What you need: Light blue or white pipe cleaners Scissors Glass jar Pencil Boiling water Borax What to do: Twist pipe cleaners together to form a snowflake. We made a very simple shape, but encourage older children to create a more complicated design. Wrap a pencil perpendicular to one of the extending pipe cleaners. Trim all pipe… Continue reading.
Youth Programs and Activities
Indiana’s electric cooperatives, along with Electric Consumer and our statewide association, offer several programs benefitting the youth of our state.
Electric Consumer also features special activities each month in our magazine geared toward our younger readers through our PowerKids page. Check out some of the projects here.
What you need: One stick about six inches long Assorted ribbon One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue Five inches of yarn One small wooden star (optional) What to do: Remove any twigs or leaves connected to your stick. Tie ribbons down the stick, alternating color. Trim the ribbon into the shape of… Continue reading.
“Some superheroes wear capes. Some superheroes can fly. But my type of superheroes are dressed in scrubs and wear white jackets …” — Mekinley Elrod Youth Power and Hope Awards winner Mekinley Elrod says it best: Not all “superheroes wear capes ….” Superheroes, however, have one thing in common — a desire and drive to… Continue reading.
What you need: Two paper lunch bags One hole punch One craft stick Two rubber bands One pencil or pen Yellow, red and brown construction paper Two googly eyes Recycled magazine pages One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue What to do: Fold two paper bags in half. Punch two holes next to… Continue reading.
Celebrate with your electric co-op by creating a cooperative meal. Make your lunch with products produced by co-ops — wheat, jelly, raisins, butter, juice, milk and so much more. Plus, prepare your meal with a friend or family member to make your meal even more cooperative! What is a cooperative? A cooperative is a non-profit… Continue reading.
What you need: One page from comic book One ruler One pen or pencil One pair of scissors One piece of cardstock paper or file folder One bottle of craft glue One roll of packing tape One single hole punch Embroidery floss, yarn or thin cord What to do: Using a ruler and a pen… Continue reading.
What you need: One T-shirt One pair of scissors One ruler One ink pen or permanent marker Safety pins, paper clips or tape Drawstring cord — We used nearly 15 feet of parachute cord. What to do: Turn the T-shirt inside out and cut sleeves into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and extend from body… Continue reading.
What you need: One plastic bottle One bottle of white acrylic paint One pair of scissors One piece of cardboard One roll of silver duct tape One 8.5″ by 11″ sheet of paper One sheet of assorted stickers One black permanent marker Three peg dolls What to do: Cover a plastic bottle with white acrylic… Continue reading.
What you need: Trowel or small shovel Plastic container or sack Moss and other natural finds Shallow container (plant pot saucer, aluminum foil pan, or bowl) Potting soil Spray bottle What to do: Head out on a walk in the woods with your family. Take a trowel or small shovel and a plastic container or… Continue reading.
Make a race car snack • To make a race car like ours, pictured here, have an adult help you slice an apple or orange and cut seedless grapes in half. Slide half of a grape onto a toothpick, poke it through the slice of fruit, near one end, then slide on the other… Continue reading.
In his basement corner “studio,” Evan Olinger colors his world with pencils, some humor and a lot of heart. There, surrounded by figures and images from the Peanuts comic strip and the Batman franchise, the Sellersburg seventh grader expresses life through his own eyes and — in and through — the eyes of the characters… Continue reading.
Young co-op members participate in Page Day Thirty-five teens from 15 Indiana electric cooperatives spent Jan. 26 learning about Indiana government firsthand during REMC Page Day. The students, aged 13-18, toured the Indiana Statehouse — including the governor’s office — observed a session of the House of Representatives, attended committee meetings, assisted legislative staff and… Continue reading.
Chances are you’ve never seen hot dogs roasted like THIS before at a summer camp! At the Indiana Touchstone Energy® Camp, hot dogs are cooked at the end of a hot stick, the kind carried by an electric lineman, because these dogs are zapped with 7,200 volts of electricity. This shows campers what electricity can… Continue reading.