The "monuments" month came with miniatures for four famous landmarks (the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, aaaaaaand..... The Statue of Liberty, I think) and the "food" month came with this really nice solid wood fishing game. This month was "natural wonders" and it came with a big chunk of pyrite (Fool's Gold) which the kids are now obsessed with.
|These aren't the worms. These are sticky strings of saliva they use to catch food. But how beautiful are they?|
Glass jar with a lid
Yarn or string
Glow-in-the-dark paint (in a squeeze bottle works best)
Glue or tape
1. Cut the yarn into various lengths, dependent on the size of your jar.
2. Paint the pieces of yarn with glitter paint, leaving about 1cm unpainted at one end.
3. Once the glitter paint is dry, add dots of glow-in-the-dark paint down the length, leaving about 5mm between dots. Let dry completely.
4. Glue or tape the unpainted ends of the yarn to the inside of the jar lid. I covered the inside of the lid with double-sided tape so the kids could stick their bits of yarn on without getting themselves stuck or making a huge mess.