Theme Crafts/02-07


Materials Needed:
A clay flowerpot + a ruler + a black marker
Modeling clay + stick twice as the height of the flowerpot

1. Turn the flowerpot upside down. Push the stick through the
hole in the pot and into the ground.
2. Wedge a piece of modeling clay around the stick, as shown,
to hold it upright and keep it in place.
3. Mark where the shadow is by drawing a line on the pot.
Write the time next to the line.
4. Do the same every hour. Now you will know what time it is
on a sunny day. You have to keep this type of sundial where
ever you make it. You may want your den to take it home,
and put the times on it wherever they put it.


ROCKET RACER  posterboard diagram

Materials Needed:
A cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels
A 41/4-inch square of lightweight cardboard or posterboard
Paints and paint brushes
A rubber band
All purpose glue
A stick about 20 inches long

• Make 4: 2-7/8 inch long lengthwise cuts in one end of the
cardboard tube. Space the cuts equally around the tube. The
triangles will be glued in place in these slits.
• Cut out the 41/4-inch square of thin cardboard. Then cut it
along the dotted lines as shown in the diagram so that you end
up with 4 triangles. 3. Cut a strip of cardboard a little longer
then the tube and about 11/4 inches wide. Punch holes on one
• Push the strip of cardboard up through tube. Glue in place, but off to one side.
• Glue triangle (fins) into slits in the roll. Paint your rocket.
• Cut the rubber band, put two ends through the two holes in the cardboard strip, and tie knots
to keep them in place. Put the stick inside the roll. Stretch the rubber band up over notched
end of the stick, pull the end of the strip towards you, and release.

cardboard rocket

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council

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