Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Y Week- Yo-yos

So I have to say even though it didn't come out perfect I'm pretty proud of this craft because it came from my brain and not pinterest or pinterest inspired. I was originally going to print out a yo-yo coloring page and have the kids decorate them with bingo stampers, then cut them out and put them on construction paper but then I had one of those middle of the night ideas. This was an opportunity to make something that wasn't just on a piece of 2D paper like most of our crafts. So let's get to it.

What you'll need:

  • Small paper plates
  • Bingo stampers
  • Yarn (or strings)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
What to do:

  1. Give child a paper plate and let them pick which color they'd like to stamp with, then let them pick a second one. I used this time to practice their colors and have them say each one they chose out loud. Repeat this step with a second paper plate.
  2. Cut the toilet paper holder into thirds. I found it easier to cut the holder lengthwise and then into thirds and tape it back together into small rings.
  3. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard ring one time and tape it one, or glue it for a less messy look.
  4. Glue the rim of the ring and place it in the center of the inside paper plate and hold it for a little bit, then repeat the step with the other plate to make the structure look like a yo-yo.*
  5. Let it dry.
Here's the finished product:

*Note when I first did it I taped the roll between the two plates. I would not advise it it didn't hold very well and it made the whole thing just look a crap mess.

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