Valentine’s Day Card Box
Hearts all around for this fun and practical craft project.
- 1 PEBBLES™ Cereal box
- Construction or wrapping paper in Valentine’s day colors: pink, red, white, purple— and black for eyes.
- Clear tape
- Glitter, stickers, pom poms and anything else you think will make your box more fun.
- Tape the top of the empty box shut.
- Wrap the box, like a present, with one or two colors of paper.
- Cut a slot in the top of the box that’s long enough for cards.
- For the face, cut one large red heart and one smaller red heart (for the nose). For the eyes, cut two white circles, two smaller black circles, and small purple strips for eyelashes.
- Cut out a red mouth.
- Glue your facial features into place.
- Cut out four more hearts and glue them in each corner.
- Cut out 2 strips of paper for arms. Fold them accordion style and add purple hearts for hands. Glue one strip to each side of the box.
- Wrap your box in one or two colors of paper and cut a slot in the top. Then use your imagination to create your personalized Valentine’s card box. The options are endless!
Cereal Box Airplane
Make a crazy cool airplane out of a Pebbles Cereal box.
- 1 Cereal Box
- Download and print the Airplane Template here: DOWNLOAD
- Cut out the airplane parts from the template (ask an adult to help).
- Break down the cereal box until it is flat.
- Trace the airplane parts onto the inside of the flattened cereal box with a pencil.
- Cut out the airplane parts from the lines you just traced (ask an adult to help).
- Assemble the airplane as follows:
- The wing goes in the front slot in the carrier
- The tail goes in the back slot in the carrier
Enjoy endless amounts of fun flying your Pebbles™ airplane
Playing in the snow is so much fun that you can forget the glare from all that white stuff can damage your eyes. To protect them, make these super fun duct tape snow shades.
- Duct tape
- A ruler or tape measure
- Yarn or string
Here’s what to do:
- Cut four pieces of duct tape to the length between your child’s two temples—approximately 7”. Place them on a table, sticky sides up.
- Place the first strip of duct tape, sticky side up, on top of the second, lengthwise. You should have a 1⁄4-inch overlap.
- Make a double-thick rectangle by placing the third strip of duct tape, sticky side down, on top of the first and the fourth one on top of the second.
- Trim the sticky stuff around the edges. Then find the midpoint of the rectangle’s long edge. Use a scissors to cut out a triangle for you child’s nose.
- On either side of the nose, cut thin slits for your child’s eyes. Keep them narrow—that’s what protects the eyes.
- Use a hole punch to make a hole at each end of the goggles, and then loop a piece or yarn or string through both sides. Secure them with a double knot on each side.
- Tie in the back and head outside!
Dinosaur Ice Eggs
Unleash your inner archaeologist with PEBBLES™ Cereal dinosaur eggs! Make ‘em and break ‘em!
- Miniature (2” and smaller) plastic dinosaurs
- Balloons (NOT water balloons)
- Metal or plastic bowl
- Fork or other excavating tool
Here’s what to do:
- Stretch the balloon, especially the neck.
- Wiggle the dinosaur into the balloon, taking care not to puncture the balloon with the dinosaur’s feet.
- Fill the balloon with water and tie.
- Freeze the balloon overnight, either outside or in the freezer. Time will vary according to the size of your “egg.”
- Using the fork or excavating tool (make sure it’s not too sharp for kids), scratch a hole in the balloon and peel it off the ice egg.
- Place egg in a shatterproof bowl and either wait for it to melt or chip away with the fork until you reach your prize.
You don’t have to wait until summer to introduce your kids to stargazing. Not only are winter nights longer (great for little ones with early bedtimes) but they are also clearer. So break out the binoculars and take a peak at these winter sky highlights.
Sirius This is brightest star at this time of year. Look south, and you’ll find it about a third of the way above the horizon.
Orion Named after a hunter in Greek mythology, this is the most vibrant constellation in the winter sky. Looking south, find his belt first: three stars in a row just to the upper right of Sirius. Then, you’ll be able to spot the two shoulder stars and two stars that represent his feet.
Pleiades You’ll need binoculars to see this tiny clump of stars hovering over Taurus’s back. It’s located to the upper right of Orion’s belt. Need help? Check out Google Sky or an app like SkySafari 5.
Need help? Check out Google Sky or an app like SkySafari 5.
PEBBLES™ Snow People
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
- 1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
- 1 pkg. (13 oz.) Fruity Pebbles Cereal (about 8-1/2 cups)
- Decorating icing, any color
- Decorations (see Tip)
- Microwave butter in 4-qt. microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well.
- Shape 1 cup of the cereal mixture into ball, using wet or greased hands. Repeat to make a total of six large balls. Shape remaining cereal mixture into six smaller balls, using about 1/2 cup of the cereal mixture for each ball.
- Place one small ball on top of each large ball to make a “snow person.” Gently press balls together to secure, using decorating icing to help secure if desired. Decorate as desired, using decorating icing to attach desired decorations to snow people. Makes 6 snow people.
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