Monday, June 1, 2015

Book & Craft: Unicorn Thinks He's So Great

We read a really cute book the other day called Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, by Bob Shea.

One of my favorite parts was where it said that the Unicorn made it rain cupcakes! 

I thought it would be fun to make a little craft to go along with this part of the book. If you want to do the same, find this book at the library or buy it. Sit down and read it with your child. Then start working on this fun and easy craft!

  • Washable Paint (aka fingerpaint, tempera paint, posterpaint)
  • White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Black Pen

Craft Time!
1. Get out different colors of washable paint and have your child paint pieces of paper in those colors. Let them dry (overnight is good).

2. Once the paint is all dry, cut out small shapes that look like the tops of the cupcakes in the book. Like this:

3. Have your child glue these cupcake tops to a piece of paper, then you or your child draw the cupcake liners underneath each one.

4. Next, have your child draw two eyes and a smile on the top of each cupcake.

5. Last of all, draw arms and legs on the cupcakes just like in the book.

All done!
Now you are as cool as the Unicorn. You made it rain cupcakes!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Balloon Craft for kids

Mother's Day will soon be here!
If you're needing a cute and easy way to say I love you to the Mother's in your life, this craft is for you.

  • Washable Paint (aka: fingerpaint, tempera paint, poster paint) in any color.
  • White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft Foam (any color)
  • Black Marker

Step 1: Paint a piece of paper in the color of your choice. You can use your fingers, a paintbrush, or anything you desire. Let the paint dry (overnight is good).

Step 2: Once it's all dry, fold the painted paper in half and cut out 3 heart shapes about 1-2 inches tall.

Step 3: Unfold the hearts and with a black marker write the words, "happy mother's day" -- one word on each heart.

Step 4: Cut out small pieces of craft foam and glue them to the back of the hearts. This will help them pop out a little bit.

Step 5: Glue the hearts to the top half of a piece of paper. Below the hearts, draw a stick figure.

Step 6: Next, draw lines from the bottom of each heart to the stick figure arm. These are the strings holding the "heart ballons." Then draw a small bow.

Step 7 (optional): You can leave your stick figure as is, or if you want, you can embellish it with a fancy hair-do!



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Kite Craft for Kids!

Originally posted 4-17-13
'Tis the season for KITES!
And if you don't have enough wind to go out and fly one,
Get out some paints and paper and MAKE one!

How to make it:
  • Out of a piece of white paper, cut out a kite shape.
    • Let your child paint (we used watercolors) their kite however they desire (this was LB's job)

  •  Get out another piece of white paper and have your child paint it however they desire (this was LL's job, AND her very first time painting! She loved it.)

  • After the papers have dried, use a hole-punch to make a small hole in the bottom corner of the kite.
  • Cut a long piece of yarn (however long you want it for the kite string), and tie it through the hole.

  • Out of the other sheet of painted paper, cut out 3 (or more) bow-shapes. Start at the top of the kite string and tie the yarn around each one, working your way down the string.

There you have it!