I am loving this little summer thing I've got going on with a couple of girlfriends. We've created a sort of "Craft Camp" that takes place for two hours each week to help keep our kids from getting bored during these summer months. We're rotating weeks, so each mom takes a monthly turn hosting, helping the kids through 2-3 themed activities or crafts. Last Tuesday was my turn. The theme was "Magic". It was so fun! (A little exhausting, but fun!)
We started out by painting our magic wands (the cardboard tubes that come on the bottom of dry cleaning hangers). While they dried, I amazed my 3-6 year old audience with a flashy magic trick using baking soda and vinegar.
Then we read a fun book about a magician and his rabbit who become separated and eventually find their way back to one another. Tying the book into our next activity, we then "looked for a magician's rabbit", letting each kid hide a little stuffed bunny in my family room (a version of "Hot/Cold"). While they did that, I pulled each child aside, teaching them a simple magic trick which they then performed later for the group using their magic wand and wearing a glittery magic cape.
We made construction bunnies that popped out of construction top hats and then the kids did their grand finale trick: turning a white carnation into the color of their choice. Of course, that trick took a few days to complete!
I want to thank my mommy-friends for doing this with me. I had a blast hosting and can't wait to do it again. My kids are already looking forward to Tuesday because they know they'll be doing crafts and activities about "Turtles"! See our pictures (and magic tricks) below!
Ladies & Gentlemen, presenting the newest, coolest,
most spectacular magicians to hit the Abracadabra-Circuit!
Turn off my music player & enjoy these two
videos of their sleight of hand!