With the craft fair coming up at work, I am working on making coffee cup sleeves as one of the items for my booth/table. Here’s the work in progress.
I had trouble coming up with the pattern and design. Here are two of the examples, I landed going with design 2 (the one with the grey background). For the back I have been using a complementary corduroy.
This is how they look on a cup.
So far I have created several top designs, these are shown below.
Christmas themed cup sleeves
Coffee themed cup sleeves and coaster
Top: Dark purple as the main color and the yellow and green used for contrast Detailed patchwork cup sleeves
Bottom: Orange red as the main color with pink and teal for contrast
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Sean was so happy with making the
giraffe as our first track out project, that we repeated the activity with S for Snake as the subject.
Materials we used:
Foam board – red for the tongue
Champagne Cork for the head
White paper for the teeth
Wood stick (picked up from Lowes, then cut at various sizes)
Bottle caps (6)
Two eyes (picked up from AC Moore or any craft store)
Super Glue or Wood Glue (for the teeth and eyes)
Drill a hole in approx. center of the Champagne Cork, wood and Bottle tops.
Tie a knot at the end of the string (big enough to make sure the string does not slip through). You may need to melt the end depending on what type of string you use.
Wrap the other end of the string with a small piece of duck tape – try to get a slightly narrow end at the tip – it makes it easier to thread through.
Sean was able to thread the string through the pieces easily enough (with assistance). Start with the bottle caps for the tail (it rattles 🙂 ), then the wood pieces and finish with the champagne cork.
Tie another knot on the string, but you will want to bend the snake to make sure you tie it loose enough. If needed melt the end of the string on this end as well.
Cut a strip of the red foam and double it up to cut the tongue shape. Take of the backing and press the tongue pieces together with the string in the middle (like a sandwich).
Glue on the eyes and teeth.
Use paint, crayons, markers or paper to decorate the pieces of wood.
Here was his journal entry, his picture, the word snake he sounded out and wrote and his story.
“Snakes curl around whatever it finds and squeezes it. The snake opens its mouth and swallows whatever it finds. His body is then very big.”
Now to come up with the next one….I think we will do “Caves” or “B for Bats” based on our trip to the blue mountains.
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Uncategorized and tagged art project, arts, bottle tops, children, corks, crafts, drawings, foam, journal, kids, kids craft activities, Letter S, paper crafts, recycling, reptiles, S for Snake, snake, track out, wood craft on . October 18, 2012