“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ~ Kahlil Gibran
Hiya Creative Monkeys,
Thanks for your recent participationwith our rice and thought experiment. We have completed the project and our video and currently we are finetuning and editing the “BIG REVEAL” video and hope to send it out to you verrrrrry soon.
In the meantime, we wanted to share our latest Monkey Chi Monkey Do togetherness project: an upcycled Tin Can Wind Kite! Weeeee!!!!
♥ a large can with both top and bottom removed (large tomato cans work well)
♥ decorative paper
♥ assorted ribbons
♥ craft glue
♥ rubber-bands & scissors
♥ fishing line or string
♥ drill or hammer and nail to make holes
♥ optional Outdoor Modpodge (helpful to promote outdoor longevity)
Select and cut your ribbons and attach loosely to the bottom of can with an elastic-band.
Once all your ribbons are in place, carefully lift the top of each ribbon and apply glue to the can and ribbon and secure the elastic-band on top of ribbon to hold it in place. Move to next ribbon after holding for a few seconds being careful they don’t slip. (This bit can be tricky and sticky, so for younger monkeys you may want to help.)
When the ribbons are glued down, select your decorative paper and cut to fit. (You may need to cut another piece to cover the entire can.)
Sparkle and I chose to leave our paper plain; Twinkle decorated hers with stickers.
We left the elastic bands underneath the paper to hold the ribbons in place. Once the paper is glued on and decorated, you may want to completely coat the paper with Outdoor ModPodge or another decoupage medium. This is not necessary, but it may help retard color fading of the paper.
We made a few of these for our garden but these also make excellent gifts! We are enjoying watching them blow in our warm Carolina Spring breezes.
Are you going to make one? Let us know … we’d love to hear from you.
Wishing you creativity and total presence with someone you love,
♥♥♥Becky, Twinkle & Sparkle♥♥♥
P.S. Please join us on Facebook and share your ideas and post pictures of your creations!