Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mummy Halloween Kids Craft

Mummy Halloween Kids Craft
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 18 Months and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision  

Supplies Needed:
  • DIsposable Cup (paper or plastic)
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Toilet Tissue
  • 2 Googly Eyes
Time Needed:  
  • 10 Minutes per mummy
What To Do:
  1. Place a long strip of double-sided tape from the bottom of one side of the cup, over the closed end of the cup, and down to the bottom of the other side. Younger children may find it easier to do this with smaller pieces of tape.
  2. Turn your cup upside down.
  3. Take a long piece of toilet tissue and wrap it around the cup, beginning at the bottom of the open end. Continue wrapping the toilet tissue until your mummy is "wrapped."
    NOTE: If the toilet tissue separates or rips just add more tape to the cup and continue.
  4. Tape the end of the toilet tissue onto the mummy.
  5. Use a piece of double-sided tape (or glue) to add the googly eyes.
Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

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


Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Craft for Kids: Spider in Spider Web

Halloween Craft for Kids: Spider in Spider Web
preschool Halloween craft
for Ages 4 Years and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision





Supplies Needed:
  • Paper Plate
  • 2 pipe cleaners (for each spider)
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Poster Paint (color of your choice)
  • Paint Brush
  • String or yarn (about 3 feet)
  • Hole Puncher
Time Needed:  
  • 30 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
  1. Paint inside of paper plate and let dry completely.
  2. Make spider but cutting (ADULT ONLY) about 6 inches from a pipe cleaner for the body plus six 2 inch segments for the legs.
    NOTE: My kids had their own ideas on how to create the spiders so I let them do it any way they wanted. That's why we have 3 compeletly different spiders - that's art for you!
  3. Twist the pipe cleaners to form and connect the body and legs
  4. Use a drop of glue to put on the google eyes.
  5. ADULT: Use the hole puncher to make holes around the outer portion of the paper plate. Try not to punch holes too close to the edge of the paper plate or it may tear when your child is making the spider web.
    HINT: If you put a piece of tape over the end of the yarn or string (like a shoelace tip) it'll be easier for your child to do the lacing.
  6. To make the spider web have your child lace the string into one of the holes. ADULT: tie a big knot so the end doesn't come thru or use a piece of tape to tape the end to the back of the plate.
  7. Continue lacing with the string or yarn by going from one hole to another across from each other.
    HINT: Make sure your child pulls the string all the way through each time. You'll need a firm spider web to hold the spider :)
  8. When it's done just tape the end piece to the back of the plate.
  9. Place the spider into the web. You may want to hook one of the legs around part of the web so he "hangs" on :)
  10. OPTIONAL: Make additional spiders and hang them from the ceiling!
  11. OPTIONAL: Attach a string and hang from ceiling to make floating ghosts
Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

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.

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

Kids Art Supplies  
Halloween Crafts for Kids

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Kids Craft: Hand Print Flying Bats

Halloween Kids Craft: Hand Print Flying Bats
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 18 Months and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision


Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 10 Minutes per bat
What To Do:
  1. Have your child put his hands down on the black construction paper as if they're in mittens (fingers together, thumb separated). Put his thumbs together and then trace your "bat".
  2. Cut bat from paper with child-safe scissors
  3. Decorate bat with white + red crayon
  4. OPTIONAL: Hang bat with thread from ceiling
  5. OPTIONAL: Create a collage with pumpkins, foot print ghosts, and hand print bats

Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Kids Craft: Foot Print Ghosts

Halloween Kids Craft: Foot Print Ghosts
preschool Halloween craft: fast, simple fun!
for Ages 3 Years and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision



Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 5-10 Minutes per ghost
What To Do:
  1. Have child stand on white construction paper while you trace the shape of his feet.

  2. Cut the "ghosts" out from the paper
  3. OPTIONAL: Make fuzzy ghosts by gluing cotton balls onto them!
  4. OPTIONAL: glue googly eyes on your ghosts
  5. Draw scary, spooky, or friendly ghost faces
    HINT: Top is the child's heel. Bottom is his toes.
  6. OPTIONAL: Attach a string and hang from ceiling to make floating ghosts
Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

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.

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

Kids Art Supplies  
Construction Paper 
Child-safe Scissors

Friday, October 7, 2011

Popcorn Trees for Fall/Autumn: Autumn Kids Craft

Autumn/Fall Kids Craft - from popcorn!
for Ages 3 years and up with Adult Participation and Supervision 

I originally saw a picture of this craft here, but I did not read the instructions. We tried it our own way and it also turned out great - but different than the original!

Supplies Needed:
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • White Glue
  • Popcorn - cooked and cooled
  • Food Coloring
  • Water
  • 3 Sealable Plastic Bags
  • Paper Towels
Time Needed:  
  • 15 minutes to make the colored popcorn
  • 30 minutes plus drying time for the popcorn trees
What To Do:
  1. To color the popcorn:

    CAUTION: Food coloring may stain clothing, skin and surfaces.
    • Pour 1 tsp of water and 4-5 drops of food coloring into a sealable plastic bag. Be sure not to add too much water or the popcorn will shrink to nothing!
    • Add cooked popcorn to plastic bag and seal
    • Shake until all popcorn is coated with color
    • Pour out onto paper towels and arrange 1 layer deep. Color may bleed through so you may want to put the paper towels onto a cookie sheet before adding the colored popcorn.
    • Let dry completely
    REPEAT FOR EACH COLOR POPCORN. We used yellow, orange, and green for fall colors.
  2. Draw a tree trunk and branches on the construction paper
  3. Use white glue to adhere the popcorn pieces to the tree branches
  4. Let dry completely
  5. You're done! ENJOY!




    Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

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

    Kids Art Supplies  
    Construction Paper 

    Based on a craft seen here: http://happyhooligans.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/popcorn-trees/

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Kids Halloween Ghost Craft - Eco-friendly

    Halloween Ghost Craft for Kids!
    Crafts for all abilities!   
    for Ages 3 Years and Up with Adult Supervision



     

    Supplies Needed:
    Time Needed:  
    • 15-20 Minutes
    What To Do:
    1. Using either black or white construction paper make the shape of a ghost using a crayon. 
    2. OPTIONAL: Cut out ghost shape with child-safe scissors
    3. Use white glue to attach the packing peanuts to the ghost shape. Remember to leave a space for the googly eyes!
    4. Add googly eyes with the white glue
    5. OPTIONAL: If you cut out the ghost shape why not decorate both sides? Once dry, punch a hole in the top and hang the ghost with a string for a spooktacular  Halloween decoration!
    6. You're done! ENJOY!
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    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.
    This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Halloween Kids Craft: Flying Owls

    Halloween Kids Craft: Flying Owls by Sarah McCord from MI!
    Crafts for all abilities!   
    for Ages 18 Months and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision  

    Sarah posted a picture of her Halloween Owls Kids Craft on the GummyLump Facebook page and we loved it so much we asked her if we could share it with everyone! Happily, she said yes!



    Supplies Needed:
    • 2 Paper Plates for Each Owl
    • Orange paint
    • 2 Googly Eyes for Each Owl
    • Construction Paper or Scrapbook Paper
    • Glue
    • Craft Foam
    • Masking Tape
    • Scissors (CAUTION: used only by adult in this project)
    Time Needed:  
    • 30 Minutes plus paint and project drying time
    What To Do:
    • In Sarah's version below the adult does all of the cutting. However, if you are working with an older child (3 years and up) you can use construction paper and child-safe scissors for this project and let the child do it all by himself!
    Here are Sarah's Instructions:  
    1. Have each child paint 2 paper plates
    2. ADULT ONLY: After drying cut one plate in half using a pair of scrapbooking scissors to give the edges some sort of scalloped look
    3. ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 large circles from patterned scrapbooking paper
    4. ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 medium circles from white or off white paper
    5. ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 small circles from black or brown craft foam
    6. ADULT ONLY:Layer and glue these for the eyes
    7. ADULT ONLY:Cut a large triangle nose from a coordinating color to the scrapbook paper
    8. ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 small triangles from a 2nd coordinating color
    9. ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 owl feet from either coordinating color
    10. Use masking tape for assembly of the wings - gives a better hold than glue 
    Sarah got the original idea from a Woman's World magazine, but they used colored paper plates. She loved letting the kids paint the plates themselves! She made these owls with her daycare kids ages 18 months - 3 years old. 

    Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

    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.

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

    Kids Art Supplies  

    Construction Paper 

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Fall/Autuman Hand Print Leaves Tree - Craft for Kids

    Make this beautiful Hand Print Tree with your family or classroom!
    Crafts for all abilities!   
    for Ages 3 Years and Up with Adult Supervision    
    Hand Print Tree - great for classroom bulletin board or family craft project!
    This idea was taken from Melissa & Doug's TEACH Newsletter.
    If you sign up for their email list and put teacher as your occupation
    you get a teacher-oriented newsletter with arts & crafts, lessons etc.
    Supplies Needed:
    Time Needed:  
    • Up to 1 hour depending on the size of your tree
    What To Do:
    1. Cut the shape of a tree trunk from brown construction paper or craft paper.
    2. Cut out the shape of your tree top from green construction paper. This will give you a background to the hand prints and also a place to attach them.
    3. Trace hand prints of each child onto construction paper and then cut them out - or if the child is able let them do this themselves. Decorate your "leaves". Estimate the number of "leaves" you'll need and do all of these.
      NOTE: We found it easier to paint, color etc. before tracing and cutting out our hand prints.
    4. Attach the top of your tree to the trunk using glue or tape and then attach your tree to a wall, door, or bulletin board.
    5. Attach each "leaf" to the top of the tree using glue or tape. My kids loved putting each of their own "leaves" on the tree by themselves. This made them very proud. 
    6. ENJOY! You're done!
    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.

    PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar.   
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