Crafts for Kids
For rainy day crafts for kids, or for a unique kids gift idea; make this fun paperweight craft. This craft for kids will also teach your child the outcome of mixing certain liquids together and about chemical reactions. Visit Treasure Box Kids where you will find adorable girl�s and boy�s outfits for any occasion.
Below are the items that you will need to create this fun craft idea.
1. baby food jar or another small jar with a lid
2. a decorative eraser or other small decorative object that can be glued to the bottom of the jar that will remain secure.
3. sequence, glitter or both
4. fabric to cover the lid of the finished paperweight
5. corn syrup
6. food coloring
7. measuring cup
8. hot glue gun (for adult use only)
To begin the kids craft, glue the eraser or small object to the bottom of the jar using a hot glue gun. A hot glue gun is the only way to be sure that the item will stay glued.
Then help your child measure out � cup of corn syrup and pour it into the jar. Fill the jar with water. Add food coloring to the mixture until your child has the desired color.
You can then add the glitter and sequence. Be careful and remind your child to not touch their face while using the glitter.
When you have added all the inside items, hot glue the lid to the jar. Then, you can take the fabric that is cut in a circle and cover the lid. Attach the fabric by tying a ribbon or yarn around the lip of the jar.
Have your child shake the jar and watch with delight the way the items inside seem to move in slow motion. They will learn that the corn syrup mixed with the water is the result of the optical illusion. Visit Treasure Box Kids blog archives to find more clever ideas on crafts for kids.