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Home Craft

Category: Household Arts

Year Introduced:

Item Number: YOU4760

Originating Institution: General Conference

Requirements

 

1.      Use any available materials from around your home to do one of the following:

a.       Design and build a sculpture.

b.      Make a picture from household items or foods.

2.      Do or make three of the following:

a.       A knitted piece

b.      A crocheted piece (dishcloth, mat, etc.)

c.       A net piece (string bag, ball bag, etc.)

d.      A piece in raffia or straw or plastic (coaster, napkin ring, etc.)

e.       A piece of sewing (doll clothes, apron, etc.)

f.       Thread a needle and sew on buttons.

3.      Cover a bottle to be used as a vase, OR design and make a "refrigerator" magnet.

4.      Make two items from things that are usually thrown away.

5.      Start a collection of "throw-away" home items that may be used for craft projects.

Answers

 

1.      Do the following:

a.       Using cardboard as a base, take glue and toothpicks and build a tower, animal, or other design of the Adventurer's choice. Size will depend on the child's patience.

b.      Be creative. Use seeds, buttons, etc., to make a picture.

2.      This is a great opportunity for the family or club to work together on a project of their choice.

3.      Cut small pieces of construction paper or pictures from a magazine. Cover bottle or jar with glue and place paper or pictures on it, pressing smooth. Cover lightly with glue and let dry before using. Makes an attractive gift for Mother's Day or add flowers and give to a shut-in. OR Let the children design and make with felts or other scrap material, buttons, etc., a magnet for the refrigerator, stove, or other surface to which a magnet will adhere.

4.      Be creative. Encourage the Adventurers to make something unusual from items such as egg cartons, shoe boxes, cereal cartons, scrap paper or cloth, bottle can, etc.

5.      Collect bottle caps, milk or egg cartons, popsicle sticks, cardboard, nut shells, lint, bottles, cans, material scraps, etc. (Vacation Bible School teachers' guides contain good craft ideas.) Teach the children to save and store items they could use again for inexpensive craft projects. Be prepared to give examples of types of items to save. Encourage use of these items so they will not be thrown away. Be creative!

Materials

 

1.      Use any available materials from around your home to do one of the following:

a.       Design and build a sculpture.

b.      Make a picture from household items or foods.

2.      Do or make three of the following:

a.       A knitted piece

b.      A crocheted piece (dishcloth, mat, etc.)

c.       A net piece (string bag, ball bag, etc.)

d.      A piece in raffia or straw or plastic (coaster, napkin ring, etc.)

e.       A piece of sewing (doll clothes, apron, etc.)

f.       Thread a needle and sew on buttons.

3.      Cover a bottle to be used as a vase, OR design and make a "refrigerator" magnet.

4.      Make two items from things that are usually thrown away.

5.      Start a collection of "throw-away" home items that may be used for craft projects.

References