Squirrel’s Attic DIY: Watercolor Notebooks

The Squirrel’s Attic is happy to present the first in a series of DIY craft ideas for this year’s Fall Fair.  This week’s featured craft: Watercolor Notebooks.

Materials Needed: “extra” watercolor artwork your children have lovingly created, glue, sheets of lightweight paper. Optional: staples or embroidery floss.
If you have “extra” works of art in your home, this is a great way to use them up. If not, get out your paints and have fun! Once dry, simply cut to about 5 x 7″ and glue or staple in pages. Twenty pages total is about right. If you have pencils, please wrap with embroidery floss and attach pencils as shown in the photo. If not, drop the finished notebooks in one of the donation baskets.
Optional methods: 1. glue watercolor paper over an existing notebook.
2. with embroidery floss and needle, sew inside pages to the cover.
Please leave finished crafts and any additional supply donations in the Squirrel’s Attic basket in the grade school office or in EC office.

And all are encouraged to join us tomorrow morning, October 5 in the farmhouse for crafting. We will be there from 8:45-10:00 am. Gather, learn a new craft or bring your own craft and connect.
Not feeling crafty? That’s ok! There are two additional ways to help the Squirrel’s Attic be successful for our little ones and for our school.

Please consider:
1.      VOLUNTEER for a shift during the fair. This is an easy and enjoyable hour of your time. Keep an eye on the Tuesday News for the sign up link.
2.      DONATE craft supplies to keep our crafters productive. Here is a
partial list of goods needed. See tabs below for specific and urgent
•       Wool roving (any color, though earth tones and rainbow in particular)
•       Cloth ribbon
•       Silk scraps
•       Acorn caps (clean and dry)
•       Fabric scraps (at least 3 x 3”)
•       Clean tree branches or wooden dowels (at least 2’)
•       Wooden peg forms
•       Headbands
•       Pin backs
•       Barrettes
•       Small felted items
•       Beeswax for modeling
•       Cotton wicks
•       Clean river stones
•       Mason jars (4 oz. and wide-mouth pint jars)
•       Small bells
•       Embroidery floss
•       Beeswax sheets and candle wicks
•       Watercolored paper (whole or scraps; this is a great way to re-use “extra” pieces of your child’s artwork)
•       Magnets (small)
•       New or gently used colored and graphite pencils
•       Seaglass
•       Wool yarn
•       Colorful paper (for folding; not construction paper, please)
•       Tea lights or Votives
•       Seed beads and slightly larger (all colors)
•       Craft paint
•       Mini pencils (think bowling alley or mini-golf)

There will be a basket in the EC building for donations.  We hope to see you for some crafting,
Many thanks,
Emily Kurucz and Jennifer Pickrell