It's Spring! Create your own garden of Cupcake Liner Flowers and bring a little joy to your day.

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Supplies: 

 Cupcake Liners (3) 

 Construction paper or cardstock (color of your choice) 

 Pipe Cleaners (3) 

 Scissors 

 Elmer’s glue 

 Buttons (for center of flowers) 

 Colored pens, markers, crayons, cotton balls for clouds, and any-thing else you can use to decorate your paper! 

Directions: 

1. Pick out your color of paper for the background 

2. Take the pipe cleaners and bend in half and then cut them in half with the scissors (one half will become the stem of the flowers, the other half will become the leaf) 

3. Put Elmer’s glue directly on the pipe cleaner on the side you want to be glued to the piece of your paper, then place the pipe cleaner firmly glue-side down on the paper 

4. With the other half of the pip cleaner, bend in half, but not fully and twist the bottoms together to make a loop that looks like a leaf (like picture) 

5. Put Elmer’s glue directly on the pipe cleaner on the side you want to be glued down for the leaves and place firmly (you may need some weight to hold them down once all stems and leaves have been placed) 

6. Give the stems and leaves time to dry 

7. Using the glue, make a generous spot to place the cupcake liners down at the tops of each steam—you can decorate the cupcake liners however you may like, I glued buttons in the center of each and used a white pen to make “sew lines” 

Now comes the other fun part! You can decorate the rest of your paper however you may like as well! Use your imagination! 

We’d love to see what you create! 

Wind chimes look and sound beautiful. Be creative and make your own wind chime with what you have around the house!

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Supplies: 

 Branch 

 Twine 

 Scissors 

 Found objects (keys, buttons, beads, nuts and bolts, washers, etc.) 

 Paint or spray paint* (if you’d like to paint the keys) 

*If using spray paint, please use safely in a well-ventilated area and follow the safety instructions* 

Directions: 

1. If you have chosen to paint keys, do that first as they will need time to dry on both sides—you can you acrylic paint (which will take longer to dry) or spray paint (which will dry more quickly, but ask an adult for assistance with spray paint) 

2. Cut a piece of twine a bit longer than that of your branch as you will be winding it and tying it up in double knots so that it can hang 

3. Use the scissors to cut off excess twine 

4. Cut twine to your desired lengths (I did approxi-mately 20inches total) for your found objects and loop around the branch (shown in the far left pic-ture), tie/secure your found objects with a double knot (middle picture) and cut off the excess twine(far right picture) 

5. Continue looping your found objects and tying and securing them and cutting off the excess twine until you have the amount of objects you would like on your wind chime 

6. If you use buttons, you can string the two ends of twine through two of the button holes and tie a knot underneath the button to secure in place and this will be similar for beads, you can even secure above as well if you’d like 

7. For washers, nuts, and bolts, you can tie like shown with the keys 

Please show us what you’ve made! 

If you love rainbows, you will love making this Rainbow Heart Wreath. When you're done, hang it in the window!

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Supplies: 

 Cardstock, construction paper, or any colorful paper 

 Ruler 

 Pencil 

 Scissors 

 Stapler 

 Some type of cord to hang up the wreath (I braided yarn) 

 Tape to hang up 

Directions: 

1. Pick out 6 colors of paper 

2. Use the ruler to measure 12 inches (the length of the ruler) on the colored paper two times and do this on all 6 colors of paper 

3. Use the scissors to cut out the two strips of matching colors on each of your colors of paper ( you will have 12 strips of paper in total at the end) 

4. Next, fold each strip of paper in half 

5. After folding each strip in half, bend the two ends in together to meet to make the shape of a heart and staple the two ends together 

Directions: 

6. Continue making the hearts for all 12 strips of paper 

7. Once all of the hearts are made, arrange them in your rainbow pattern in a circle shape, and attach them together in that circle shape with the stapler by stapling them together 

8. When everything is attached, you can attach your cord, I used yarn that I braided and attached it with the stapler (HINT: Try to make the cord long so that the circle will stay a circle when hung up, as it may tend to make an egg-shape—to avoid this, you can hang it with two hangers one on each side instead of one in the center 

Have fun with music with items found at home. You can make these instruments and perform a concert!

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Supplies for the Kazoo: 

 Toilet paper roll 

 Markers 

 Wax paper or parchment paper 

 Pen 

 Scissors 

 Rubber band 

Supplies for the Tambourine: 

 2 Paper plates 

 Markers 

 Stapler 

 Any item to fill the tambourine to make sound (can be buttons, dried beans, pennies, beads or a combination of any items) 

Directions for the Kazoo: 

1. Color the toilet paper roll with markers however you would like 

2. Let the toilet paper roll dry 

3. Take the wax paper or parchment paper and draw out a circle larger than the end of the toilet paper roll with the pen (leave about an inch and a half out from the end of the roll) 

4. Using the scissors, cut out the circle 

5. Attach the cut out circle to one end of the colored toilet paper roll with the rubber band 

6. Now, sing into the kazoo to make some awesome music! 

Directions for the Tambourine: 

1. Turn the plates over so the bottoms are now on top, and color them with your markers 

2. Let the plates dry a little 

3. Turn one plate over again so it can be the bottom of the tambourine 

4. Place the other plate on top of the bottom plate and start stapling together, but only staple half of it together right away 

5. Now, fill with your sound-making objects 

6. Finish stapling the rest of the way around the plates (this could get tricky depending on the size of the objects you used, so you may need to ask someone for help) 

7. Now, shake that tambourine and sing along as well! You are a one kid band! 

Create a beautiful butterfly like this one with a toilet paper roll and a few other items.

With a few items you may have around the house, you can create a beautiful butterfly. Be colorful and creative! And have fun.

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Supplies:

- Toilet Paper Roll
- Paint or markers
- Colored paper or card stock
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Glue or clear tape
- Found objects to decorate wings (such as buttons, sequins, beads, se glass, flowers, etc.)
- Pipe cleaner or 2 Q-tips
- Sharpie or like pen (for eyes and mouth, if you have google eyes - you can use them!)

Directions:

1. Paint or color the toilet paper roll

2. Let the toilet paper roll dry

3. Fold the colored paper orchard stock in half to make wings (the standard height of a toilet paper roll is 4.5 inches)

4. Using a pencil, draw a large left “B” to that height (4.5 inches — ask an adult if you need help)

5. Using the scissors, cut out your letter “B” to make the kings.

6. Glue the center of the “B” to your toilet paper roll and let the glue dry.

7. Use your found objects to decorate your wings with glue and let the glue dry.

8 Bend your pipe cleaner in half and tape to the back, middle of your butterfly to make antennae or tape your 2 Q-tips to the back, middle of your butterfly to create the same effect (you can even decorate the Q-tips)

9. Use a Sharpie or like pen to draw on eyes and mouth (or use google eyes if you have them)

10. Ta-dah! You have just made a beautiful butterfly!

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 12th Grade.

Kiwanis Award 
Paige Chouinard 
Winter Feeding 
Tutored 
Instructor: Suzy Decker

Michigan Education Association Award
Paige Chouinard
Winter Feeding 
Tutored
Instructor: Suzy Decker

Verso Award 
Paige Chouinard 
Winter Feeding 
Tutored 
Instructor: Suzy Decker

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Tiana Colegrove
Rocks and a Bird
Manistique Area Schools
Instructor: Casey Hinkson

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Brittany  DeHaan
Full Bloom
Rapid River High School
Instructor: Julie Pilon

Michigan Education Association Award 
Brittany DeHaan
Full Bloom
Rapid River High School 
Instructor: Julie Pilon

GFWC Woman's Club Award
Morgan Stenberg
Goodbye Butterfly
Bark River-Harris Schools 
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Michigan Education Association Award
Group Project
Fish in a Cup
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Verso Award 
Group Project 
Fish in a Cup 
Bark River-Harris Schools 
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 11th Grade.

Kiwanis Award 
Kathy Hickman
End of an Era 
Rapid River High School
Instructor: Julie Pilon

GFWC Woman's Club Award
Ali Mosse 
Crush 
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Michigan Education Association Award
Ali Mosse 
Crush 
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Molly Reynolds
Patricia the Peacock 
Bark River-Harris Schools
Terra Stenberg

Verso Award 
Molly Reynolds
Patricia the Peacock 
Bark River-Harris Schools 
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Allison Richer 
11,627 
Bark River-Harris Schools 
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 10th Grade.

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Saja Abuhuzeimah
Darkness
Manistique Area Schools
Instructor: Casey Hinkson

GFWC Woman's Club Award
Addie Christoff 
Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Rapid River High School
Instructor: Julie Pilon

Verso Award 
Venessa LaPalm
Don't Fence Me In
Tutored
Instructor: Suzy Decker

Bonifas Arts Center Award  
Abigail Van Enkewort
Too Much Work For This Assignment
Bark River-Harris Schools
Terra Stenberg

Kiwanis Award 
Abigail VanEnkevort 
Too Much Work For This Assignment
Bark River-Harris Schools 
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Michigan Education Association Award 
Abigail VanEnkevort 
Too Much Work For This Assignment
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 9th Grade.

GFWC Woman's Club Award  
Aliyah Bowden 
Sunflower 
Escanaba High School
Cathy Uhazie

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Hazel Conklin 
Its Finally Done 
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Hope Hutchinson
Labryinth's Eye
Manistique Area Schools
Instructor: Casey Hinkson

Kiwanis Award 
Zoey Lanaville
Western Desire
Bark River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Terra Stenberg

Michigan Education Association Award 
Zoey Lanaville
Western Desire
Bark River-Harris Schools
Terra Stenberg

Verso Award
Maddy Maline
Don't Even Know
Manistique High School
Casey Hinkson

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 8th Grade.

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Savannah Harvey
Maple Leaf 
Manistique Area Schools
Instructor: Casey Hinkson

GFWC Woman's Club Award
Austin Hinkson
Cool Whip 
Manistique Area Schools 
Insructor: Casey Hinkson

Kiwanis Award 
Jane Reed 
Wilber
Rapid River Schools
Julie Pilon

Michigan Education Association Award 
Abbigail  Skjolaas
Turtles 
Rapid River-Harris Schools
Instructor: Julie Pilon

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Leondra Vietzke
Chris 
Rapid River Schools 
Instructor: Julie Pilon

Verso Award 
Leondra Vietzke
Chris 
Rapid River Schools 
Instructor: Julie Pilon

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 7th Grade.

Verso Award 
Justine Gurney
Aspen 
Nah Tah Wahsh 
Carrie Carlson

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Parker Hampton
Beach Glass Mobile
Manistique Area Schools 
Casey Hinkson

Kiwanis Award 
Group Project 
Barn Hanging 
Escanaba Junior High School
Cathy Uhazie

GFWC Woman's Club Award 
Colton Sierpien
Portrait 
Escanaba Junior High School
Cathy Uhazie

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Colton Sierpien
Portrait
Escanaba Jr. High
Cathy Uhazie

Michigan Education Association Award 
Colton Sierpien
Portrait
Escanaba Jr. High
Instructor: Cathy Uhazie

Awards were presented at the Youth in Art exhibit for students in the 6th Grade. 

Kiwanis Award 
Harlee Coolman
Portrait About Me 
Escanaba Area Public Schools
Instructor: Scott Dykema

Bonifas Arts Center Award
Harlee Coolman
Portrait About Me
Escanaba Upper Elementary
Instructor: Scott Dykema

Michigan Education Association Award 
Harlee Coolman 
Portrait About Me
Escanaba Upper Elementary
Instructor: Scott Dykema

GFWC Woman's Club Award  
Ashton Dery 
Self Portrait 
Escanaba Area Public Schools
Instructor: Scott Dykema

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award
Quinn Pascoe
Pipes in Perspective 
Escanaba Upper Elementary
Instructor: Scott Dykema

Verso Award 
Isabel Seymour 
Tree Scape 
Escanaba Upper Elementary
Instructor: Scott Dykema

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