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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter time means colder weather and with colder weather means more staying in doors to keep warm. What to do with all that extra time with little kiddos? At my daycare we find lots of extra crafts to do. Here are a few we've made this year:

Embellished Mitten Craft

  • Construction paper (colors of your choosing; we chose yellow, red, purple and blue)
  • Printed recent photograph (can be in color or black and white)
  • Lid of a jar (used to trace the circle around the desired photograph)
  • Pencil (used to trace the lid)
  • Scissors 
  • embellishments (ex. sequence, glitter, fuzzy pompoms, etc)
  • glue

Construction Paper Santa Hand 

  • Construction paper (red, pink, black, green, white)
  • Cotton balls (used for the puff on the end of the Santa hat)
  • Template (I made one using an old manila file folder)
  • Pencil (to trace templates and child's hand)
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Note: you can also use googly eyes instead of construction paper for the Santa eyes 
  • Child's hand 

How to display all this wonderful artwork??

Decorated Magnetic Clothes Pins:

  • Clothes pins 
  • Magnetic strip (cut into smaller strips)
  • Glue gun & glue (used to glue magnetic strip onto the back of the clothes pin)
  • Pretty scrapbook paper 
  • Pencil (used to trace around the clothes pin front onto the back of the scrapbook paper)
  • Scissors (used to cut the magnetic strip and the scrapbook paper)
  • Mod Podge (used to glue the scrapbook paper onto the front of the clothes pin)
  • Paint brush

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