My Many Colored Days

by Gretchen Williams on February 24, 2012

Did you know that My Many Colored Days is one of four Dr. Seuss books published after his death? The others are Daisy-Head Mayzie, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, and Gerald McBoing-Boing. There are so many fun crafts you can do to explore the colors and emotions in My Many Colored Days. We chose to make a colorful Jacob’s Ladder. This is a very fun and easy craft to assemble that will provide lots of entertainment.

Supplies:
Four wood blocks 2 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch
Craft paint
Sponge paint brush
3/8 inch ribbon cut into three 14 inch pieces
12 flat thumbtacks
Sandpaper
Scissors
Ruler

First, sand down rough edges on the wood blocks.

Next, paint one side and edges on the wood block. Let dry and paint the other side.

Now it is time to assemble! Place two of the ribbons to the end of a wood block about one fourth of the way in from each side. Gently hammer a tack into each piece. Lay the ribbons across the block.

On the opposite end of the wood block tack the third ribbon in place and lay that ribbon across the block in the other direction.

Place another wood block on top with all three ribbons in the middle with their tails hanging out. Tack the center ribbon.

Now pull up the other two ribbons and tack them to their ends. You will repeat this process with all four wood blocks.

When the ribbons on the last wood block have been tacked down trim off the excess ribbon.

There you have it! Enjoy exploring different paint colors by mixing or embellish by adding glitter! To play, pick up the top block by the edges and tilt forward. It will look like the blocks are tumbling down!

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