Today Jennifer Gallacher shows us how to take care of that dreaded phrase "Mooom, I'm booored!" with this fun (and tasty!) "Boredum Buster Jar." Check it out:
Supplies: San Juan Paper (35439) – Margarita, Calypso Paper (35433) – Margarita, Refreshing (42199) – Remarks, Pina Colada (72013) – Delights, Apricot (58573) - Ribbon; Other: Jar, mini candy bars
Jennifer explains, "I 'borrowed' this idea from my aunt who was telling me about a 'boredom jar' she created for kids one summer. Inside the jar she placed slips of paper with activities they could do to help break through the boredom. Some of them are fun activities and some of them are chores. To sweeten the deal a little bit, I’ve taped the slips of paper to the bottom of mini candy bars. They can pick one boredom buster a day. I think this will help to keep the 'I’m bored' comments at bay this summer! I’m so excited to see how it works out!"
Step 1: Cut the patterned paper into 1 ¼” strips.
Step 2: Attach one end of the strip to the bottom of the mini candy bar with a glue dot. Step 3: Continue wrapping the paper strip around the candy bar and attach the other end with an additional glue dot.
Step 4: Print several activities on to white printer paper and cut them out.
Step 5: Tape paper strips to the bottom of each candy bar.
Step 6: Fill the jar with the candy bars.
Step 7: Decorate the jar with a sticker on the top.
Step 8: Wrap a strip of 3” wide patterned paper around the jar and attach with glue dots.
Step 9: Wrap orange ribbon around the jar and tie into a bow.
Step 10: Place a sticker on the jar.
This activity is sure to be a hit this summer! Sit down with your kiddos and let them brainstorm a few activities they'd like to try out and even let them wrap the candies and type the "to-do's". Have a great summer filled with fun!
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