Archive for the ‘spring crafts’ Category

Pink bunny clothespin craft

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

What You Need: Flat (“no-roll”) style clothespin, pink acrylic paint, white felt, small white pom pom, two small googly eyes, black marker, scissors, glue.
clothespin bunny rabbit craft supplies

How You Make It: Paint clothespin pink and let dry. Cut thin strips from felt for inside “ears” and glue to long ends of clothespin. Glue on eyes and pom pom nose. Draw on mouth with black marker. You could also glue another pom pom on the back for a rabbit cotton tail!

clothespin bunny craft

Plastic bag butterfly craft

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

This project is quick, simple and fun, along with being a great way to use up scraps!

What You Need: zip-close plastic sandwich bag (or larger, depending on the size of your butterfly), half a pipe cleaner, scissors and (here’s the fun part) all kinds of scraps from your “craft pantry”: dyed pasta, bits of yarn, tissue paper squares and paper “confetti” kids cut by themselves, bits of craft foam, sequins, glitter and so on!
supplies for plastic bag butterfly

How You Make It: Set out a variety of supplies in small containers for preschoolers to choose what to add to their butterfly bag. This is so fun! Then, make sure most of the air is out of the bag, seal the bag and distribute the scraps somewhat evenly on either side of the bag as you “pinch” it together in the middle. Wrap pipe cleaner around middle of bag, twist to secure and bend ends for antennae.

plastic bag butterfly

Egg carton bugs

Monday, July 9th, 2007

What You Need: egg carton, scissors, tempera paint, paintbrush, glue, 1/8-inch hole punch, black pipe cleaner, googly eyes.
egg carton bug supplies
How You Make It: Cut apart egg carton into individual “cups.” Paint bugs however you’d like. Glue on googly eyes. Punch or poke three holes on each side of bug. Cut pipe cleaner into three equal sections and insert one in each set of holes.
egg carton bugs
“We tried it” tip: If you don’t have a small hole punch, a pointy object should work. Pre-punch leg holes for small children.

Clothespin dragonfly craft

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

What You Need: wooden clothespin (either style), 2 small googly eyes, pipecleaner, paint, paintbrush, glue.
clothespin dragonfly supplies
How You Make It: Paint clothespin and let dry. Wrap pipecleaner around clothespin to make “wings.” Glue on googly eyes.
clothespin dragonfly

Sunflower Paper Plate Craft for Spring

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

What You Need: Paper plate, glue, pencil, brown and yellow tempera paints, paintbrush, scissors, sunflower seeds in shell.
supplies to make sunflower preschool craft
How You Make It: Use pencil to draw “scallops” all around edge of paper plate and cut along the lines. Paint entire front of plate yellow. Paint brown circle around middle of plate. Once dry, use glue to adhere sunflower seeds in center.
sunflower seed paper plate for preschooler
Suggested storybook:Sunflower House by Eve Bunting