Wednesday, February 27, 2008
First we made a bouncypillar. I got the idea here. You just fold two strips together to make a boingy body and then add a face, antennae (we used paper because I didn't know if little hands would be able to glue pipe cleaners in there) and of course, googly eyes.
Then we moved onto a clothespin butterfly/caterpillar. The base is a clothespin, the wings are 1/4 of a paper towel. The kids decorated the wings with markers and crayons. Then they chose their body and eye colors (colored googly eyes!!! Love them!). We then added the antennae with a fun pipe cleaner. The wings are clipped into the clothespin so you can take them out to make a caterpillar and add them back in to make a butterfly. I thought these would be fun with a magnet on the back and one little cutie in my class said she was going to use it as a bookmark.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
First, we painted plaster hearts. I used this activity as a way to introduce color mixing with the kids. I brought red, yellow, and blue paint and had them mix the other colors. I also brought white, black, gold and silver. They always love the gold and silver!
I made the hearts ahead of time with Plaster of Paris in a heart ice tray.
The kids had a great time painting them and they came out with some beautiful colors! Who knew mixing gold and black paint could be so pretty?
Our second project for today were these cute little Tootsie Pop Butterflies. I glue the eyes on the suckers before hand and for this class I also cut out the wings because I have a lot of kindergartners in there. The kids painted the wings and had a lot of fun twisting the pipe cleaner antnnae.
(This is my daughter, Peyton, holding up a pair of cuties she made for Girl Scouts. She did these with markers instead of paint.)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This term we'll be doing some Valentine crafts then move onto Spring and Easter--we'll have to do some bunnies and chicks.
Today we made these little key chains. So simple, but the kids just loved putting them on their backpacks as zipper pulls!
Then we made these paper hearts. I found some cool DCWV Border Punch Strips. I just cut the strips in half lengthwise for the hearts. (That saved me a TON of time!)
The kids loved these. Also very simple, but I've got several kindergarteners in there so I try to keep things at their level. They all did all their own stapling and enjoyed making large ones and tiny ones!