Monthly Archives: May 2010

Circle Yarn Art

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Came up with a simple art activity today to practice shapes but I realized after pretty much doing the craft myself that this craft would be best to do with children old enough to understand how to lay the yarn onto the glue instead of trying to smear the glue all over the paper!  LOL.

Circle Yarn Art

by: J. Davis

Materials

-yarn

-1 piece of construction paper

-school glue (liquid)

-scissors

Directions

1. Lay construction paper on table and use glue to draw circles (or any other shapes desired).

2. String yarn on top of first glue shape and cut end of yarn when all glue is covered.  Repeat with other shapes until paper is covered.

Notes:  Younger children could participate by being able to manipulate pieces of yarn and placing them onto contact paper attached to table.

Shape Train

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The rest of this week we will continue working on crafts with shapes.  There was no craft yesterday since I was off work for my anniversary!

Shape Train

Materials

-construction paper cut into the following shapes (light blue-full sheet, black- 2 big circles one smaller circle, red- small triangle, yellow-small triangle, green-medium rectangle, pink-large square and large rectangle

-glue stick

-scissors

-markers/crayons

Directions

1. Cut out construction paper shapes.

2. Glue on following picture model

3. Add other details with marker or crayon.

Shape Necklace

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Thought a necklace we could identify shapes, colors, and numbers from would be perfect for a day with iffy weather!

Shape Necklace

by: J. Davis

Materials

-4 construction paper shapes each a different color

-yarn

-drinking straw

-scissors

-hole punch

Directions

1. Cut a pice of yarn about 15-20 inches long.

2.Cut straw into 5 pieces of equal size.

3. Cut shapes out of paper and hole punch each one in the middle towards the top.

4. Start with a straw and string on straws and shapes alternating each time.

5. Tie the loose ends of the yarn together to secure necklace.

Drum

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Drum

created by: J. Davis

Materials

-formula can (or any other good size lidded can ie. coffee)

-white computer paper

-20 beans (uncooked)

-crayons

-scissors

-clear packing tape

Directions

1. Color on printer paper.

2. Cut paper to fit around can.

3. Tape paper on can,  insert beans and tape over lid to secure lid.

4. Bang away!

Strawberry Crafts from Monday and Tuesday

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Sorry for the late post.  It has been a crazy week already!  This month is National Strawberry Month among other things so we made strawberry crafts!

The idea for this strawberry with fingerprint painted seeds came from http://www.preschooleducation.com/astrawberry.shtml.

We made this strawberry patch by cutting out and printing strawberry and flower shapes from an old sponge.  Then we used green puffy paint for vines and yellow puffy paint for the center of each flower!