Monthly Archives: March 2010

Peeking Bunny

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More bunnies today!  Found this one at http://www.freekidscrafts.com/peeking_bunny_-e1060.html.

Notes:  For smaller hands use four hand print cutouts instead of three.  I glued the hands on and then trimmed them around the edge of the plate for a smooth edge.

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Heart Bunny

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Today we saw a real Easter Bunny out the front window! 

So…..we made bunnies today!  I found a really cute one that I just couldn’t resist.  It was simple too! 

 http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/mbunny.htm

Notes:  I mounted the bunny on green construction paper and then trimmed it down so it was just bigger than my bunny.  I also used a permanent marker to trace over the whiskers so they could be extended beyond the bunny’s face.

Cherry Blossom Snack Sticks

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So I found this great spring time recipe at http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/spring/spring1.html, which is the perfect Friday snack to follow-up from our craft from yesterday!  I had most of the ingredients but not all so unfortuanately…no picture of today’s snack/craft.

Ingredients
-popcorn (popped)
-cherry Jell-O mix (or any pink/red flavor)
-thick pretzel sticks
-green icing (or try colored candy melts!)
 
Directions
1. Place popcorn and Jell-O powder in a Ziploc bag and shake until coated.
2. Dip pretzel stick in icing or candy melts and then in colored popcorn.
3. Eat your Cherry Blossom Tree!  Yum!
 
Notes:  The website suggests misting the popcorn lightly with water if the Jell-O powder will not stick.
 

Around the House Umbrella

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Another rainy day, another rainy craft!  This craft combines ideas from the following two sites; http://stepbystepcc.com/rain3.html and http://familycrafts.about.com/od/weathercraftsactivities/a/umbrellapic.htm.

Notes:  You may need to use different forms of glue to get the best outcome.  I used a glue stick to attach the glitter and it probably would have been best to attach the construction paper, foil, and baking cup.  We used Elmer’s School Glue and it was a bit of a mistake-messy and wet :(.  Hot glue or thick craft glue would work best to attach the pipe cleaner umbrella handle.

Rainy Day Ducky

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We went to walk around the pond and see the ducks last week while it was sunny.  Since it’s rainy today we made rainy day ducks to remember our sunny day outing!

Rainy Day Ducky

created by: J. Davis

Materials

-blue, orange, and yellow construction paper

-scissors

-glue

-pencil

-black marker

Directions

1. Draw a duck body shape and wing shape on yellow construction paper using pencil (as many times as you need to get the desired shapes!).  Cut out and set aside.

2. Draw a small heart (beak) on orange construction paper using pencil and cut out.

3. Glue on the ducks body.  Then glue the wing and beak on top.

4. Use black marker to add an eye and outline the ducks feature(s)- if you want!

Notes:  If you want to get messy you might like putting your duck on white paper and using blue paint to make water all around!

Birds Nest Cookies!

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Sorry there was no craft posted yesterday.  One baby out of two was out sick :(.  Went back to the birds for a Friday Snack Craft.  I searched for an edible birds nest recipe and liked this one at  http://www.chocolate-candy-mall.com/no-bake-birds-nest-cookies.html.

Notes:  If you have children who can not have peanut butter try subbing in butterscotch morsels or just omitting the peanut butter and using only the chocolate.  Either way they should taste great!