Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Tot Craft Time: Frogs

The materials that we were given at the library for this craft were: construction paper, green paper frog finger puppets, pom poms, tissue paper, eye stickers, crayons, glue sticks, and scissors.  There were no instructions given for this craft at the library.  It reminded me of my preschool teaching days.  You just provided the materials and let the children use their imagination and creativity to come up something.
This is what my son made with those materials.  It has been on our mantel with the Spring decorations.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here is the picture that my youngest son made this week at the library.
They gave us some coloring pages, a large blank paper, some clovers, tissue paper, glue, and markers.
I drew and colored a leprechaun for him.
Here is the 2nd picture that he made, because his friend said that rainbows start with red and not purple.  She was right, but its not that big of a deal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Tot Craft Time: Puppets

This is a fun and easy craft for the kids, making paper bag puppets.  The library provided us with white paper bags, construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons, feathers, pom poms, and contact paper cut into different shapes.  Right away my son said that he wanted to make a turkey.
We cut out a large brown heart out of the construction paper, and then cut it in half for the wings.  The hand print contact paper was perfect for the under the beak red thing (whatever it is called).  I also used the contact paper to cut out a smile.  My son used pom poms for the eyes, and he colored the wings.
For the tail we used a hand and flower cut out of the contact paper, and just layered them.  He put the feathers under the finger tips instead of using glue.
Then he colored both sides of the bag / puppet.
He had a lot of fun playing with his new turkey puppet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Tot Craft Time: Weaving

My 4 year old checked out a book all about Textiles for kids today.  Unfortunately he is to young to make most of the crafts in it.  However I thought that he was old enough to learn how to weave.  He recently got new shoes, so I used the shoe box for the loom.  I cut 6 notches on each side, then I strung up some yarn.  Then I made a shuttle (out of a food box) and wrapped yarn around it, and then showed him how to weave with it.  It was to hard for him.  My husband recently weeded out his magazines, so I cut up some pages from one of the magazines.  This was a lot easier for him to learn how to weave with. He really enjoyed it.
Then I made some paper looms and showed him how to weave with them.  A paper loom is just paper with slits cut out from the center but not at the edges.  Now he can go to town with weaving.