Category Archives: child care

Great Outdoors Month


Since the weather has been so nice and because it is Great Outdoors Month we have taken a break from crafting to enjoy being outside!  I may add some craft ideas and updates but since I will be going on “Maternity Leave” beginning next week, they may be few and far between for a while.  Check back or subscribe for updates!


Easy Fishing Rod


We made this fishing rod for National Fishing Week (first week of June).  Simply attach a piece of yarn to a drinking straw with tape, color a piece of paper and rip strips, then glue strips of the paper over the straw to cover the rod.   Now that’s one easy fishing rod!

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.