Hi, I'm Marilyn from 4 You With Love and I'd like to thank Amy for giving me the opportunity to be a part of her summer series! I know that Amy has a young son and so I'd thought I'd share something that I know my daughter enjoyed making at Girl Scout Day Camp. She got a lot of enjoyment from my reaction when she told me what she had made... a website! What? Did my ears deceive me? A website at camp? It's a play on words. A place for spiders to build webs. Get it? A web site? Take a look!
It's a very easy project that you can do with any age of kids. There are very few items needed and it's pretty quick.
First, gather 5 paint stir sticks per website.
Lay 4 so that they make a square and the 5th one will be what will stick into the ground. Glue them in place. I used a glue gun but you could also use elmer's glue all.
Once your sticks are glued into place (and dried if using elmer's glue) take some hemp and "lash" the sticks together.
Now it's time to personalize. Have the kids come up with a great website address. It could be something like: www.gocharlette.com, www.catchflies.com, www.yummo.com, or whatever the kids choose. You can use either a paint pen or sharpie marker to write your URL.
Now kids can decorate their website however they choose. This was with sharpie markers. They could also use paint and fingerprint butterflies. Let them go crazy.
Now, set your website out in your garden. I wonder how long it will take a spider to spin his web?
If you like this project, you might like my family's table manners game, my new woman cave, or making some thin mint hummus.
Amy, thanks again for letting me come visit. It's been a blast!