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How Kids Can Help
“Hi, it’s Hannah.
Ok, this part is not only for kids, but I wanted to get your attention. I see everyday kids like me doing things and making big change for our hungry and homeless.”
How I Make a Ladybug Jar
“It’s fun and pretty easy but you should have help from an adult with spray painting and you might go dotty doing the dots like my Mom did when she was helping me. It’s a little messy, so take care and clean up after. Have fun. This way you can collect spare change for the homeless and help them.” – Hannah, 8 years old.
How to Make a Ladybug Jar
- Collect junior baby food jars.
- Spray paint the entire jar red. You may need more than one coat. Do this in a safe place with lots of air and no sparks or fire. Get your Mom or Dad to help with this part.
- Dip a Q-tip in black acrylic paint and dot sides of jar.
- Paint lids with black paint to look like a ladybug.
- When dry, wrap a black pipe cleaner around jar lid and twist to look like ladybug antennae.
- On the antennae pipe cleaner, attach a message that says “Help us makeChange™ for our Homeless”.
- Take your jar to kind people and teach them about the needs of the homeless. Ask them to fill the jar, deposit the coin into their bank account and mail a check to The Ladybug Foundation
Take your jar and fill it again.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 TBS corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups flour (or enough to make a dough you can roll out with a rolling pin)
Beat together margarine,sugar,eggs corn syrup and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and flour. Chill 2 hours. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Decorate with red icing and chocolate chips for dots on your ladybug!
What else can kids do?
They can makeChange™ with Hannah
Kids can support The Ladybug Foundation in so many ways. Start your own project at school or church, or in any of your activity groups, or just yourself or among your friends, to help Hannah help the hungry and homeless! Some kids have done the following kinds of things:
- Ladybug Jars
- Lemonade Stand
- Bake sales
- Art Sales
- Used toy sales
- Hoops for the homeless
- Playing music
- Selling popcorn, licorice or cookies (like Ladybug cookies)
- Fun races
- Birthday parties
- School dances – have a sock hop! (Everyone brings 3 pairs of socks to donate to your local shelter.)
It can be whatever you can think of that is fun and safe. Get help from your parents or teacher. Remember, it’s very important to raise awareness about people who are homeless and what they need, so make that part of your project, too.
Let’s get creative!! Together we can makeChange™.
Talk to your teacher or school about using makeChange™: The Ladybug Foundation Education Program for your grade. To learn about makeChange™, click here.