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Knight Costumes w/Pool Noodle Stick Horse & Jousting Stick!

This summer, we are doing an "Around the World" series and learning about different countries from home. We have our printable passports with passport stamps and visited England this week! You can find the free passports and lesson plans by clicking the link. For our activities, we needed some knight costumes, horses and lances. I saved a lot of money by making our own DIY knight costumes!

Watch the Video Tutorial @newswithnaylors
Quick Links:
Felt Pieces (jousting horse and cross on knight costume) - they sell single sheets at Walmart for 23 cents. Pool Noodle (horses and jousting sticks from the Dollar Store) Net (jousting target, I cut out the netting from the Dollar Store) Hot Glue Gun (horse and knight costumes) Gray Felt Fabric (knight costumes)

Ocean Foil Painting

We love foil painting. Last year, my three used monster trucks to paint on foil and this year, my three and 21 month old used q-tips to paint an ocean scene. They both really enjoyed painting and using ocean stickers to complete their ocean. You can view our other Letter O Activities by clicking the link. Here's what you need:
  • Cardboard Poster Board (I bought mine from The Dollar Tree and cut it into fourths)
  • Tinfoil
  • Tape (I used packing tape, but I'm sure any kind would work)
  • Paint (we used dark blue, light blue and white tempera paint)
  • Q-tips
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Ocean Stickers (or print ocean clipart to glue on)

1) Wrap a piece of tinfoil around your piece of cardboard. Tape the tinfoil (on the back side of the cardboard) into place.

2) Squeeze paint onto the foil and have your child(ren) swirl the paint around with a q-tip. My 21-month old decided to use his hands to paint (top left), which made the paint lift and chip off a bit when the paint dried. I'm guessing the oils from his hands had something to do with that. Once finished painting, shake glitter onto the paint at this point. 

3) Once the paint is dried (we left ours out overnight), place ocean stickers onto your ocean scene.

4) Admire the finished projects! We taped ours onto a window, so we could enjoy them the entire week. I love this picture of my three admiring his ocean scene. 

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