Plan An Indoor Picnic

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Room with lots of floor space. Living room or family room might work best.
  • Large sheets of yellow, white and black construction paper (If you use 8-1/2-inches x 11-inches size, you will have to tape or glue them together)
  • Large blanket or table cloth
  • CD or tape of Summer music and player
  • Shorts, sunglasses and sandals
  • Picnic meal in basket
  • Paper plates and napkins for everyone
  • Cellophane tape or string
  • Plastic trash bag

HOW TO DO IT

  • Cut a big, funny sun out of yellow construction paper and hang it from the ceiling or on the wall. Cut a few white, puffy paper clouds and hang them from the ceiling, too. Use tape or string to attach.
  • Spread a large blanket on the floor.
  • Using the shape of the number “8”, cut some ants out of black construction paper and scatter them around the edges of the blanket.
  • Play beach music. Have everyone change into shorts and sandals. Of course, they’ll need sunglasses.
  • Make sandwiches and snacks, Juicy Juice and cookies. Neatly pack in picnic basket.
  • Arrange paper plates and napkins on the blanket and serve lunch.
  • Remind your picnic guests not to litter. Pass around a plastic bag for trash.
  • Lie on the blanket on your backs, counting clouds and brushing away the ants.

“Day To Remember” Father’s Day Frames

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Unfinished 5 inch by 5 inch wooden box frame (available at craft stores)
  • Unfinished 1 1/2 inch wooden letters “D-A-D”(available at craft stores)
  • Acrylic paint, choose a variety of colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft glue
  • Special picture of Dad
  • Candy

HOW TO DO IT

  • Paint the frame with bright acrylic paints, alternating colors on each side of the frame. Allow to dry.
  • Paint the wooden letters. Allow to dry.
  • Glue the letters and candy to the front of the frame. Allow to dry.
  • Insert a picture of Dad. Tape it to the inside of the frame.
  • Fill the box frame with a variety of candy as a special treat for Dad.

TIPS

  • If you are using craft glue to adhere the candy and letters to the frame, it may take at least 1 hour for drying time. This may be a good time for lunch or a snack.
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