Secret message cards: fun idea for Valentine's cards, or for an art party, or for a secret agent party invite. Write message with white crayon or clear wax (candle), then deliver with a watercolor set. Stock up on cheapie watercolor sets when school supplies are on sale during the summer or from the $1 store.
Write secret messages for your kids in a white crayon, they can reveal it with watercolor paint.
Making a catapult – looking at elasticity Elasticity is the ability of a solid to return to its original shape after being subjected to strain. Most solid materials demonstrate elasticity, up to a point called the elastic limit. When the load is higher than the elastic limit damage to the material occurs. To demonstrate elasticity we made a catapult.
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PROJECT! Give each student a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in tolerance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together!
Nice collaborative color wheel project. Students can work on this when they finish a project before other classmates.
blue painter's tape roads
Make a town out of masking tape and construction paper pieces