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Tie-Dye Suncatcher – Free Activity Guide

Sunny summer days call for new works of art! Here’s a guide to create a cool and simple tie dye suncatcher out of glue and food coloring.

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Our newsletter for June 8, 2020 included three free activities, a Home Scavenger Hunt, the Tie-Dye Suncatcher (below), and the Textured Rainbow Painting (click here).

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Home Scavenger Hunt (printable)

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Tie-Dye Suncatcher

Sunny summer days call for new works of art!

Materials:

  • 1 plastic plate (disposable if possible)
  • Elmer’s white glue
  • Food coloring (4 colors)
  • 1 toothpick
  • Holepuncher
  • String or ribbon

1.) Pour wet glue onto the plate. Spread it out to make the shape you want your suncatcher to be.

2.) Put 3 drops of each color of food coloring into the glue.

3.) Use the toothpick to swirl the colors together until you have your perfect tie-dye. 

4.) Wait for the glue to completely dry (this could take a day or two). We suggest leaving it near a window-the sun will help it dry faster.

5.) Carefully peel the suncatcher off the plastic plate. 

6.) Using a holepunch, punch a hole near the edge of the suncatcher. 

7.) Thread the string/ribbon through the hole and tie a knot.

8.) Hang your work of art near a window so it can catch some sun!


Book of the Week

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

This beautiful story of a father-daughter relationship highlights the importance of loving the body, skin, and hair that you are born with. It is a wonderful resource when discussing why people look different from one another. 

Thank you for making our first month of business so incredible. We cannot wait for you to see what we have created for our future boxes! Be sure to follow along on our journey on Facebook (EngageBox), Instagram (@EngageBoxKids), Twitter (@EngageBoxKids), and our website (engageboxkids.com).

For the love of fun, 

Jess & Mal 

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Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hi, I’m Jess! I am a first grade teacher in Sunrise, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2018 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. I have been working with energetic six- and seven-year olds in the most engaging ways possible. I love working with kiddos and hope to encourage every child I meet to become a life-long learner!

Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hey there, I’m Mallory! I am a first grade teacher in Orlando, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. In my teaching career, I have worked with students with all kinds of abilities and needs. One thing that remains constant among all students is the need for an engaging curriculum. It is my hope as an educator to show my students that learning not only can be fun, but is supposed to be fun! I am excited to reach more students through EngageBox!

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