This is a fun game to play with one of your friends at lunch or just on a boring day when there is nothing else to do. One of you draws 5 dots in any pattern that you want. Your friend then has to somehow figure out how to draw a person out of those 5 dots. One dot for 2 hands, 2 feet, and one in the person's face / head. This will bring on a ton of laughs.
Prepare the picture before you meet up with your friends. Use white crayon on white paper or yellow crayon on yellow paper, etc. This way the drawing will be invisible. Give your friends some watercolor paints in several colors. Tell them that the magic picture will appear when the picture is painted over with the wet brush. Your friend will love when the picture appears.
If you have a tablecloth on your table, a glass, and a few coins in your pocket, then today is the perfect day to try a trick out on your friends. Turn a glass upside down and have it stand on top of 2 coins, as you can see in the picture above. Put a 3rd coin under the elevated cup. Ask one of your friends to try to get the coin out without touching the glass. When none of your friends can figure out how to do this. Say 'Hocus Pocus' and scratch the tablecloth near the glass, the coin will start moving towards you and will soon be outside of the cup. This is a fun little game!
Here's a very fun game! The first player places a toothpick on top of a bottle. The second player does likewise. The object of the game is to keep on piling toothpicks on the bottle without knocking any off. If a player disturbs the pile so that a toothpick rolls off, he loses the round and his opponent scores 1 point. All the toothpicks are then removed and a new toothpick tower is started. The player who scores 10 points first, wins the game.
You can start this trick out by balancing a playing card on the tip of your pointing finger. Now place a nickel on top of the playing card ... and try to balance that. Now hit the card with a pencil or a ruler and the card will fly away quickly, leaving only the nickel balanced on your finger. If you are able to do this, next try to just snap your finger directly forward to fling the card away. It is a hard thing to master. Try to fling your finger without pushing the card up or down but just forward. Good luck.
This is a lot of fun to do. Ask your parents if it would be okay to draw on your hand before playing this game though. If they are okay with it, then clench your hand into a fist. With your knuckles facing up and your thumb covering your other fingers, draw a face on your hand. Draw the mouth on the thumb and pointer finger, as pictured above. Draw the nose and eyes right above the mouth. If you have a piece of cloth, a play wig, a handkerchief or a bandana, a doll hat, or other head piece, drape, it around the hand like it is hair. Now make the person speak by carefully moving the knuckle of your thumb up and down. It is a lot of fun and you can make everyone laugh hysterically if you are a funny kid.
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Below you will find some fun crafts ideas that are all quick and easyfor kids to make with materials that you most likely have just sitting around the house. None of the following crafts will take your children a lot of time to do, and they are all great boredom busters for those rainy days when your youngsters are just stuck inside watching tv. We'll keep them up to date for all of the nearest holidays that are just around the corner.
On New Years day, go back over all of your memories of the year gone by. Ask your parents to help you remember everything that happened this year. Maybe they can help you finding pictures from their Facebook account to help you fill up your scrapbook. This is a great way to remember and document your year. TO MAKE THE WINDOW SHADE SCRAPBOOK (1st Book): Cut three or four pieces of window shade material, (or any thick material such as a Barnes and Nobles Bag)to the pattern shown. Stitch at center with two thicknesses of colored yarn. Tie bows in yarn at each end.
CLOTH COVERED BOOK: Cut two pieces of cardboard to pattern shown. Bend about 1" from edge of cardboards to form a crease. Cut two pieces of burlap or cotton material about 1" larger than cardboards all around. Remove corners.
Glue material securely to cardboard pieces as shown. Punch holes 3" from top and bottom in front and back covers. Lace with heavy string, cord, or shoelace.
Draw a beautiful crayon design on paper. Place paper (design side down) on book cover, and ask an adult to press with a hot iron.
How about making a really cool pocket calendar for the New Year? For distant perspectives, keep clued in with an over-all view of several months at a time. Cut six large sheets of paper, either white or brown. Rule seven spaces across and eight or nine down, leaving an extra bit of paper at the bottom to fold up into a pocket. Cut up a small regular calendar and glue a number into each square, two months per page. Hang the calendar near the phone. There's lots of room in each square to jot down red-letter days.
Well there is still a week left until school starts again. The kids are bored...how about making a play house for the kids to play in. This will keep them busy for a long time. Just a card table! Cut pieces of old sheeting as shown. Paint windows, door, etc. on before sewing pieces together. Make a window opening in one side for ventilation. Paint edge with clear nail polish to pr event material tearing. Tack fabric together, and try over your card table before proceeding. If it fits, seam parts together, leaving the door side open for children to enter.