Friday, May 29, 2009

Hanging Orb decorated with Clear Rubber Stamp set

Here is a quick and easy project for the kids to make. If you are going to do this project and the kids do not have a lot of time, then cut the circles out in advance to save you time. We decorated with glitter glue so I will add that image once it dries. This is a great ideas to hang at a party or to hang at school. Good gifts for Moms, Dads, Grandparents or Aunt and Uncles.

Stamp out your images onto a piece of paper. Here we used from the fish theme the clear rubber stamp set Fish Set 3 SKU# FSH03. We colored with washable markers and crayons.

Cut our your images once colored.

Cut out circles. I have 2 sizes here - 4" circles and 3 1/2" circles. I used colored paper [not card stock]. You will need 4 circles for 1 orb. You can also use colored paper, wrapping paper, or stamp and color on white paper. For the circles I used Fiskars ShapeTemplate for circles [$5.99 at craft stores], but you can also use anything you have round and trace with a pencil ~ the lid of a butter tub. I am sure you can also use a square instead of circles ~ be creative.

Here we glued the fish on some leftover paper we had from card stock and we just cut out some shapes free hand. We used a glue stick to attach the fish to the card stock.

Take each circle and fold it in half.

Use the glue stick and match 2 differnt color and glue each side of one 1/2 to the other 1/2. Glue 3 circles together. Keep the 4th circle off. [Top circle we glued 2 circles together. Bottom circle we glued 3 circles.]

Take a piece of string or yarn and glue it to the center part of the circle. I used the Elmers Glue on the center part and then used the glue stick around the circle. [see below]

Put your last circle onto the Orb to hide the string. Add additional Orbs to the string.

Lastly we added the fish to the string. You can also add beads onto the string if you want, just make sure you do it before adding additional orbs. Decorate with glitter glue, stickers or anything else you have in mind.

Decorate as much as you want. We will make a set of these for our next birthday party and each kid can take one home. Have fun! This project is great for working with colors and shapes with your children.

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