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Children's Crafts

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Cookie Cutter Art: Trace around cookie cutters on Styrofoam food trays and cut out the shapes. Have the children place the Styrofoam shapes on different colors of construction paper. Let them dip toothbrushes in paint and rub depressors across the toothbrushes, spattering paint onto their papers. Then let them remove the shapes to reveal the pictures they have created.

(Warren, Jean. Theme-A-Saurus. Warren Publishing, 1989.)

 

Cookie Cutter Printing: Pour tempera paint on folded paper towels placed in several Styrofoam food trays. Let the children dip cookie cutters into the paint and press them on pieces of construction paper to make prints.

(Warren, Jean. Theme-A-Saurus. Warren Publishing, 1989.)

 

Corncob Prints: Wash corncobs and let them dry for several days. Make paint pads by placing folded paper towels in shallow containers and pouring on liquid tempera paint. Let the children roll the corncobs on the paint pads, then roll the cobs across sheets of construction paper to make prints.

(Warren, Jean. Theme-A-Saurus. Warren Publishing, 1989.)

 

Eggshell Collages: Save the shells from a number of eggs and dye them with food coloring. Set out small containers of the dyed eggshells and liquid glue. Five each child a Q-Tip or a small brush and a piece of construction paper. Have the children paint designs or pictures on their papers with the glue. Then have them sprinkle the dyed eggshells on their papers and shake off the excess.

Hint: To dye eggshells, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and a few drops of food coloring to 1/2 cup hot water. Drop crushed eggshells into the dye. Stir and spoon them out when the shells are the desired color. All the shells to cry in a warm (200 degree) oven on a cookie sheet.

(Warren, Jean. Theme-A-Saurus. Warren Publishing, 1989.)

 

Crafts Featured at Decatur Kick-Off:  (Click on the images for the pdfs of the crafts)

  

1. Berry Hot Trivets (Strawberry, Grapes, Apple, etc.) from: Burke, Judy. Look What You Can Make with Boxes. Boyd-Mills, 1998.

2. Birthday Cake from: McClure, Nancee. Cut and Create! For All Seasons. Teaching and Learning Company, 1995.

                       

3. Piece of Birthday Cakefeatured in Family Fun Magazine, March 2012.

4.  Ice Cream Cones from Busy Bee Kids Crafts.

     

 

5. Lemonade for Sale from Busy Bee Kids Crafts.

6. Roosters from Arts and Crafts from A to Z. The Education Center, Inc., 2008.

 

            

 

7. Tomatoes from Arts and Crafts from A to Z. The Education Center, Inc., 2008.

8. Painting Hot Dogs/Bread with Ketchup and Mustard Bottles from Themes From A to Z and the The Mailbox: The Idea Magazine for Teachers: Preschool Edition. June/July 2001.

 

         

 

9. Watermelon Craft from Arts and Crafts from A to Z. The Education Center, Inc., 2008.

10. Weave a Placemat (red & white like checkered tablecloth).

 

    

 

11. Pizza from Arts and Crafts from A to Z. The Education Center, Inc., 2008.

12. C is for Cookie from Arts and Crafts from A to Z. The Education Center, Inc., 2008.

 

      

 

13. Paper Bag Picnic Basket from Press, Judy. Little Hands of Art. Williamson Press, 2008.

14. Indian Corn from Big Book of Monthly Arts and Crafts. The Education Center, Inc., 2004.

 

          

 

16. Paint with Ice Cubes: To make ice cubes:  Use fruit shaped ice cube molds. Add one drop of food coloring per ice cube slot. Add water.  Inserted a 1/3 of a drinking straw to be used as a handle. Cover tray with plastic wrap. Freeze. Let children paint any design they like. 

17. Vegetable Prints from Press, Judy. Little Hands of Art. Williamson Press, 2008.

 

        

 

19. Anything edible craft activity from Elffers, Joost and Saxton Freymann. Play with Your Food. MetroBooks, 2002.

20. Jelly Bean Strawberry from Radcliffe, Loralyn. Creative Crafts for Clever Kids. Teacher Created Resources, 2004.

 

             

 

 

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