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.
Making Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkeys
Make a colorful Thanksiving turkey with 2 paper plates and the following template. Open up this Turkey template to get the parts to make it. You can use either paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color the turkey's body (however paint works the best). Meanwhile, trace and cut out the parts of the turkey. You can draw an eye or cut out a paper eye for the turkey. Color in the beak and top of its head. Trace the template feathers and then paste them inside the two plates along with the turkey's head. Paste the two plates together.
How to Make a Paper Native American Indian Headdress (Hat)
How about making your very own native american headdress (the typical indian chief hat that you see in pictures)? You will need a roll of paper to make this one. Measure out the paper to be about 25 cm(9.5") x 70 cm(27.5"). Fold it in two, so that the crease is on the left. Draw the design in illustration a. above, and then cut it out. Cut tiny snips into the feathers. Unfold your paper. In one band cut a slit half-way up, and in the other band a slit half-way down, as in illustratoin c. Link the bands together, as in illustration b. Now put it on—and you are an Indian Chief on Thanksgiving day!
How to Make Paper Plate Pilgrim Boys
Here is the pilgrim boy template. Print it out and cut out. Use a 6 inch paper plate. Cut in 1/2 inches from the outside edge. Then cut around the plate but stop 2 inches from the first slit. The remaining 2 inch tab makes the neck. The head measures 5 inches across after the 1/2 inch strip has been removed.
1. Hat. Pattern is on the fold. Score dotted line and fold up brim. Side tabs go behind the head.
2. Buckle. Cut and paste on.
3. Eye. Cut two and paste on.
4. Nose. Cut and paste on.
5. Mouth. Cut and paste on.
6. Collar. Cut on the fold. Insert neck through center cut. Paste together.
Hair is made of two paper strips 3 inch x 5 inch. Curl each strip under and paste to top of paper plate.
To make this cute paper plate pilgrim girl, use the following template and follow the below directions. Use a 6" paper plate. Cut in 1/2 inch from the outside edge. Then cut around the plate but stop 2 inches from the first slit. The remaining 2 inch tab makes the neck. The head measures 5 inches across after the 1/2 inch strip has been removed.
1. Hat. Pattern is on the fold. Fold down paste tabs as illustrated. Paste to head.
2. Eye. Cut two and paste on.
3. Mouth. Cut and paste on.
4. Nose. Cut and paste on.
5. Collar. Cut on the fold. Insert neck through center cut and paste to collar.
Hair is made by stapling together three 1/2 inch x 12 inch paper strips and braiding together. Secure ends with a pipe cleaner. Attach braid to back of plate.