Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Science and Art in a box!
Two nephews and niece were with us (with their parents) last year for Christmas. We all stayed in our small 2-bedroom condo. It was cozy that's for sure! For the two older kids we thought we'd make things that they could do while they were with us. If they couldn't complete their projects, it was something they could definitely do when they went back home. For the nephew, we made a "science in a box." I covered a shoe box with brown kraft paper and placed bug stickers all over it. Inside were a few science projects described on cards as well as the supplies that went with them. I got ideas from the book, 365 Simple Science Experiments with everyday materials (by a few authors produced by Sterling Publishing Company). For the niece, I bought a cute handbag at a dollar store and put in a few art projects. One thing she really enjoyed was painting a piggy bank. They really loved these gifts. This may give you some ideas to do for the small relatives in your life. Put together a box of things that they really like. Get creative; they will absolutely love it!