TODAY | June 19, 2013
>>> martha is here with four great helpers. martha , good morning. nice to see you.
>> how are you.
>> i'm good. this is perfect for a rainy day or any day during the summer.
>> kids get so upset if they don't have something to do and this book is full of 175 projects for kids.
>> do you have to be --
>> any age.
>> related to a martha stewart . do you have to have that crafty dna.
>> this book is also for the parents. step by step instructions and they're charming projects.
>> this is dominic .
>> these are little balloon animals .
>> dominic is a really great crafter. this child here. what are you going to put on your balloon here. you take tissue paper or velham. it's a good material because it doesn't flip flop . you put this on helium balloons or blow up a balloon and make these little faces. that's a cute one. do you like that one or that one better.
>> this one.
>> that's yours then.
>> dominic can add these other things.
>> this is a quick one too. this can happen in a half hour.
>> this is a good project for birthday parties . you have the balloons already. why not embellish them.
>> this is brandon.
>> kids love bubbles. i have two grand children in the bathtub all the time with bubbles. they're getting this one because you want to demonstrate? this is a mixture of water, dish soap and corn syrup and it makes giant bubbles.
>> so then you take straws.
>> blow it that way.
>> give it your best shot.
>> look at the giant bubble.
>> try it again.
>> so just straws and string.
>> yeah, just take a straw, make it any length you want and draw a string through it and make a square.
>> all right but we get the idea.
>> it was working beautifully a few minutes ago.
>> this is a good one we're going to do a few minutes ago. piggy banks .
>> take one of these bottles, take a belly band around, double stick tape, you the parent cuts the slit for the coin. make it large enough for a quarter. don't make it too slow because kids like to collect quarters as well as pennies.
>> they don't mind folded up dollar bills in there either.
>> that would fit too.
>> add ears and little dots of black. a little nose, so this is a true piggy bank .
>> use regular glue or hot glue gun .
>> just use a regular glue. tacky glue. it's just cute and don't forget a little tail on the back with the tacky glue right here. it will be very cute.
>> and this should take, an hour and a half or something like that?
>> at the most.
>> okay perfect.
>> now everybody loves to --
>> this is maddie by the way.
>> what's better than a potato, right maddie. cut the potato and make sure it's a clean even cut. so you can snap on this even t-shirt and do that beautiful blue color.
>> why a potato? can you use sponges and things like that.
>> you can use the sponge. they're harder to get in the shape of a cookie cutter and this teaches them about the idea of stamping and potatoes are versatile and everyone has a potato.
>> this is hannah.
>> oh, that turned out very well. i'm cruising a super glue , inexpensive flip flops for every kid at the birthday party and all creatures. these are just 5 of 6 of 175, science experiments you can make sugar crystals and so fix it with the glue and keep a big bulldog frog there.
>> very cute idea.
>> wear those for a pedicure.
>> i think they're the cutest.
>> martha very much.