A few weeks ago, I picked up a huge lot of wine corks at a yard sale for $10. I might have been squealing like a little girl during the opening of a new American Girl store. Of course, I was squealing on the inside, I didn't want to make a spectacle of myself. So I have this overstock of corks. I had to start a new Pinterest board for all the ideas I was collecting. One of the pins I found led me to this blog and I loved the idea so much, I invited all the kids over for a craft day.
- wine corks
- wooden skewers
- paint brushes
- pipe cleaners in assorted colors (mine were provided by CraftProjectIdeas.com)
- googly eyes
- hot glue gun
- hot glue
I made the example bugs the night before and should have twisted and prepared all the pipe cleaners ahead of time, but since I waited until the last minute to make the examples, I was too tired to twist them all.
**Tip: I cut the spider legs into eight pieces and then glued them on each side. That was dumb. I should have just cut four longer pieces and twisted them together and glued them under the cork. Be smarter than me. Do it the "right" way.
This was a very simple craft that the kids really enjoyed. The kids that stayed a little longer ended up painting more bugs since they were having so much fun. I didn't mind because, well, I still have a HUGE box of wine corks left.
I wonder what we should make next...
Don't forget to follow the Kids Summer Craft Camp along on the KSCC Pinterest board where I will be pinning all of the posts. Also, I encourage you to take pictures of your own creations and use the hashtag #KidsSummerCraftCamp on Instagram or on Twitter! I'd love to see what you are up to!
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