue craft paint (Michaels) and strips of torn fabric.
Spread out all of your supplies on the table and let the kids paint their spatulas. They will have to paint one side, let it dry and then paint the other.
Let the kids do whatever they want with their design.
Tear fabric into thin, 12-24-inch long strips (depending on your preference) and have the kids string on two bells for each strip.
Once spatulas are dry, thread fabric with bells through the holes in the spatula.
Double knot the back and let extra fabric hang down to create streamers.
You can leave the streamers long or cut them short.
If you're having a party on the 4th – this is a fun activity for the kids.