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For Winter Fun one of our crafts was bottle cap necklaces. These
are easy and fun to do. The supplies are a little tricky to find if
you don’t know where to locate them.
Here’s what you need:
Here’s a close up of the washers and magnets.
- Bottle Caps (you can get plain ones cheap on eBay) or recycle your own.
- Small magnets about 1/4 of the size of a dime. You need one for each necklace ( I bought these on eBay too)
- Cord. You can use anything.. but I found these faux suede adjustable necklace cord on.. where else? eBay.
- Buttons or charms
- Permanent marker
- paper (for the circles)
- clear “mod podge” type glue.
- small Stiff paint brushes
- toothpicks (sometimes help to place rhinestones or stickers)
- Stickers that will fit inside the bottle cap. (We bought ours at Hobby Lobby)
- Washers.. You will need as many of these as you are have cord for.
Cut out a paper circle and glue it to the bottle cap. You can see
that my circle is NOT perfect. If you have one of those Cricut things
you could use that to cut out more perfect circles.
Swipe a thin coat of glue over the paper.
Add some glitter.
Add a button.. and the thick modge podge type glue on top.. let it dry.
Add the magnet to the back of the bottle cap, and then attach it
to the washer on the necklace.. and you are done!
When I say someone stole my MoJo.. I don’t mean beer.. I don’t even drink the stuff (beer or mojo beer). I am exhausted.. you know the kind of exhausted like you’ve spent 48 hours with children that never sleep? Oh wait.. maybe that’s what happened to my MoJo..
They look sweet and innocent eating pizza don’t they?
Maybe that’s it. Back in July when I volunteered to “help” with the Confirmation Class. I thought it would be a good way to spend my Sunday mornings. I had no idea I would grow to love each one of these kids for all of their special-ness. (is that a word? Don’t tell me I don’t want to know.)
Here’s the man and child #2 setting up the projector at the OU Lodge.
Friday evening I set off with 11 of my closest 7th and 8th graders to the Ottawa University Lodge at Pomona Lake. The OU lodge is an interesting place. It reminds me of the Brady Bunch house (far out man).
We had a schedule:
Kids Setting Up their stuff.
Buzzard’s Pizza.. yum..
We were sitting around Friday night watching “Austin Powers”. When we heard a strange sound…
This doesn’t look like much.. but it was an ARMY Helicopter.
We had a Army helicopter land about 200 feet from our lodge. It was pretty cool, and freaked us out at first. It stayed there for about 30 minutes, then flew off.
Without this guy.. this retreat would not have happened… He’s awesome
There’s a lot of purple going on here. (girls are pink boys are blue.. mix them together they make purple)
One thing about boys.. they love fire (see the lighter in his hand?) I had to hide that like 10 times.
I think they are looking at a wasp
Who knew you could play Twister alone?
The Session (our church’s governing body) ate lunch with us.
We spent September through May learning more about our faith, and about each other. These kids have taught me a lot about myself, and my own belief system. I am a little really sad the class is over. I love each one of them, and will miss spending Sunday Mornings with them.