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Our latest arts & crafts activity is a very simple toy that children all over the world have known and have loved for ages. It’s know by many different names, but the fun is always the same…we call it the Super Catcher!
- 1 plastic water bottle
- a few pages from a newspaper or magazine
- decorative tape and stickers
- electrical tape
- 2 or 3 different colors of string about 50 cm long
Step 1: Cut the bottle in half and keep the part with the opening (this should be done by an adult).
Step 2: Cover the edge with the decorative tape (so that it won’t cut you) and decorate the bottle with more tape and stickers.
Step 3: Crumple up the newspaper or magazine pages into a small ball. Make sure you squish it tightly and then cover the ball with the electrical tape (it’s pretty elastic and will help maintain the ball shape).
Step 4: Take the string and tie it around the ball. Use some more electrical tape to fix it to the ball. Tie a double knot around the neck of the bottle to attach it.