Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Buzzy Bee Thumbprint Art

Fingerprint art is so much fun and the possibilities are endless! Bzzzz! Lets make thumbprint bees today, these are so cute and easy to make! What you need: drawing paper, paint brush/black marker pen and washable kid's fingerpaint. First dip thumb in yellow paint then press onto white paper. Let dry.

My daughter using black paint to draw her own stripes, antennas, wings and eyes to turn them into bees.

Alternatively, you can use a marker to draw the stripes, antennas, wings and eyes.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cotton Ball Sheep Ram Craft

The sheep is an animal which has a thick coat of fleece on its body. A female sheep is called ewe and a male sheep is called a ram.

This is an easy project even for young children. Just glue on the cotton balls! What you need: cardstock/drawing paper, cotton balls, glue, crayons/colored pencils. Draw a simple sheep ram on paper and color it. Glue on cotton balls to make ram fluffy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Handprint Tree

This is a simple little project to do with your kids. What you need: drawing paper, paint brush and washable kid's fingerpaint. Paint a tree trunk then use the paint brush to apply paint on your kids hand then press on the paper as many times as your kids like. Once the tree has the fullness and coloring your kids like, dip a fingertip in the paint to make leaves on the ground beneath the tree.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Felt Flower Craft

This is a simple and easy felt flower craft for kids. What you need: cardstock/drawing paper, felt paper, scissors, glue, crayons/colored pencils. Cut out the flower shape, then cut out small circle as well from a different color of felt paper. Let your kids to glue the flower shaped felt onto paper and glue the small circle to the center of the flower. Kids can decorate their flowers however they wish with crayons/colored pencils.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Stamp Art

Use empty toilet paper roll to make this "circle" project with your kids. What you need: empty toilet paper roll, drawing paper, shallow container/paper plate and washable kid's paint. Let your kids dip the toilet paper roll end into paint then onto white drawing paper. Add as many circles as they like all over the page. And here is the finished work.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Handprint And Footprint Art

Here are some ideas for creating handprint and footprint art with kids. What you need: papers, marker pens/crayons, paint brush and washable kid's fingerpaint. Use the paint brush to apply paint on your kids hand/foot then press on the paper. They can mix the colors however they want.

To make a footprint chick, brush yellow and orange paint onto the foot and press the foot gently on the paper. Use marker pens/crayons to draw eye, beak and legs, turning their footprint into a chick.

Have your kids paint one of their hands grey then press their hands on paper. But my daughter wants her elephant red, that's fine for me. I don't limit her imagination. Then let the kids draw eyes, ears, tail and tusks on the elephant using marker pens/crayons. Ta-dah! Here is her handprint red elephant!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paper Plate Fish Craft

This is another easy fun project to make. What you need: paper plate, scissors, glue, washable kid's fingerpaint, wiggle eye(optional). Assist your little one to cut a wedge shape out of the paper plate, this creates a mouth and a tail. Glue the wedge shaped tail as picture below. Let the kids paint the fish however they wish. (Optional: Glue on the wiggle eye.) Here is the finished fish by my 3-year-old.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Easy Paper Plate Face

This is super easy project for toddlers. What you need: paper plates and washable kid's fingerpaint(wash easily from skin and clothing). Using the paper plate as the base, toddlers learn parts of the human face and where they are located. Let them use their little hands to explore, fingerpaint is their favorite!