Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's a game, it's a craft ~ Apple Bean Bags

Good Day, Friends!

Last week I told you that I would show you how to make the Apple bean bag game so here you go. This would be great for kids learning times tables, or Bible verses, ABC's, or numbers, for these we are going to use them for numbers but I think I wll put on the back of our apples, some ABC's too. I made 10 of these bean bags for this project.

For this project you will need:
A black marker
Red Felt, Green Felt and Brown Felt
Hot Glue Gun (you can also use yarn and thread, fabric glue or double sided sticky tape)
Dried Beans
A hubby that can use scissors (hehe)

Unless you are good at free hand, you will need to find an apple picture to use as a stencil to trace.
Trace and cut the apple on the red felt, you will trace 2 apples (I was able to get 2 on one peice of red), cut out a leaf from the green and a stem from the brown.

Take one apple you will use for the bottom and place your stem and leaf at the top then glue each down, the stem to the apple, the leaf to the stem.

You do not have to wait till the glue dries, it's really really quick! Then carefully glue around the edges of the apple but DO NOT glue the top of the apple yet, you will need to leave some open space to pour the beans in. When you've glued the edges place the 2nd apple on top, making sure the edges line up (this doesn't have to be perfect, it will still stick)
Remeber, leave some open space at the top for the beans..

Once you've done the glueing, pour in the beans about half way full or your preference, then glue the top of the apple completley shut. Use your black marker to place the number (or whatever you're going to use this game for) on the apple, and tada! You have an apple bean bag!
 You can see on the red one, I had some issues with the glue, like I said these don't have to be perfect. For my kids this is going to be used as number recognition and hand eye coordination. The plan is to have them be able to throw these in the little basket I have as well as count, my daughter is already doing really good at the counting part, now this will get her comfortable with what the numbers look like. I think this would be a good memory game too.

Here is our finished classroom. My parents gave us the carpet and we put a sheet up separating the basement part from our nice classroom part hehe. This is half of our basement, cement walls, cement floor and cobwebs, water heater, washer and dryer and lots of collected junk, the usual basement stuff. You can't even tell can you? God is good!!!


Lisa said...

The room looks so good! You can't tell that it's "just a basement", whatever that means. lol The rug looks nice and cozy too. Way to go!

Kelli said...

Thanks for sharing that!! I love your little school room cute and inviting! Thats what we to want to come to learn stuff:))

Jedidja said...

Great! And what a nice room.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

The room looks wonderful Mandy, and what a cute craft!

Thank you for sharing it!

Have a Blessed Day!