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.

Supplies:
  • 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!




ALL DONE!


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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!


HAVE FUN!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Feed the Bunny! Easter Game for Kids




Originally posted: 3-18-2013

After we made our Brown Bag Bunny Puppet  a few days ago, I decided to use it for a fun little game!
And it was not only FUN, but also educational. :) 

Prep Work:
  • First, create the Brown Bag Bunny Puppet with your child. (Click HERE to see that post.)
  • Then cut a piece of white paper into 8 rectangles.
  • Using an orange marker, draw 8 different shapes on the papers. These will be your carrots! :) 
    • With a green marker draw the leafy part on top of each carrot.
    • With a thin black marker or pen draw horizontal lines on them to make them look more carroty. Yes. Carroty. :)



Here's how you Play!
  • Lay out all the carrots and put the bunny puppet on your hand. In a goofy bunny voice, have the bunny ask your child for a certain shape of carrot.




  • Your child finds that shape and then puts it into the bunny's "mouth" (it doesn't go all the way in, so just chomp on it for a few seconds, then put it in a pile on the side.) Then ask for the next shape!


LB(3) had a lot of fun with this one. We took turns being the bunny, though it was a little hard for him to figure out how to flap the bunny's mouth since his hand is small for the bag, ya know? But we had a fun time!

HAPPY EASTER!