Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Snow Measuring Stick
I originally saw this in a party supply catalog. They were offering a kit to makes these, but the cost was too high to purchase 18 of them. So I broke it down, and started looking around for supplies in my own craft bins.
The main part of this is a paint stir stick. I have an in with the store manager of Lowe's here in Oneonta ;) So I asked for a donation of paint sticks, and I opted for the larger sticks used for the 5 gallon cans of paint. Then I painted it white, added a pipe cleaner for the arms, and a fun foam hat. The scarf is scrap fleece I had, and the rest is done with markers. I marked inch increments.
Now when it actually snows here in Oneonta, the kids can measure how much we have. It's great to help teach Math and using a ruler....but it's really cute too!
Linking to these parties.