Monday, March 14, 2011

Celebrate Einstein's Birthday with this Look-Alike Preschool Craft

Einstein Look-Alike Preschool Craft: A Tribute to Albert Einstein for Kids Project #54
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up  
"The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing." Albert Einstein


Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 20 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do: 
  1. Paint an oval in the center of the black construction paper using the white paint.
  2. Let Dry.
  3. Meanwhile, pull apart 4-5 cotton balls so that they are wispy.

  4. From the white construction paper cut out 2 eyes, a nose, and a mustache. Use your crayon to color in his eyes.
  5. Continue when paint is dry:Glue both eyes onto the white oval (his face)
  6. Glue nose and mustache onto the face.
    Oops! We forgot his nose!

  7. Apply white glue around his face going from the edge of his face outward about 1 to 2 inches.

  8. Apply the wispy cotton to the glue for his notable hair!
  9. Put 1 dab of glue above each eye and add a wisp of cotton for white eyebrows.
  10. Let dry completely.
  11. Admire one of the greatest physicists of all time - whose name has become synonymous with GENIUS!
  12. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your 3D masterpiece on the wall or door!
  13. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.

Why We Love Crafts for Kids:   
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs: 
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project. 

Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.


If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

Substitute art supplies that are easiest for your child to work with to limit frustration. You can use paint instead of the construction paper for his features and even his hair. You could also use only construction paper instead of the paint or the cotton balls.
 
For Older Children:
An older child can further enjoy this project by doing his own scissor work and writing EINSTEIN.

Go to http://www.MeetEinstein.com
for more about this book!
A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Meet Einstein” By Mariela Kleiner. I found out about this book on Teach Preschool, a fantastic website with tons of interesting projects, crafts, curriculum and educational ideas for preschoolers. The author of the site, Deborah Stewart, has been a professional in early childhood education for over 20 years!


Learn about the book "Meet Einstein" and a great preschool lesson plan built around this book at this Teach Preschool article!


 
Einstein Links for Kids:
 
Why Did Einstein Say Negative Things About His Education like...
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." and
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

His answer: "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year." "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." 

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