Archive for the ‘winter crafts’ Category

Popsicle stick sled Christmas ornament

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Kids’ names fit perfectly on these little sleds that can be hung from the Christmas tree or in the classroom.
Popsicle stick sled
What You Need: 6 craft sticks; length of ribbon; glue; glitter glue.
How to Make It: Arrange 5 sticks in sled shape as shown, touching and on a flat surface. Spread glue on back of sixth stick and place it across the base, about 1 1/2″ from the top. Let dry and tie on ribbon. Use glitter glue to write child’s name. Optional: You could punch or cut out little mittens, hats and boots to glue to the sled to look like someone is using it!

Paper plate snowy owl

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

This owl is quick and easy, using affordable items you probably already have on hand.
snowy owl paper plate
What You Need: 1 regular-size paper plate and one dessert-size paper plate; cotton balls; scraps of yellow and brown construction paper; black pen; glue; scissors.
How You Make It: Cut triangle shape out of large paper plate. Glue small paper plate just above the cut-out part as shown. Cut triangle and two ovals or circles from construction paper and glue on for eyes and beak. Use black marker to add to eyes. Glue cotton balls all over and you have an owl!
Note: If you were making a different type of owl, you could glue the cut-away part of the large plate behind the small plate to make ear tufts. (Snowy owls don’t have ear tufts.) Also, how about making matching snowy owl cupcakes for a preschool theme or lesson on owls?