Monday, July 27, 2009

a few cute kiddo crafts.

Since I've only got a week left before Andrew starts full day kindergarten, I want to spend a lot of time at home, chatting and spending quality time together. We want to limit the errands, eliminate time spent in the car, and do as much as we can from the comfort of our air-conditioned home. :) So I was looking up some fun, fast, and easy crafts that we could do in the next few days, and I wanted to share some with all of you!

First of all, if you haven't yet experienced the fabulous Family Fun website, go now and peek! It has amazingly fun crafts, activities, and so much more. I wanted to find some un-messy crafts that we could do together at the kitchen table, and the following two were perfect! :)
Tweet Paper Birds!
Scrapbook paper
Colored paper clips
Glue stick
Hole punch or pushpins

1. For each, draw a bird figure on a piece of scrapbook paper (or download the template from the website). Cut out this figure, trace it, and cut out the matching shape.
2. Bend a colored paper clip or two into feet and tape them to the back side of one figure. Use a glue stick to join the two matching figures, sandwiching the paper clip legs between them.
3. Make an eye with a hole punch or pushpin and adjust the legs so that the bird can stand on its own.

Slithery Paper Snakes!
Card stock or scrapbook paper
Old Magazine
Ballpoint pen
Marker or gel pen

1. Place a large sheet of card stock or scrapbook paper (ours were 12 by 12 inches) face down on a magazine. Use a ballpoint pen to draw a curvy line on the paper, pressing firmly enough to score the paper. For a snake that coils over itself like the ones pictured, draw curves that wind close to one another.
2. Using your line as a guide, cut out the snake (ours are about one inch at their widest point).
3. Flip the snake over and pinch the scored line to add dimension to the body. Wrap the snake around itself for added effect. Add eyes with a marker or gel pen.

Andrew has made a whole family of snakes this morning, and it has been easy for him to draw, cut and create! Do you have any fun craft ideas that we can incorporate into our week?? Or any fun websites that show how to create some fun kid's crafts or activities?? Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, xo! :)


Sara said...

The birds are darling, and the snakes are right up my boys alley. Great crafts!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh I love the birdies! Snakes I could do without ;)

Enjoy your time together!!!

Jill said...

Oh my word! the little birdies are adorable!! (I don't think my girlies would like the snakes though)
Thanks for the tip...we are doing the same things before school next week! :(

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