Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kids Preschool Crafts #48: Pom Pom Rainbow Toddler Craft

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #48: Pom Pom Rainbow Toddler Craft
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up
   

Supplies Needed:
  • Pom Poms in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. (Can be varied sizes and shades.)
  • 1 Sheet Thick Paper or Cardboard
  • White Glue
  • Newspaper To Keep The Work Area Clean
Time Needed:  
  • 15-20 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do: 
  1. Squeeze a liberal amount of glue onto the bottom middle area of your paper. This will be the innermost rainbow arch. 
  2. Place red pom poms on the glue and press down.
  3. Squeeze a liberal amount of glue in an arch shape above the red pom poms.
  4. Place orange pom poms on the glue and press down.
  5. Continue in this manner until you have used all of the colors of your pom poms  RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE PURPLE
  6. Let dry completely!
  7. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your masterpiece on the wall, or stand it up on a shelf!
  8. 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.

Let your child decide if his rainbow is going to be ROYGBIV or just pretty colors in a row. Have him sort the pom poms by color to prepare for this project!
Sensory Fun! If your child enjoys playing with pom poms, put a bunch of them in a deep bowl or small box. Add a few cups, a large spoon or sand shovel and anything else you can think of that will encourage holding, pouring and playing with them. We added plastic eggs to a container with pom poms and cotton balls and my kids pretended they were baby chicks! Today they pretended they were dinosaur eggs!

 
For Older Children: An older child can further enjoy this project by writing the word RAINBOW at the top of the paper :)

A BOOK with an important lesson that complements this craft project is "The Rainbow Fish" By Marcus Pfister. Although the rainbow fish is the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean, he is not happy. His beauty is so important to him but he must decide if it's more important than  having friends. A very good lesson about what really makes us happy in life :) Beautiful illustrations and textured pages will please any preschooler!
 
MAKE FRUITY CHEERIOS JEWELRY: A craft and a snack in one!

Check out these FREE Rainbow 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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1 comment:

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

I love this---never would of thought to use pom poms!

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