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Start a new tradition that children in Switzerland really enjoy. Roll a Golden Birthday Ball and share good wishes with the birthday child!
Here’s a Swiss way to say "Happy Birthday!" Children lay decorated fabric on the floor and sit around it. The birthday child rolls a Golden Ball to one person at a time. Each friend rolls the ball back to the birthday child while extending a greeting. After all wishes are given, the birthday cloth is put on the back of the birthday child’s chair. Students can make a fabric and ball to use in the classroom.
Decorate the fabric. On paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils and your imagination to sketch ideas to decorate the birthday fabric.
On cotton or 50/50 cotton/polyester fabric, students use Crayola Fabric Markers to design the birthday greetings. If the fabric is likely to be laundered, ask an adult to heat-set the colors by putting it in a dryer for 30 minutes on the hottest setting.
Make the Golden Ball. Students roll Crayola Model Magic into a ball. Air-dry it 24 hours.
Cover the art area with recycled newspaper. Using gold Crayola Premier Tempera and a paintbrush, paint the ball. Air-dry it. Enjoy celebrating the birthday tradition often!
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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