Just For Kids!
A sled kite made from
a black plastic trash bag resembles a bat when it is flying. The third
grade students at Lincoln School made a sled kite and it flew almost out
of sight. It is very inexpensive to make.
|What you need for each kite:
1- black lightweight plastic trash bag
(a clear plastic bag that can be painted with a
permanent magic marker)
2- drinking straws
Flying Squirrel Airplane
|What you need for each squirrel:
1- 8 1/2 x11 sheet of paper
1 - picture of a squirrel that
will fit on the paper
AirplaneWorkman Publishing Co.
Step-by-step instructions for making paper airplanes
can be found at:
Blue Print Pictures
|What you need to make a picture:
1- sheet of blueprint paper
1- flat pan (for ammonia )
1- desk lamp
silhouette paper cut-out of animal
leaves of plants such as ferns, etc.
(Students: Ask your parents to
help you with this activity.)
A beautiful silhouette picture can be made using blue print paper, cut outs of animals, and some plant leaves. Arrange the animal silhouette and plants on the blue print paper. Hold the paper under the lamp to expose it to the light for about 20 seconds. The area covered by the silhouette and plants will remain blue while the remaining area that is exposed to the light will turn a lighter shade of blue or turn white. Special effects can be created by only exposing the center of the paper to the light. Then, remove the plants and hold the blue print paper, exposed side down, over the ammonia to develop it.