So I had the girls over and we made "mommy" magnets. Below are photos of materials needed and step by step assembly by none other than Miss Haylee and Miss Kinsey. They were very diligent in following directions and it was one of the simplest crafts I ever put together for them.
I used plastic bottle caps. Stuck a round magnet on the back. Filled the cap with Elmer's glue. Then added the inside decorations. *DRIED* rice, beans, split peas.
I had all the items laid out on the table before I brought in the girls. Then I sat down in front of them and guided them through each step. Have a damp washcloth handy to wipe those sticky fingers.
"Haylee; did you know that God makes beans, and peas and rice?" (A time to teach about God's provision.)
STEP 4) Generously drop your beans, rice, and peas into the cap and press down. Haylee got creative and added a few grains of rice to her beans and peas. I always let them individualize their creations. Whatever they choose to do within the bounds of the tiny space in front of them, I say "Go for it!"
"Why beans and rice, Grama?"
"Because we're making magnets for the kitchen. And Mommy cooks with beans, and rice and peas."
"That's a good idea!" Whew! I'm sure glad it was a good idea. If not, Haylee might have taken her magnets apart and began sticking in fresh daisies.
One bit of advice: Have a little plastic plate beneath the space where they actually assemble their magnets. I usually do this. Duh, didn't this time and you can see the clean-up I had all over the table and onto the floor. Not bad, just had to sweep. But could be avoided with plates or trays under their bottle caps. selahV
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