Author Archives: HH

Paper Christmas Tree

12/15/14

What you need
Green paper
Scissors
Glue
Embellishments and or paint to decorate your tree

1. Cut out tree shape.
2. Decorate your tree by painting or gluing on embellishments for decorations.

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Paper Bag Reindeer

12/8/14

What you need
Paper bag
Googly eyes
Brown paper
A button, poofy ball or marker for the nose
Glue
Scissors

First, trace and cut out handprints on brown paper for antlers. Glue antlers to the back of the paper bag. Last, glue or draw eyes and nose. Use red for Rudolph or black for a standard reindeer. Let dry.

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Play House

12/1/14
We are starting to get boxes from all my Black Friday online purchases. So today we made a play house. I cut out a door and drew on a door knob. Then, the boys went nuts decorating with crayons. Markers would’ve worked better but I was not brave enough to give my one year old markers.

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Corn

11/17/14

Need some thanksgiving craft ideas? Check out this link.

In the link you’ll find many variations of corn crafts. Here’s the one we made.

Materials:
Paper cut in corn cob shape
Dried corn kernels
Glue
Corn husks or brown paper cut out in corn husk shape.

This is simple. Glue corn to corn cob and glue on the husk. Done!

Tissue Paper Turkey

11/10/14

I saw this adorable and very simple tissue paper turkey found here.

Materials:
Tissue paper cut in squares
Paper plate cut in half
Orange and red paper cut for the beak and wattle
Brown paper cut in a circle
Glue
Scissors
Googly eyes

First, cut the paper plate in half. Then, add glue to paper plate. Next, put tissue paper squares on the glue. Glue the brown paper circle and add eyes, beak and wattle.

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Turkey

11/3/14

This project is one my cousin taught me to do. In my old school district classroom teachers were required sometimes to teach art, music and or gym every year. Not being trained in any of those this we did the best we could. For me I included the few art projects I was taught in my one semester long elementary art class. The rest of my “projects” were more like crafts. This one included.

How to make a thanksgiving turkey:

Pre prep instructions for the littles: (older kids can do these steps themselves)
You’ll need brown paper
Colored paper
Red and yellow scraps
Orange paper

Take a piece of brown paper and fold in half like a hot dog bun. Then on the fold side draw a question mark shape from the top to the bottom of the paper. Cut this shape out and open in up. This is the head and neck. Next, cut a roundish body out of the second piece of brown paper. Then cut feathers out of the colored paper, a beak out of yellow and a wattle out of red. Last, cut strips for legs from the orange paper and fold accordion style. Last cut feet from orange.

With your child glue the head to the body shortening the neck if desired, glue feathers to the back, attach legs and feet with glue, glue on beak and wattle, and finally draw eyes or use googly eyes or black paper cut in circles.

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Puffy Ghost

10/27/14
Today’s project was an idea from No Time For Flashcards. I’ve made this shaving cream paint before when I taught first grade.

Materials
Shaving cream
White glue
Paper bag or thick paper
Paper for the mouth and eyes
Scissors

Directions
Mix 3/4 cup shaving cream with 1/4 cup glue
Put mixture all over the thick paper
Add eyes and mouth
Let dry and cut out a ghost shape

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