Friday, August 21, 2015

Rainy Day Foam Dough!

Who wants to make and play with foam dough?!

Here is the link with photographic instructions: http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/05/foam-dough-shaving-cream-corn-starch/. There are no exact measurements listed, but it looks like they used a cup of cornstarch with a cup of shaving cream (don't quote me on that though).

I will probably be trying this later myself and let you know how it goes!

Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Paper Jellyfish!

I have not been able to find instructions for this craft, but I found it on this website which leads to another website, or rather a dead end. However the craft itself seems pretty straight forward!

You will need:
  • paper bowls for the head
  • construction paper for the eyes
  • a lot of ribbon and different kinds for the tentacles
  • markers or tissue paper for to color the tops of the head
  • glue
  • imagination for fun!
 I would start by decorating the head and gluing on the eyes first. When that is complete I would set it down on a flat surface like a table so the open side is facing up at you. Then I would glue on the ribbons and tissue paper and wait until it is done drying to flip it back over again to make it look like a jelly fish!

Good luck and enjoy!
 
 
 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Swatted Bug Painting!

Who wants to paint with a fly swatter instead of a paint brush or fingers and feet?!

This is the last bug related post as the summer reading program is officially over (as of this past Friday)!

So all you really needs here is some different colored paint, a fly swatter, and maybe bug stickers if finger painting bugs is too complex. Here is the link for detailed instructions: http://www.preschoolplaybook.com/search/label/bugs.

Enjoy!

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!