For a couple of hours one afternoon, the kids would get special snacks and get to make several holiday crafts and ornaments.
I have to admit that it was quite a pain on the parents' part because we had to send in specific-sized cans and a white or clear gallon jug. Well, the cans were those big 32-ounce ones that we don't ever buy. I don't use a lot of cans, anyway, and even when I do,to they're usually 14 ounces at the most. We also don't use gallon jugs of anything. Biscuit drinks apple juice, but Jeff and I don't, so I buy it in small jugs. And half-gallon containers of milk are perfect for us.
Finally, the night before the deadline to have the cans and jugs in to school, I sent Jeff to the grocery store.
"Buy some cans in this size," I said, handing him a list. "I don't care what's in the cans. I just want to get this over with."
So Jeff brought back tomato sauce. Fine by me!
A friend at work brought in some gallon jugs, and we were done!
The ornaments the kids made were really cute, and I guess it was worth the trouble!
Here are pictures of Biscuit's creations:
|This one is a gingerbread man upside down.|
|This one is a paint stir stick.|
|This one was hard to take a picture of because everything |
reflects in it. It's a plastic silver ball with snow painted all
over the bottom and snowmen painted around the sides.
|The teacher and some parent volunteers painted the cans then glued them |
together. The scarf around his neck is wired ribbon, so it will hold its shape. His
hat is a kids'-size sock with a red pom-pom on the end. The face is painted on.
|They painted the cans then glued them together. Then they |
glued a star on top and added pom-poms for ornaments.