Altoid Tin Creation Game
- 1 Altoid Tin for each person
- 1 frozen juice lid for each person
- 1 number mold
- Plaster of Paris and water
- Different types of scrapbook paper that will match the days of Creation
- E6000 glue (or any other glue that will glue a magnet to the plaster piece)
- 7 magnets for each person
- Animal, people, and fish (possibly moon and stars as well) stickers for each person
- 7 colors of Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- something to cover the table that can get messy
A few days before class:
- Mix a small amount of the Plaster of Paris according to the directions. Don't mix a huge amount, as it will dry while waiting to be poured into the mold.
- When pouring the Plaster into the mold, I prefer putting the plaster in a ziploc bag and cutting of a small portion of one corner. The plaster can then be poured into the mold easily and more controlled like frosting a cake.
- After the plaster is dry, take the numbers out of the mold and glue a magnet on the back of each number. Stick a set of numbers to one juice lid.
- Cut out circles from scrapbook paper that will fit just inside the juice lid. Make one pattern and you can cut several at a time. You could use a Cricut to cut the circles too. Match the paper with what was created on that day. For example, grass paper for Day 3.
- For the top of the Altoid tin, we cut a notepad page that looked like the earth.
- Place one juice lid with the 7 unpainted numbers, stickers (animal, people, and fish), and 7-8 scrapbook paper circles inside an Altoid tin.
When you get to class:
- When you get to class, cover the table with something to protect it such as a trash bag or paper.
- Let the children paint the numbers with a different color on each number.
- Let them dry.
- Let the children put the stickers on the scrapbook paper they go with.
- Play the game. Have the children put one scrapbook circle on the juice lid. Have them put the number that matches that Day of Creation. Make it a race if you wish.
- Let the children take them home and teach a friend how to play.
For simple, printable instructions, click here.