By Nancy Cavanaugh
What you need:
Styrofoam, cut into 8.5" x 11" rectangles
Black and white tempera paint
3 plastic cups for mixing paints
2 small sponges
Thick black permanent marker
How to make it:
1) Round off the top of
the styrofoam with a dinner knife. You can break bits off the
top to make it look more aged.
2) Mix paints to create
light, medium and dark grey.
3) Paint all of the styrofoam
with two or three coats of the medium grey. Let dry. (Parents/teachers
may want to do this part ahead of time to make the project
go a bit faster.)
4) Use the sponge to dab
on the light and dark paints to give a mottled look. Let dry.
5) Write dates and names
or funny sayings on the gravestones with the marker.
Nancy Cavanaugh, is a stay-at-home
mom and avid crafter. You can find lots more fun crafts for
kids, ages three to seven, at her site: Kids Holiday Crafts www.kidsholidaycrafts.com