Columbus Day

Columbus Day Crafts

Each child needs a clean, empty baby food jar (the small size), some blue Play doh, a toothpick, a small triangular shaped piece of paper and one half of a walnut (shell). Have the children squish the play doh inside the lid of the jar (this is the "water"). Press the nut into the play doh (this is the boat). Press a little more play doh into the shell. Stand the toothpick up in the play doh (you may need to break the toothpick to make it shorter). Have each child write his/her name on the paper (the "sail") and glue or Tape it onto the toothpick. Screw on the jar and stand it lid side down - voila! A sailboat!
The children make apple sailboats from an apple slice, a triangular piece of cheese, & a toothpick. Eat for snack.
Sailboat Eggs
Allow 1 egg per sailor
Ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 teaspoon mustard, carrot sticks, chopped pimentos, 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, 1 cup diced green peppers, celery sticks, lettuce leaves,

Utensils: knife and cutting board, bowl, fork, toothpicks for mast, scissors, paper for sails, tape

Process- Peel the hard-boiled eggs. Discard shells or save for another art idea, such as eggshell mosaics. Cut the eggs in half. Remove the yolks and place them in a bowl. Mash the yolks with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon mustard. Mound the mixture back into the egg white sections. Decorate the egg sections with the celery sticks, carrot sticks and chopped pimentos. Cut the paper into sails, attach to the toothpicks with tape and put into eggs. Place the lettuce on a serving plate, then put the eggs on top of the lettuce.
Give each child a walnut shell half, a small piece of playdough, a toothpick and a small square of white paper for a sail. Let the kids decorate their sails with crayons. Help each child punch holes in his or her sail. Show the child how to stick his or her toothpick in one hole and out the other hole.Hve the kids roll the playdough into a ball and place in the bottom ofthe walnut shell.. Then stick the toothpick in the playdough.
18 small marshmallows, 9 maraschino cherries, can of sliced peaches, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch syrup, ice cream scoop, 12 toothpicks, 3 dessert plates, (banana split bowls), spoon, can opener,

On each dessert plate, place 3 scoops of ice cream. Arrange peach slices around the ice cream. Spoon the syrup over the ice cream and peaches. On each of 9 toothpicks, sit one marshmallow, a cherry, and another marshmallow in that order. Stick a toothpick on top of each scoop of ice cream. On the middle marshmallow poke a flag of your own design--the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
1/2 pint milk carton
six black construction paper circles
toilet paper tubes, two 1-in. slits in bottom directly across from one another
cotton balls
red and black tempera paint

What to Do:
1. Have the children paint the sides of the milk carton red and the toilet paper tube black. Add some white glue to the red paint to help it adhere to the milk carton.
2. Before the paint dries, the children can add black circles to the sides of the boat, three to a side. They will stick without gluing when glue is already in paint.
3. Push the tube onto the boat center. Pull and stretch the cotton ball glue to the top of the tube.
After boats dry attach and string and use in water.