Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens

Make every day a beach day – and more – this Summer at Callaway Gardens!  Just an hour from Atlanta, the entire family can enjoy swimming at the beach; Aqua Island water playground; laser tag; water sports like skiing, wakeboarding and tubing; circus performances by the Florida State University “Flying High” Circus; and more!  Admission also includes visits to one of North America’s largest butterfly centers, fascinating birds of prey shows, 10 miles of bike trails and many other attractions.  Add a round of golf, tennis, fishing, dining or shopping to create your ideal Summer getaway at Callaway Gardens.  For a true escape from the city, various overnight accommodations are available to meet every budget.  Purchase a Friends & Family Annual Pass to experience the fun of Callaway Gardens 365 days a year – plus, you’ll receive passholder perks and discounts throughout the year! Learn more at www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

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Activity: Butterfly Magnets

The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is a must for a family’s visit to Callaway Gardens. Children love butterflies, so try making these pretty magnets.

Supplies:
Kitchen sponges (1 sponge makes 2 butterflies)
Scissors
Small round magnets
Elastics and pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun
Glitter glue
Bling - i.e. sequins, plastic jewels, glitter etc.

Cut your kitchen sponge in half. Tie them in the centre with an elastic band. Ideally a transparent one or one the same color as the sponge.
Bend a pipe cleaner in half and put a little twist in the bottom just above the fold. Wrap it around the center tie of the sponge; make another twist, then use a pencil to shape the head. Wrap the pipe cleaner around it and make another twist above it. Use the pencil to wind the pipe cleaner around to make curly antennae.
Decorate first with the glitter glue pen. Then use dots of the glitter glue to add sequins and jewels. Use a hot glue gun to stick on the magnets. Make sure you press it together tightly and hold for about 30 secs when gluing it on, this makes it hold better.
Let them dry overnight to set properly.

Source: http://www.thecrafttrain.com/1/post/2013/05/butterfly-sponge-magnets-1-of-redecorating-our-ugly-fridge.html?_szp=485677

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