Funstuf

By Patricia L. Dombrink


It’s in the Bag

You will need 1/4 cup liquid laundry starch, 3 tablespoons powdered tempera paint, large plastic bag that can be tightly sealed, and masking tape.

  1. 1.

    Put starch and tempera paint into bag and carefully push out air before closing and sealing. Tape top shut as extra precaution to prevent leaks. Squeeze bag gently with fingers to mix.

  2. 2.

    Place bag on table. Use fingers and hand to create picture. To make different picture, simply smooth out what you’ve done and “draw” again.

Vegetable Secrets

Using the number of blanks as a guide, arrange letters in each vegetable name to get the word defined in the clue. Example: Find a fishing basket in CELERY. Answer: creel.

  1. 1.

    Find something sharp in TURNIP. __ __ __

  2. 2.

    Find a facial feature in ZUCCHINI. __ __ __ __

  3. 3.

    Find the sound of a horn in POTATO. __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    Find a hint in LETTUCE. __ __ __ __

  5. 5.

    Find a certain time of day in ONION. __ __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Find a grocery-store vehicle in CARROT. __ __ __ __

  7. 7.

    Find an enclosure for a canary in CABBAGE. __ __ __ __

  8. 8.

    Find a throwing weapon in PARSLEY. __ __ __ __ __

  9. 9.

    Find a planet in ARTICHOKE. __ __ __ __ __

  10. 10.

    Find something sweet in ASPARAGUS. __ __ __ __ __

  11. 11.

    Find a neighbor of Portugal in SPINACH. __ __ __ __ __

  12. 12.

    Find a boy’s name in CUCUMBER. __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) pin, (2) chin, (3) toot, (4) clue, (5) noon, (6) cart, (7)cage, (8) spear, (9) earth, (10) sugar, (11) Spain, (12) Bruce.

Biblical Mothers

Work this crossword puzzle by putting in the name of the mother of the person(s) given.

Across

  1. 1.

    Dinah (Gen. 46:15)

  2. 6.

    Obed (Ruth 4:13, 17)

  3. 7.

    Timothy (2 Tim. 1:2, 5)

  4. 8.

    Isaac (Gen. 21:2–3)

  5. 10.

    Timothy’s mother or father (2 Tim. 1:2, 5)

  6. 11.

    Jesus (Luke 1:30–31)

  7. 13.

    Esau and Jacob (Gen. 25:21–26)

  8. 14.

    Gershom (Ex. 2:31–22)

Down

  1. 2.

    Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:1–2)

  2. 3.

    Ishmael (Gen. 16:15)

  3. 4.

    Samuel (1 Sam. 1:20)

  4. 5.

    Absalom and Tamar (2 Sam. 3:3; 2 Sam. 13:1)

  5. 6.

    Joseph and Benjamin (Gen. 35:24)

  6. 7.

    John (the Baptist) (Luke 1:13)

  7. 9.

    Onam (1 Chr. 2:26)

  8. 12.

    Mahlon and Chilion (Ruth 1:2)

Answers:

Across—(1) Leah, (6) Ruth, (7) Eunice, (8) Sarah, (10) Lois, (11) Mary, (13) Rebekah, (14) Zipporah. Down—(2) Eve, (3) Hagar, (4) Hannah, (5) Maachah, (6) Rachel, (7) Elisabeth, (9) Atarah, (12) Naomi.

A Hidden Animal

Look carefully! Can you find the eighth animal?

G O R I L L A C A M E L R A C C O O N E L E P H A N T G I R A F F E W A L R U S T O A D

Answer:

leopard (Read down from the first l in gorilla).