Week 3

Art Projects

Spinning top craft

Courtesy of buggyandbuddy


  • CDs

  • Marble

  • Small plastic cap from water bottle

  • Hot glue gun, or strong glue

  • Chalk Markers


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. Decorate your CD with the chalk markers. Get as creative as you like!

  2. Turn the CD over and use the hot glue gun to glue the marble into the center hole of the CD. You can place the CD on a lid or bowl to hold it in place. (This step will need help by an adult).

  3. Let Dry!

  4. Once it's done drying turn your CD right side up and glue the plastic cap to the center of the top of the CD. (This step will need help by an adult).

  5. Let Dry!

  6. Once dry use the plastic cap to spin the CD! Have fun exploring Physics!

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Straw Airplane

Courtesy of Krokotak

To make your own Straw Airplane you will need:

  • 4 straws (bendy straws)

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Construction paper


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. First cut two strips the length of the construction paper.

  2. Then cut one of those strips in half (tip: fold the full strip in half then cut on the crease)

  3. Use tape and tape the ends of the strip together, which in return should create a circle. Repeat this activity for both strips.

      • *Set the construction strip circles to the side and begin the next step*

  4. Now grab the four bendy straws and cut off the top of the straw where it bends.

  5. Grab one construction circle, tape one of the straws onto the circle, and then tape the other end of the straw onto the other circle.

  6. Repeat this step to where it is evenly across from the previous straw.

  7. Repeat the 5th and 6th step once again.

  8. Now practice throwing your airplane. Have Fun!!

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Reading Challenge

Read a book about a scientist and/or a new discovery.

Steam Project

Floating Dry Eraser Marker Science Experiment

Courtesy of beyond the playroom


  • Glass Plate

  • New/darker dry eraser marker

  • Room temperature water


  1. Write/ draw and image onto the glass plate.

  2. Pour out of the corner and steadily room temperature water onto the plate.

  3. Wait! The words/ image that was drawn will begin to float!


S’mores in a bag

Courtesy of Carole Jones my kitchen escapades


  • Chocolate bars

  • Marshmallows

  • Teddy Grahams.


  1. Cut the bag of Teddy Grahams down the side of the bag. This provides a wider opening for preparing and eating the dessert. Add the chocolate pieces.

  2. Toast your marshmallow, then immediately add it to the bag so it will be hot and melt the chocolate. Use a fork to mix it together and eat!

This allows a cleaner but fun approach to making the most loved camping snack!