Soak beans of various colors in water overnight. In the morning, they will be soft enough to be pierced through with a needle and string to make necklaces and bracelets.
To make this project, first you will need to make some paper ropes. Here’s how:
1. Lay a full size sheet of newspaper flat and drizzle with thick flour and water paste or glue. Use a scrap of cardboard to spread the paste over the entire sheet.
2. Lay another full size sheet of newspaper on top of the paste, 1 inch lower than the sheet below it.
3. Starting from the bottom, roll the 2 sheets together into a tube.
4. Twist the paper tube into a rope.
Now, to make the cornucopia, place a small bowl upside down on your work surface. Wrap one of your paper ropes around the bowl rim with the bowl upside down on the work surface. Cut off any excess length and paste ends together. Let dry. (You may need to tape it in place until it dries.)
Next paste one end of another paper rope to ring around bowl, leaving other end free. Attach 7 more ropes around ring in the same way, spacing them evenly.
Bring free ends together over bowl. Pull then off center to form a curved horn shape and paste in place. It will look a little bit like a tomato cage in structure. Let dry, then remove bowl.
Make more paper ropes to weave into the cornucopia.
Paste end of a new rope to one of the cross ribs near top of basket. Weave other end of this new rope in and out of ribs, repeating with new lengths of rope until all spaces are filled in, using paste or glue where needed.
Let dry, then paint/decorate how you wish. Fill cornucopia with real or papier-mâché fruits and vegetables.
marker point samplers
This is a simple and fun art project I found in Family Fun Magazine last year. All you need are markers in various colors, a pencil, and graph paper. First, use a pencil to lightly mark out letters and designs on the grid paper. This example says “give thanks” but if you want to be more elaborate you can spell out “happy harvest” or anything you like. When you are happy with your design, use markers to X in your design then go back and erase pencil marks.