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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
|Square Pumpkin Craft Activity|
- Orange paper cut into a square
- Small green paper rectangle
- 2 wiggly eyes
- 1 green pipe cleaner
- 2 gold pipe cleaners
Shape the gold pipe cleaners to form the mouth and nose. I used one whole piece for the mouth and a smaller piece (about 3 inches) for the nose. The nose is a triangle with rounded points. Have fun shaping the pieces in different ways to create various expressions. Next, add the wiggly eyes. I chose to make them slightly uneven for a whimsical look.
To create the vine, twist the green pipe cleaner around a pencil or pen. This will form a nice spiral curl.
Glue the curled vine piece to the top of the pumpkin right where the stem will go. Flatten out the bottom end so that the green stem will be smooth on top of it.
Finally, add the small green rectangle to be the stem. It will cover the bottom of the vine. Shape the curl of the vine so that it twists to the side.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
What is better than corn on the cob? Sparkling Corn!! My 6-year-old daughter helped me create this fun corn craft project.
We started with yellow and green paper and a few packs of sequins in gold, orange, and green colors. We also used scissors and glue. You can download a free printable craft pattern for the corn and the husks. Simply print and trace. Then you'll be ready to go!
We arranged the paper pieces to make a corn cob with husks. When we liked the arrangement, we glued it down.
After arranging and gluing the corn together, it was time to add some sparkle. We used gold and orange sequins for the ear of corn and green on the husks.
This was the finished product.
After completing our main craft project, we decided to see what else we could do with the same basic pattern. My daughter used marker to draw lines that form the individual pieces of corn. It is hard to see, but she shaded in some of the squares with white crayon. We added a couple wiggly eyes and a green pipe cleaner mouth to form a happy face. Who doesn't love happy corn?
Next, we got adventurous and broke out the paints. My daughter dipped her fingers in the paints and decorated the corn with her fingerprints.
Here is another one done with fingerprint painting.
This sparkling corn craft project would work well in preschool and primary grades. It is a quick and fun project that is perfect for fall harvest time. Picking up and arranging the sequins is wonderful for developing fine motor skills. They would also look great on a bulletin board.
***Download the free printable pattern for the corn and husks.***
Thursday, September 8, 2016
|Apple Craft: Craft Stick Apple|
September is here and school is back in session. Over the weekend, my daughter was looking for something fun to do. She absolutely loves doing crafts of all kinds, so I thought it would be fun to create an apple themed craft.
We gathered the following materials:
- red and green construction paper
- 4 medium sized craft sticks
- 2 wiggly eyes
- 1 small piece of a gold pipe cleaner
- black marker
First, we cut the red paper into an uneven oval shape. Then we cut the oval in half. We added a wavy edge. If you have decorative edge scissors, it would be fun to experiment with different patterns for the edge.
Next, we cut a leaf using the green paper. We added four craft sticks to create the apple core and arranged the pieces as shown. Once we had everything lined up, we began gluing it all together.
We added a small piece of gold sparkly pipe cleaner for a stem and a couple wiggly eyes. We made the stem thicker by folding the pipe cleaner in half and twisting the two ends together.
Finally, we used a black marker to draw seeds on the craft sticks.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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