Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bottle Cap Locket

This is a cute craft that I am sure most of your girls will love to make and wear.
Here are the materials you will need:

  • 2 (two) metal bottle caps per child (the kind that come on a glass beverage bottle)
  • 1 (one) 6 to 8 inch piece of 1/2 inch wide ribbon (I like chiffon or something like that) per child
  • 1 (one) tiny paper circle (to fit inside 1 cap) per child
  • red stamp pad
  • white flat spray paint
  • clear spray paint
  • tiny photo of child
  • thin ribbon (pink or red) about 1/16 inch wide --about a yard for each child
  • beads with large holes (I like the sparkly faceted kind in clear, pink, red, purple--it's also pretty to mix in different style beads of the same colors)

Books related to our project:
"The Magic Locket is about a little girl who could never do anything right. She tried so hard for things to go the right way, but it seemed that everything she did went wrong. Until one day when her Aunt Emma gave her a golden shiny locket and had told the little girl that it was magical! So every since the little girl wore the locket things went right! That's because she believed in herself when she was wearing the locket. This story is one of my favorite children's book just because it reminds me of me because whenever I try and do something it turns out to be wrong. I think this book would be good for children ages 4 and up because it teaches a lesson that everyone should live by. It teaches you that if you want some things you have to believe in yourself first before you do anything. "

"A Little Princess, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett was an inspiring story teaching a valuable lesson. Sara Crewe had everything she ever wanted when she went off to boarding school in London. Her fashionable dresses, high quality jewelery, and numerous accessories made her one of the elite. Sara's life was almost perfect, until her eleventh birthday, when a devastating tragedy occurred changing her life forever. Sara received news very abruptly that her father had died, leaving her "penniless". Sara's teacher, Ms. Minchin despised her because she had become poor, and treated her cruelly. Now Sara must face her troubles and prove to everyone that she can be strong and persevere through her difficult times. This book's moral states that everyone can be a princess when they put their minds to it. Being a princess is not about the fame and fortune, but about how you act in the situation into which you have been placed. You can be kind, or you can be mean; you can be content, or you can be greedy; you can be upset, or you can be optimistic. The book really relates to people who are going through tough times in their lives and need reassurance and confidence." Reviewed by G.Truxton FOR MORE INFORMATION

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