Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kids Preschool Crafts #47: Paper Bowl Chickadee

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #47: Paper Bowl Chickadee
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up    
Easy to make & adorable baby chick preschool craft
 

Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 15-20 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
CAUTION: An adult should do any foam cutting as child safe scissors will not work on the foam. If you are using construction paper instead of foam, your child can do the cutting.
  1. Pour some yellow paint into a craft bowl and paint yellow the entire front of your paper bowl.
  2. Let dry completely.
  3. From your yellow foam or paper cut out the chick's hair (2 uneven bumps) and glue to underside of paper plate with white glue.
  4. Add glue to front side of chick's hair and fill with yellow pom poms.
  5. Use white glue to add googly eyes.
  6. From orange foam or paper cut a triangle and paste it as the chick's beak.
  7. Cut out 2 small ovals from the pink foam or construction paper for your chick's rosy cheeks and glue onto faceoval.

  8. Cut out your chick's feet from pink foam or construction paper and glue to bottom/front of chick.

  9. From the pink foam or construction paper also cut out a bow shape and glue to your chick's head.

  10. Let dry completely.
  11. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your 3D masterpiece on the wall, or stand it up on a shelf!
  12. 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 you child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.

Substitute any listed supplies for supplies that your child enjoys working with.


 

For Older Children: An older child can further enjoy this project by doing his own scissor work.

A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Fox in Stocks" By Dr. Suess. Take it slowly. This book is dangerous!" the first page cautions. As with all Dr. Seuss books, you can expect bright, playful drawings and wonderful rhymes, but don't take the book's warning lightly -- this one is jam-packed with tongue-twisters! If you can through it without stuttering and stumbling you're better than me! Lots of fun and laughs for little ones...and chicks are in there too!

SING "I'm a Little Chickie"
(sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little chickie, (crouch down) 
Ready to hatch
Pecking at my shell (make a pecking motion)
Scratch, scratch, scratch (make cat like scratching motion)
When I crack it open,
Out I'll jump (jump upl)
Fluff my feathers, 
chirp, chirp, chirp (pretend to ruffle feathers)

Check out these FREE Chick Printables from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!
 
PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar.     

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