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 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.
How to Make Crepe Paper Witches
Use a piece of black crepe paper 18" x 24". On one long side measure in 4" and down 7". Cut down on 7" lines. Twist the 4" x 7" pieces to form arms. Gather paper through the middle the long way and tie with string. This becomes the waist. The remaining paper above and between the arms is folded and stapled flat at the top to make the head. Cut face, hands and shoes from construction paper. Color and attach at proper places. Make witch's pointed hat. Glue unkempt yarn hair under hat. Spread and pull out skirt to make it full. Give the witch a paper pumpkin, cat or broomstick to ride. Paste on wall or window for Halloween decoration.
Making Unique Halloween Lantern Decorations
Cut off three sides of cereal box, 6 inches from the bottom. Cut the fourth side high enough to make the lid. Cover box with black construction paper and then draw Halloween design on sides of box with white chalk. Cut out the design with a scissor or ask an adult to help you do this. Paste orange crepe paper on inside of box to cover the cut out areas. Paste black features on design if desired. Fold fourth side down to make the lid. For a handle, draw cord across the bottom of the box, punch holes and draw the cord through the bottom corners; draw the cord up the sides, through the top corners and tie up at the top, allowing enough cord for a handle. Place a flashlight inside to light it up the design at night.
How to Make Flashlight Faces
Obtain an unused brown paper lunch bag (a used paper bag is likely to be wrinkled and therefore difficult to use). Bulb end of flashlight is inserted two inches in open end of bag. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string. Bag may be decorated by using tempera paints and/or construction paper. If tempera paints are used the design is drawn and painted directly on at least one of the faces of the bag (if desired, designs can be placed on all four sides of the paper bag). If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of this paper and pasted to one or more faces of the bag. While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lighted in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect. Combinations of two or more faces can be used for dramatic skits. These are perfect for Halloween, you can make the flashlight a character that is a smaller version of you.
How to Make Halloween Paste Paintings
By mixing flour and water into a paste and adding some tempera paint or food coloring, an interesting new medium is made. Use the fingers to lay this "paint" on any bright or deep-colored construction paper. For fine lines, use a stick,cardboard strip, or drinking straw. Experiment with combining paste and other powdered materials to get novel textured effects. This technique is perfect for Halloween pictures as you can use a black backgroun for the dark, spooky night. The white shows up perfect on the black background. Try it out and have a spooky time.