Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Tree

1. Cut a toilet paper roll in half creating a semi circle.
2. Dip one end into green paint and press onto paper, repeat until you have created a Christmas tree shape.
3. Use fingertips to make the different colored ornaments.
4. Paint a trunk and a star.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowman Ornament

Supplies Needed:

Clear Ornament
Fake Snow (Snowflake sprinkles or Styrofoam Snow)
Glitter green pipe cleaner
Glitter red pom pom
Black paint
Orange triangle felt or foam
Black Foam (1 rectangle piece and 1 circle for hat)
Hot glue gun
Tacky glue

1. Fill ornament with fake snow
2. Cut green pipe cleaner and hot glue each end to a red pom pom and then glue to the ornament
3. Dip the eraser on the pencil into black paint and make eyes and mouth
4. Glue nose with tacky glue
5. Glue rectangle piece of foam around the top and then glue round piece on top

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paper Cup Ghost

All that is needed is a Paper Cup,Eyes and Mouth cut from black construction paper, Yarn,  Gauze,and Tacky Glue.

1.Cut strips of gauze and glue around cup and layer .
2.Glue eyes and mouth on.
3.Poke 2 holes on the top of cup and thread the yarn thru and tie a not.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Decorating

Just wanted to share with everyone the pumpkins I decorated. So much fun!The big one with the buttons is my favorite, I got the idea from Pinterest (Of Course).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Owl Craft

Toilet Paper Tube
Cupcake Liners
Construction Paper
Tacky Glue
Blk Marker

How To:
1.Cut 1 inch from the end of cardboard, fold in and secure with tape.
2.Cut cupcake liner into quarters and trim away the flat sections leaving just the ruffles.
3.Glue the ruffle pieces overlapping each one.
4.Cut eyes from card stock, add pupils  and dots with marker.Glue onto cardboard.
5.Cut and glue beak.
6. For  the wings cut a cupcake liner in half and glue onto the back.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cone Witch

This is so adorable, I love how the legs dangle.This idea came from Easy Crafts for Kids.

Click on link above for directions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Trees!


We took a branch and put it inside clay(air drying clay), then painted it fall colors and sprinkled glitter all over. Then the kids hung leaves that they decorated from Oriental Trading on the tree.

These Fall Trees were made with Paper bags.

1.First cut lunch bag into half inch strips.  Start at the opening and cut half way down the bag.
2.Open bag and stand it up,hold base of bag with one hand and twist the middle of bag to create the trunk of the tree.
3.Twist 2 or 3 of the strips together to create branches.
4.Tear strips of different colored pieces of paper and glue onto the branches. 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Wreath

Paper Plate
Fall Leaves (Micheals Craft store)
Pine Cones

1.Cut the center of a paper plate out.
2.Glue leaves onto paper plate.
3.Glue acorns and pinecones on the leaves.
4.Punch a hole at in the paper plate and tie a piece of twine for hanging.
5.Make a bow out of twine and glue onto the wreath.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paper Strip Pumpkins

These Pumpkins are as cut as can be! For the little one here is what is needed:

  • 1 Sheet of orange construction paper (9x12 inches)
  • Scissors (fancy edge scissors make the pumpkin even cuter)
  • A sharp pencil
  • 2 Brads
  • 1 thin strip of green construction paper (aproximately 1/4in x 3 inches) for stem/vine
  • 1 Small piece of green construction paper for the leaves
  • White glue
  • Assorted craft supplies for decorating the pumpkin
  1. Cut five strips aproximately 1 inch wide by 12 inches long from the orange paper.
  2. Fold one strip in half to find the middle (or measure 6 inches from the side).
  3. Poke a small hole through the center of all five strips with the sharpened pencil.
  4. Poke a small hole at each end of the strips about 1/2 inch from the end.
  5. Poke a brad through the center holes in the strips, and flatten the legs of the brad to hold the strips in place.
  6. Fan the strips out in a circle.
  7. Curve the strips up, one by one, and poke the second brad through the hole at the end of each strip, going in order around the pumpkin.
  8. Once you have all the strips on the second brad (the last couple might be a little tricky), flatten the legs of the second brad.
  9. Tear or cut out a couple of green leaves.
  10. Curl the strip of green paper around a pencil and hold it while you count to twenty.
  11. Uncurl the strip slightly and glue on top of the pumpin for a stem/vine.
  12. Glue the leaves on the top of the pumpkin to hide the second brad.
  13. Decorate your pumpkin as desired.
For the larger Pumpkin ,
1. 10 strips instead of 5
2. Poke a hole in each end of strips
3. Poke a brad through one end of the strips and then bring the other end up and poke same brad through   tosecure the strips.
4.Fan the strips out to form the pumpkin.
5. Follow directions 9-13 to finish.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Birds Nest

It seems a little birdie has decided to make a nest right under our umbrella on our deck

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Magnetic Robots

This activity is an absolute must, kids just love it!All you need are some tin cans (make sure you smooth out the inside to prevent cutting),plastic lids, pipe cleaners,hardware pieces,cork, googly eyes, buttons, pom poms,and any other items you think might be fun,I plan on adding some slinkys also.Use a hot glue gun to glue magnets to all the pieces and enjoy!
Thank you Teach Preschool for the wonderful idea!



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Craft Stick Puzzles

Craft stick puzzles are so much fun to make and your kids will just love them!
I went through magazines and cut out several pictures, you can also color pictures or even draw on the craft sticks themselves. I used the jumbo sized craft sticks(not the colored ones because the dye will run) and I taped them together and turned them over , then the kids applied mod podge and placed the picture of their choice on top and then reapplied the mod podge,wait till dry and then I used a craft knife to cut the craft sticks apart.

Here are some examples of the ones we did:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bobble Egg Carton Chicks

How cute are these?

1. Cut out 2 sections from a cardboard egg carton and cut cut one a little smaller for the head.
2. Paint any color you like.
3. Glue feathers on each side and a tiny bit on top of head.
4. Glue googley eyes on.
5. Cut beak and feet from yellow cardstock or construction paper and glue on.
6. Take craft wire or pipe cleaner and wrap around a pencil and then poke through the top part of the chicks body and secure by making a knot, then glue to the underneath of chicks head.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Letter a Airplane

All my letters are made out of foam craft paper, you could also use cardstock or construction paper.I take my letter template and place on top of foam paper and use a craft knife to cut out letter, I also use a cutting board underneath for protecting the table.

How to:

1. Download lowercase letters at Confessions of a Homeschooler and print.
2. Cut out your letter Aa and use as template on paper of choice.
3. Print out template of airplane. All you really need are the wings and the tail.
4. cut the wings and tail and use as template.
5. Glue onto letter Aa.
6. Cut out a window and add a pic from a magazine for the plot or use a pic of your child.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Day It Rained Hearts

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond is an adorable story. One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to.

A couple of the activities we did are posted below

Heart Collage

Tree of Hearts

Monday, February 13, 2012

Starting Lowercase Letters and Alphabet Craft Share

This week I am starting my lowercase letters.I have had a great response to all my uppercase letters, some of which I created myself and the others I borrowed from Totally Tots. I am excited to be creating all of my lowercase letters on my own.
And for those of you interested in linking up I will also be starting an Alphabet Craft Share every Thursday. Both upper and lower case letters can be posted using the Linky Tool.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's creativity. Join me Thursday morning and link up your letter Aa .

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Snowman

I think this one of my favorite crafts. It happened by accident, I was drawing hearts on folded paper for Mason to cut out and I happened to cut out 3 different sizes and when we opened the paper it reminded me of a snowman.
This one is mine
This one Mason did
Here is another one of M's
Basically its very simple to do.
1.Cut 3 hearts on folded paper(proportioned small,medium, and large).
2.Glue onto white paper.
3.Decorate with whatever you have on hand,such as buttons,tiny pom poms,ribbon,pipe cleaners,googly eyes,foam,etc.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a simple tale of a young boy's delight in the first snowfall of the season.

The first activity we did was an Egg Carton Snowman

We made Snowflakes

Links to snowflake patterns are Marcel's Kid Crafts,First Palette
and Your Special Tee

And of course the Scrap Snowman

And last and most fun was the Sparkly Snow Playdoh

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scrap Snowman

Last year I made a Scrap Christmas Tree and everyone seemed to love it so I thought why not make a Scrap Snowman,I love how it turned out and Mason enjoys doing this type of craft.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cardboard Gingerbread Man

1. I traced a Gingerbread man template onto a piece of cardboard and cut out.
2. The kids painted the men brown.
3. The kids then decorated the man with ribbons,buttons,googly eyes and tiny pom poms.