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Sunflower hands craft

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Sunflower hands

Sunflower hands

Capture the size of your preschooler’s little hands with this fun sunflower craft that’s quick to make at home or in school, with just a few basic supplies. It’s a great summer day camp activity, too.

What You Need: Yellow construction paper; pencil; glue; sunflower seeds; black pipe cleaner; brown pipe cleaner; scissors; stapler.

How to Make It: Trace child’s hand 8 to 10 times on yellow construction paper, using pencil. Have child cut out the hand shapes (littler kids will need help). Arrange the hands upside down (so the pencil marks don’t show), overlapping in a circle, and glue, tape or staple together. Staple straight brown pipe cleaner to back of sunflower. Cut black pipe cleaner in half and bend into circle. Staple to center of flower. Use glue to add sunflower seeds to center.

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

What You Need: 5 Popsicle sticks, blue craft foam, tan cardstock or construction paper, scissors, foam fish and other sea creatures, googly eyes and glue.
Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl

How You Make It: Cut wave-like notches along top edge of blue craft foam. Arrange 5 Popsicle (craft) sticks as shown so that they overlap one another in a fishbowl shape and glue the sticks together at their ends. (Make sure the Popsicle stick “frame” is smaller than the foam piece.) Trim blue foam piece so it’s slightly smaller than the craft stick frame. Cut tan cardstock about 1 inch high in a curvy shape for “sand” and glue to bottom of blue foam. Then glue the frame over the foam. Fill with foam fish, starfish, sea horses, whales and so on. Add googly eyes and you’re done!

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Recommended storybook: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.