Saturday, November 28, 2015
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: http://www.babylovingmama.com/2013/01/homemade-straw-flute-inspired-by-pinterest-craft-tutorial.html.
Have fun, see you next week!
Friday, November 20, 2015
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: http://www.thissimplehome.com/2014/10/yoda-ears-headband-craft-and-tutorial.html. Have fun and see you next week!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
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: http://www.kidsplaybox.com/art-activities-for-kids-sand-paper-art13169/. Have fun, see you next week!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
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: http://tinkerlab.com/styrofoam-printmaking/. 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
In the meantime, try to make a hand printed scarecrow with the kids. Here is the link with detailed instructions: http://www.craftymorning.com/handprint-scarecrow-craft-kids-make/. You can make this however you want, and it makes for adorable decorations as well!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Here is the link with full instructions: http://creativeconnectionsforkids.com/2012/09/im-melting-witch-fingers/. I promise that this craft is in English this time!
Friday, October 9, 2015
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 heart shaped piece for the feet
- 14 little circles for the tummy (see photograph for how the maker laid theirs down)
- 1 triangle for the beak (fold in the middle about half way)
- 2 big white circles for eyeballs
- 2 smaller black circles for the eyes.
- 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.