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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Solar Eclipse Crafts and Snacks - Crafty Weekends Link Party


Are you ready for the solar eclipse tomorrow? We are getting ready for it. Steve showed us how to set up his telescope to see the eclipse indirectly so we do not need the glasses (which he does not trust). Then we did a few crafts and made a few snacks. The idea for our craft came from NASA Eclipse Activity Guide. (This guide has many activities including information about the eclipse and lessons on it.) The craft is very easy. You need dark paper, chalk and a roll of masking tape or some other circle template. 


To make the basic one we held the roll of masking tape down and traced it with white chalk. We made the line thick by using the side and coloring around it a bit. Messier is better for this art. In the next one we glued a black circle on top o of the white circle. We also folded the paper in half to make a card.

Just to see how it would come out I tried using a white chalk marker. I think the regular chalk is better though.

Hazel and I are working on another craft idea. Hopefully we will work out the details tomorrow morning and try it.

We also made Sun Cookies from DIY Sun Science. I love how they teach about the sun from the solar granules (the red and yellow sprinkles) to the solar prominences (represented with the Twizzlers). The M&M's are the pairs of sunspots. We were going to use slice and bake cookies but did not like our options at the store so we bought a package from the bakery there.

We also had the idea of using vanilla frosting and black decorative frosting to make eclipse cookies. Hazel and I each made a full eclipse one and I made a partial one since New England is suppose to see about a 65% eclipse. 

We literally frosted the cookies with white frosting and then used the black tube to make a circle on it or the partial circle for the partial eclipse. Aren't these the perfect snack for tomorrow?




Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was full of amazing crafts! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have one group of features. 


Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Features


1) From Simply {Darr}ling: How to Easily Remove Price Stickers

2) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Easy DIY Lemonade Stand

3) From Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Birthday Hat


4) From Busy Being Jennifer: Fancy Quilting and a Finished Vintage Sheet Quilt

5) From Living La Vida Holoka: DIY Water Bead Air Freshener

6) From Refresh Living: DIY Book Ledges - Easy and Inexpensive Organization

7) From Flamingo Toes: Vintage Floral Mod Podge Ladder Shelving

8) From The Scrap Shoppe: Must Have General Craft Supplies

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!


Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!