Today’s project is something I used to have my students make when I was teaching. I made it less messy by using construction paper but painting is another way to do it.
Toilet paper roll
Black construction paper cut to the size of the toilet paper roll or paint
Black construction paper cut out wings
1. Gather materials
2. Put glue on construction paper or paint toilet paper roll. Roll up paper around the roll.
3. Glue on wings and eyes
4. Draw on a smile.
Today was an easy day. I printed Peppa coloring pages and gave the boys markers.
Today we made paper pumpkins.
Paper plate or paper cut out in a pumpkin shape
Orange paper or tissue paper cut or torn into pieces
Black paper cut into shapes for the face
Fist cut or tear your orange paper. I cut for my 1 yr old then decided tearing was faster. My two yr old cut his own. Then put glue on the paper plate and fill with orange pieces. Next, glue on the eyes, nose, mouth and any other pieces for the face you want.
The idea for this project came from no Time for Flashcards. I changed the project a bit by using the paper and gluing on pieces instead of using paint. My 2 yr old had a very unique vision for how his Jack ‘O Lantern should look.
Today’s craft came from Glued to my Crafts We didn’t have orange tissue so we made red foxes instead. If you notice in the last post the boys are wearing the same outfits. It’s because we did both crafts on the same day. We’re a little behind in projects because morning sickness was bad the last few weeks. So we’re are catching up now.
Tissue paper of your choice
Google eyes or paper to make eyes
Paper for ears
Pom Pom nose or paper to make the nose
Cut paper plate to a triangle shape
Cut tissue into squares. Glue on tissue all over the paper plate. Add eyes, ears and nose.
Coloring day is as easy as it sounds. All you need is paper and something to color with. We used crayons. Sometimes simple projects like this are when we can be our most creative.
This project is just something simple we do instead of carving pumpkins. I was saving this for later in October but at the farmer’s market yesterday Adam insisted on buying tiny pumpkins. So we did the project a little early.
Use the sponge to apply paint to the pumpkin.
This project I’ve seen a couple different places. I’ve seen it done with cars and trains. Here is one done with trucks. We did this one while Max took his nap. It made cleanup much easier. Adam first used the cars to paint then he dipped his hands and it became a sensory project.
Dip car tires into paint and roll across the paper.