Friday, July 31, 2015

Beaded Butterflies!

People have been asking about the beaded dragonflies above our desk lately, and here is tutorial on how to make them: http://www.scribd.com/doc/85987274/Beaded-Bugs.

This was originally posted about three years ago here on the Weekly Craft, I think. But these are too cute to not be re-posted!

Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Firefly Bottle!

If you have been out in your yard at night for past couple of months you might have noticed fireflies are out and about blinking around!

Here is the link for inspiration: http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/2012/09/we-heart-art.html. I say "inspiration" because this person's craft was made using the Kiwi Crate. If you do not know what that is, it is an organization that sells craft ideas and supplies for kids, and the package gets delivered wherever you decide to send it.You do not need a glass bottle, a regular clear plastic one should work just fine!

Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Butterfly Footprints!

Today's craft is going to be butterfly footprints! Christina gave me this idea, and I really like messy crafts. Go team!

Here is the link for pictured instructions: http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-butterfly-footprint-art/. Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Spoon Ants!

In case you missed it this past Wednesday morning, we had a drop-in craft program that involved making spoon ants! Ours looked very similar to these, only we used black spoons, black masking tape, black pipe cleaners, and small googly eyes!







Our instructions went as follows:

2 spoons
3 3-inch strips of black masking tape to hold the spoons together
3 pipe cleaners for legs 
2 googly eyes

Here is the link for the instructions that coincide with the picture above: http://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/ant-spoons-spring-bug-craft-for-kids/. Their method is a bit different, but both are basically the same. Enjoy!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Egg Carton Bumble Bee!

Here is another cute little craft to go along with our bug theme this summer! And here is the link for instructions: http://www.craftymorning.com/egg-carton-bumble-bee-craft-for-kids/.

Younger children will need help assembling and gluing pieces. Enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Slimy Slug Candy!

Today is the last day of the first week of Summer Reading Program! Already!

And with all of the creepy crawlers out and about, why not try making Slimy Slug Candies with the kids on a rainy day like this?

Here is the link with the recipe and photographed instructions: http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.com/2013/07/slimy-candy-slugs/.

Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Another Ocean Theme: Hand-painted Crabs!

This week's craft is going to be all about hand-painting and gluing oceanic scenes!

Here is the link for inspiration and full instructions: http://steffenatelyblessed.blogspot.com/2012/03/ocean-lesson.html. Enjoy!