Activity:

Ice Skates

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What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Foam
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon (8" for each skate)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue stick

What You Do:

  1. Stack two sheets of construction paper and place them horizontally on a flat surface.
  2. Help your child draw the shape of a skate on the top sheet of paper using a pencil.
  3. Ask her to cut out the shape of the skate, cutting through both sheets of paper at the same time. She'll have two identical skates, but if she flips one over so it's facing the opposite direction it'll look like there's both a left and a right skate.
  4. Stack two pieces of foam to create the details for the skates. Help your kid draw the front and back of the skate. Cut them out and have her glue them in place.
  5. Cut out two identical shapes for the laces. Glue them in place.
  6. Help her draw a long blade for the bottom of the ice skates. Cut out two of them and have her assist you in wrapping them with aluminum foil so they look like steel. Glue the foil in place, and glue the blades to the bottom of the skates.
  7. Have her punch out four holes that are evenly spaced apart. These will be the lace holes. Repeat for both ice skates.
  8. Help her thread a ribbon through the bottom hole of one of the skates and encourage her to lace the ice skate to the top. Repeat for the other shoe too! Tie a bow at the top with the remaining ribbon and glue the bow in place to complete the pair of ice skates.

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