Not Just for Kids
Vol. 9, No. 12
March 22-28, 2001
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  • Piece of wood (12" by 6")
  • Pencil
  • Small nails (about 20 per letter)
  • Hammer
  • Yarn or thread in your favorite colors


Step 1: With a pencil, draw your name in block letters on the piece of wood

Step 2: With a pencil, mark the spots along the edge of each letter where you want a nail.

The more nails you use, the more detailed your string art will be!

Step 3: With the help of an adult, hammer in all of your nails, leaving about 1/2" - 3/4" of the nail exposed.

Step 4: Pick whichever color of yarn or thread you want to use first and tie the end of it to one of the nails. Then start criss-crossing it to the other nails on that letter (be sure to wrap the yarn or thread around the top of each of the nails as you go.)

To switch colors, just tie the end of your yarn to any nail and start again! Or make each letter a different color.

You're done!

You've created your own name plaque... now all you need is one more nail to hang it on your door!

Kids' Calendar

And the Cow Says Oink
Fri. March 23(10am)-Some strange things are happening down on the farm. Listen to the barnyard tale The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most and make your own barnyard scene. Preschoolers. Barnes and Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.

Helping Wild Babies
Sat. March 24(3-4pm)-A baby robin fell from its nest, a young fawn all alone without its mom. What do you do? Find out when to help and when you don’t. All ages. $. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. 410/535-5327.

Create a Kite Contest
Sat. March 24 (10am)-Spring is here, so it’s kite flying time once again. Get your creative juices flowing and make your very own kite. Judges are looking for original design, color and style. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Good luck. Ages 6-8. $. Southern Community Center, Lusby. rsvp: 410/586-1101.

Marsh Clean up Fun
Sat. March 24(10am-3pm)Come for a day of fun in the marsh. Get muddy and help clean up Jug Bay. Come with boots, a lunch and wear stuff you can get muddy in. Don’t forget a change of clothes just in case. Free admission for all who help. All ages. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian: 410/947-9330.

Wanted: Homes for Bluebirds
Sat. March 31(10am)-Local
Bluebirds are looking for new homes to raise their families. You and your family can help them out. Make a real bluebird house at a family birdhouse building workshop. All materials are provided just bring a cordless drill with a 1&Mac218;8" bit and a Phillips screwdriver and you’ll be on your way. $12 per family. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. 410/222-6115.

Teen of the Year

The Calvert County Kiwanis Club is looking for an outstanding teenager to be chosen “Teenager of the Year” for the Capital District Area with the possibility of winning a $1,000 award. Do you have these special qualities?

  • Excellent citizenship
  • Excellent peer leadership
  • Outstanding charitable service initiative.
  • Outstanding academic performance.

If you or someone you know would like to apply, call Jenny Plummer-Welker at 410/535-2348.

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