Monthly Archives: May 2011

Blast Off!


Branching out from the typical forms of transportation we made this fun rocket ship!

Blast Off!

by: J. Davis


-black construction paper

-star stickers



-black permanent marker


1. Cut rocket ship shape out of foil.  Draw on 3 circular windows.

2. Glue rocket onto paper.

3. Decorate the sky with star stickers.


Paper Plate Bike Wheel


For American Bike Month we made a bike wheel.  We simply cut out the center of a paper plate and colored it with black crayon.  Next, punch six equally spaced holes and tie yarn from each opposite set of holes to create spokes.  Tada!

We had to make the coloring a joint effort in order to cover the entire wheel.  For younger kids some child safe black paint might work a bit better!

Oops!  I forgot to post the craft we made on Thursday.  Here it is, in all it’s construction paper glory.  Simply cut out the shapes and paste together.

Duckling Eggs in Nest Craft


May is not only National Duckling Month but also National Egg Month.   What better way to start the month than with a craft that celebrates both!?

Duckling Eggs in Nest Craft

by: J. Davis


-light blue and white (more like off-white) construction paper

-brown yarn

-school glue



1. Cut 2 eggs out of white construction paper and glue them onto the middle of the light blue paper.

2. Wrap brown yarn around your hand about 20 times.  Cut the yarn in the middle of your palm and then cut the strips of yarn in half.

3.  Create a nest shape out of glue surrounding your eggs.  Smear with finger (or a brush) to make a solid patch (nest) of glue. 

4.  Drop yarn pieces on glue.  Press down after you have the glue mostly covered to adhere yarn to the glue.