Saturday, November 28, 2015

It is about time to start breaking out the holiday music!

We made drums out of re-purposed duct tape rolls for our Make-It & Take-It craft program earlier this month, and making a flute to go with it would be pretty awesome!

Here is the link with instructions:

Have fun, see you next week!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Star Wars: Yoda Craft

I am designating today as a Star Wars themed craft day, because Star Wars: Episode VII is a month away from coming out in theaters!

This is a slightly labor intensive craft that you can do with the kids, and they will have a blast playing with them after. Or if they won't, I will and then my pets will have to endure it [cue the maniacal laughter]. Because there is no better playmate than a embarrassed pet that you have forced into dressing up for the sake of play, said the vegetarian...

Here is the link with detailed instructions: Have fun and see you next week!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sandpaper Art Activity!

Here is a fun and inexpensive activity to do with the kids!

This is basically a sandpaper painting craft, but there are three different methods to choose from (my favorite is the first one)! Plus, you can cut the sandpaper to be whatever sizes you want, that way you can frame them later (if you are into framing your child's artwork).

Here is the link with detailed photo instructions: Have fun, see you next week!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Printmaking!

Happy Halloween from everyone here at the Children's Room!

Today is also the last day of October, and I think that one more Halloween craft ought to be sufficiently appropriate before tomorrow (November 1st) is here.

On a side note: we have 8 weeks and 5 days left of this year already, just in case no one else has frightened you with that news yet!

Finally, today is going to be a printmaking craft day! Here is the link with detailed destructions, I mean instructions: This might be a bit messy, but it is a really fun process that the kids will enjoy, and the clean up should be quick and easy enough! See you next week!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Handprint Scarecrow!

I am trying to hold off on Halloween crafts for next Saturday, because it is going to be the 31st next week and I think waiting until then will be more appropriate!

In the meantime, try to make a hand printed scarecrow with the kids. Here is the link with detailed instructions: You can make this however you want, and it makes for adorable decorations as well!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Witch Fingers!

Do you have a stash of broken crayons taking up space in the house? Try re-purposing them with this fun craft using a witch fingers cookie pan. The crayons  look really cool when they melt together, and they are fun to color with when finished cooling! And my sources tell me that they can be found at Walmart or Michaels.

Here is the link with full instructions: I promise that this craft is in English this time!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Toilet Paper Roll Owls!

Want to make a cute and simple craft with the kids? Try making toilet paper roll owls!

After painting the roll whatever color you would like it to be (you don't have to pain it at all), the construction paper pieces are glued on from the bottom up, for each owl you will need:
  1. 1 heart shaped piece for the feet
  2. 14 little circles for the tummy (see photograph for how the maker laid theirs down)
  3. 1 triangle for the beak (fold in the middle about half way)
  4. 2 big white circles for eyeballs
  5. 2 smaller black circles for the eyes.
  6. Lastly, to make it seem like your owl is looking at something, you may poke a hole in the black circles or finish them off with a metallic silver sharpie. A regular silver sharpie might not show up as well.
Here is the link with photo instructions Yes, it is in German, but I also found this craft on pinterest. Good luck and enjoy!