Every summer, Youth Services launches a new scavenger hunt.
One with fun cartoon characters hidden throughout the 2nd floor.
And a totally awesome PRIZE!
Oh, the good old days.
While we can't do one in-person this year, we do have a craft that makes up for it.
The plus side is that this "scavenger hunt" will last FOREVER!
You can do it over and over again until you get sick of it or you lose it, whichever comes first.
Today, we're going to make your very own FIND-IT bottle.
So seek out the following materials: one PLASTIC bottle (big or small), a scooper (or a big spoon), a funnel and some glue.
Then, get some rice! Lots of it.
There should be enough to fill your bottle.
All set? Let's get started.
Just kidding. More like 20.
Find 20 tiny items to add to your jar.
They can be anything from buttons and marbles to pictures and pendants.
Take a picture as a cheat sheet for tinier tots.
Pour Rice Into Jar.
Set your funnel inside the neck of the bottle.
Add a couple scoops of rice.
Add chosen pieces.
Throw in 2-3 tiny items.
Any order will do.
Alternate steps 2 and 3 until jar is full.
Leave enough space at the top though for the rice to move around freely.
Gently shake every few turns to mix up items.
Glue Down The Top.
Put glue or if possible, hot glue on the inside of the lid.
Be careful not to get any in the bottle itself.
Screw on lid and let it dry thoroughly.
I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE...
...an orange starfish!
Turn it into an even bigger game.
How fast can you find all the hidden pieces?
FIND-IT bottles can keep you busy for hours.
And for the parents out there, keep the kiddos planted in one spot too.
Our version has rice, but you can use anything small and grainy.
Try some Skittles or colorful beads instead.
Scavenger hunts in general are a great tool to explore our world.
You can even do location-based ones.
All you do is pick a place like say the park or the zoo and make a list of all the things you think you'd see there.
Once you go, keep crossing things off your list until you find them all.
Below are a few places to get you going.
Whatever the case, we'd love to see what you've made!
Snap a couple of photos, tag them #DPCrafternoons and share with us on Facebook and Instagram.
Check back in next week for more awesomeness.