Funstuf

By Ida M. Pardue


A Saving Face

You will need: two paper cups, scissors, tape, crayons or colored markers.

Carefully cut notch about 1 1/4″ (3.2 cm.) long from rim of each cup. Fit cups together, top to top, so that notches form narrow slit. The tape cups together all the way around except for slit, which is monster’s mouth. Draw monster’s face.

Keep it well fed with your pennies.

Smart Art

How smart are you about art? Can you tell when a picture is valuable? Look at the picture. If each triangle has the value of 2, each circle the value of 3, and each rectangle the value of 4, how much is this picture worth?

Smart art

Answer:

69

Biblical People and Things

Which character(s) do you associate with the following items?

1. Ark

a. Wise Men

2. Whale

b. Adam and Eve

3. Bulrushes

c. Joseph

4. Star of Bethlehem

d. Judas

5. Lions

e. Jonah

6. Coat of many colors

f. David

7. Thirty pieces of silver

g. Noah

8. Cock that crowed three times

h. Daniel

9. Forbidden fruit

i. Peter

10. Sling

j. Moses

Answers:

(1) g, (2) e, (3) j, (4) a, (5) h, (6) c, (7) d, (8) i, (9) b, (10) f.

Crossword Magic!

“Presto chango!” With these words Marvel the Magician made all his animals disappear. To find them, fill in the puzzle according to the definitions.

Crossword puzzle

Across

  1. 3.

    Bird

  2. 7.

    Lawn weed

  3. 9.

    Feline pet

  4. 10.

    Wand

  5. 11.

    To sound a horn

  6. 13.

    Rodent

  7. 14.

    Crazy

Down

  1. 1.

    Tiny, tart fruit

  2. 2.

    Canine pet

  3. 4.

    Shellfish with large claws

  4. 5.

    Weed having yellow flower

  5. 6.

    Portable lamp

  6. 7.

    Cattle herder

  7. 8.

    Tiny fly

  8. 12.

    Female chicken

Answers:

Across—(3) fowl, (7) crabgrass, (9) cat, (10) baton, (11) beep, (13) rat, (14) loony. Down—(1) gooseberry, (2) dog, (4) lobster, (5) dandelion, (6) lantern, (7) cowboy, (8) gnat, (12) hen.

Walnut Wind Chimes

You will need: 36 walnuts, table knife, two sturdy sticks 12″ (30 cm.) long, scissors, ruler, rug yarn, flue, rubber bands.

  1. 1.

    Pry open walnut shells carefully with table knife. Remove nut and save for baking. Keep shell halves together so each pair will match when glued.

  2. 2.

    Form an X with sticks and wrap and tie in middle with yarn.

  3. 3.

    Cut twelve 16″ (40 cm.) lengths of yarn.

  4. 4.

    Tie three knots on each yarn piece (see illustration). Remember to leave space at top of string for tying to sticks. Place walnut halves over each knot, and glue together. Secure each shell with rubber band. When glue dries, remove rubber bands.

  5. 5.

    Tie three lengths of yarn to each wooden spoke.

  6. 6.

    Hang wind chime where breeze will set shells in motion.

Transportation

Your feet can get you across the street. Can you find at least thirty-four other ways to travel from one place to another? The words read forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.

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ambulance

caravan

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auto

cart

sleigh

bicycle

helicopter

snowshoe

bike

jet

submarine

boat

limousine

taxi

buggy

parachute

tractor

bus

plane

trailer

caboose

rocket

train

camper

scooter

trolley

canoe

ship

truck

car

skate

wagon

 

skis