Monday, March 20, 2017
Sometimes you just need an extra craft for the last 15 minutes on a spring afternoon. And, you need it to be low to no prep. And you need easily accessible materials. AND it would be nice if it was pretty much just print and go.
This is the kind of ideal kind of printable crafts we had in mind with our Arts and Crafts packet.
And this blog post is intended to highlight one of our favorites: the Eggshell Chick!
I think one reason this is a favorite craft of children, no matter whether they are 2 years old or 6 years old, is because of the joy of crunching up eggshells.
This is the best part of the whole craft right here! If you've never crunched an eggshell, you should set aside one after breakfast and let it dry for a day or so. Wait until that moment when you need a little stress relief. And then, pull that shell out and crunch away. Kiddos love this.
Now, once your eggshells are all crunched how you want them (some kids crunch them into tiny, tiny pieces, and some keep a few big pieces handy), you're ready for the gluing.
I recommend actual runny Glue rather than a glue-stick for this part. But, basically, you cover the egg shell on our printable Craft sheet (which prints out two chicks per page) with Elmer's or Tacky glue. And then, you have the very nice fine motor practice of adding your shells to the egg.
The finished product looks SO cute! And what a great craft for Spring!
But I also wanted to mention some of the other springtime crafts included in this packet.
We have a bird nest craft...
A vase of spring flowers...
The always needed Caterpillar craft...
And the very spring themed Dandelion Craft (which is a lot of fun to do, but does require a Styrofoam ball per student).
Check it all out in a little more detail here. Hopefully, we have done all the work so you don't have to anything much more than print these out and gather the few extra materials required.
Happy Spring, friends!
Friday, March 17, 2017
It's just an extra little printable craft for today! Happy Saint Patrick's to all! Even if you're arriving late at the party, here's a last-minute craft for your classroom, your Sunday School get-together or Library program.
This is a basic craft printable: color and roll up with tape and or glue. Available in my store.
Happy Saint Paddy's!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
|Our Printable Rabbit craft requires a toilet paper roll, googly eyes and a cotton ball as additional materials.|
I love the creativity on all those craft idea boards and if I can ONLY remember to NOT to throw away the lids of my kids' applesauce squeeze packs, I will be ready for that next dragonfly craft attempt!
|Our bird's nest craft requires googly eyes, shredded wheat and pom poms as extra materials.|
I wanted crafts that were print and go. As much as possible, anyway.
|Finally, I started even making printable eyes to cut out the need for googly eyes.|
|The only thing this chick craft needed was an empty eggshell. Kids have SO MUCH FUN crushing the shells!|
|Our Koi Kite Craft|
There is also an instruction list on each craft page, detailing basic directions.
|Our dandelion craft requires more: a styrofoam ball and Q-tips.|
|Owl Craft from a toilet paper tube, glue and printable owl pieces.|
I also use a lot of toilet paper tubes. Again, nice to recycle these, and you can stockpile them easily.
|Our Quail Craft is entirely printable: made from one sheet of paper plus glue.|
|Snake Craft: requiring tape and cutting only. Or, you could print out the version that kids color themselves.|
|My daughter kept her little paper mouse around for days.|
|Aaarrgh! This underground ant craft was made for small, withered raisins, not plump juicy ones!|
If you'd like to check out this packet in more detail or you are just ready to purchase right now, it is available as a downloadable Arts and Crafts Packet in our store.
Thanks for reading and happy crafting!