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Hammering

 

Safety gear:

Goggles and gloves

Extra large blocks of wood (use soft wood to start)

Hammer

 

--  Demonstrate how to use hammer

--  Allow children to hammer the wood (without nails)

--  They will see their results by the dents in the wood

Hammering with nails

 

Safety gear:

Goggles and gloves

Extra large blocks of wood (use soft wood to start)

Hammer

Large thick nails (8, 16 penny)

Large square piece of cardboard with center hole (use to hold instead of nail)

 

* Optional --

--  Prepare wood with starter holes

--  Talk about safety rules

--  Demonstrate how to use hammer

--  Demonstrate how to hold nail in place (using Cardboard Square)

Allow children to hammer nails wherever they chose

Wheels go round and round

 

Various lids and caps

i.e. Milk jug caps, twist caps, bottle caps

Nails

Hammer

Wood

 

nail lids and caps to wood not hammer all the way down

Caps and lids should be able to turn

Color Transfer

For this you will need leaves, flowers, or a piece of art work done in heavy crayon. The object is to transfer the colors and /or designs to one of the pieces of wood.

 

 

Safety gear-----

 

  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Clamps or duct tape

 

Materials----

 

Hammer

Two blocks of wood same size

Flowers, leaves, crayon art work

Optional: paper

 

Place desired item between blocks of wood

Clamp or tape around all edges

Allow the children to hammer the blocks of wood

When they are finished remove tape or unclamp

If desired allow them to continue if they are not satisfied with the results

Display as artwork

 

If you want to color transfer on paper

Place paper between blocks of wood

Proceed as above.

 

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