Archive for the ‘Kids Crafts and Activities’ Category
Earlier this week, my daughter, son, and I started working on Thanksgiving. We read a book called Thanks for Thanksgiving. It was a children’s book about what the different things they were thankful about at Thanksgiving. After we read the book we talked about what each of us was thankful for.
Because I love lots of artwork through out the house. I decided to do something different this year. My daughter and I made a 3D Pop Up Turkey. It’s not my idea as I can’t take credit for it. I saw it in the Preschool Mailbox Magazine.
Today I wanted to do something different with my daughter and something that was hands on. So I remembered seeing a Baked Cotton Balls experiment in one of my magazine. The question to ask before the experiment is: what happens to the cotton balls once you bake them?
I started out by having my daughter feel the cotton ball and describe it to me. I grabbed a handful of cotton balls, food coloring, 3 bowls, 3 spoons, some water, table spoon, and flour. I also preheated the oven to 300 degrees while we were mixing the paste and rolling the cotton balls.
The weather was beautiful this morning. It was a little chilly out but now windy. So the kids wanted to go out and look at the fall colors. I didn’t capture the fall colors on camera like I wanted to, as I had to pay attention to where my daughter was, as there is no side walks on some parts of our walk.
During the walk, the kids were to collect different items. Things they collected was tree bark, leaves, pine cone needles, crab apple, twigs, stones, and what ever else they saw that intrigued them.
Today I wanted to try something fun and different with the kids as I want to make a wall decorated with Fall things. This is a very easy and fun craft for the kids. It’s called Pine Cone Painting.
What you need:
3 pine cones
paint (orange, brown, green)
Place a piece of construction paper in a rectangular baking dish. Set aside.
On your plates pour a dob of paint.
Today’s art class was all about Chalk Pastels. Now I am no pro at pastels and I kind of took the basics of what I learned yesterday with the oil pastels and applied them to today’s art class with the kids.
We first started out with an apple so both kids could see the easy blending of the two colors. The last thing I had them do was make chalk monsters.
This first one is mine as I did this step by step with the kids so they could follow along with me. These instructions are my own and it was something that I played with on my own just learning what I learned about pastels yesterday.