The theme for this week’s Unplugged Project was “The Letter B.” We made treasure jars. What is the relationship between treasure jars and “B”? The children decorated their jars with dried beans and barley (and some of our colored rice, not “B,” but pretty!). The Unplugged Project is as flexible as you need it to be.
I just gave the kids some white glue and the beans, barley and rice. Then they chose jars from my packrat collection of “Useful Looking Jars” and went happily to work on their own while I made dinner.
By the way, this is a good toddler project too (great for exercising fine motor skills), as long as you don’t mind mess. I recommend using a vinyl craft tablecloth and having a wet washcloth and a vacuum cleaner nearby.
Here are the results. My 3 year-old made the jar on the left, and my 9 year-old made the one on the right. My 7 year-old son just made a big mess mixing things together, but he enjoyed himself.
I finished by spraying them with an acrylic coating to help keep things in place.
Remember, projects don’t have to be fancy or complicated to be fun!
If you did a “Letter B” Unplugged Project with us this week, then please link to your project post in the Linky below. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment with a description of what you did. If you didn’t do a “Letter B” project, then please read about how to join in here, we’d love to have you!
The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:
See you then!