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Arts & Crafts: Holidays > Columbus Day


Chris's Ship
Added 9-22-98
Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper, Blue Finger paint, and Crayons

Directions: I have the children draw a picture of what they think Christopher
Columbus' ship looked like. We use blue finger paint for the ocean and encourage lots of wavy lines. At the bottom of the picture I write "Columbus sailed the ocean blue In fourteen hundred and ninety-two!!"


Telescope Added 9-22-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper Towel tube and markers

Directions: They can use a paper towel tubes to make a telescope to look for
land and sea life!!


Water Added 9-22-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper

Directions: Here are 2 ideas for water to be used under Columbus' ships (the ships can be cut-outs or original drawings). Have the child trace his/her hand several times...use some green paper and some blue. When gluing them under the ships,  alternate blue and green with finger tips slightly overlapping the edge of the hand in front of it. Have children make thin, short-linked paper chains...mixing blue and green. You will need to help glue them under the ships.


Boat in Bottle Added 9-22-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Soda Bottle, Cardboard, and Crayons

Directions: For "boat-in-a-bottle" save clear pop bottles (like RC cola ones) and make a cutout along the side of the bottle. Have children draw one of the ships or, again use a cut-out, with a TAB on the bottom. Glue this to a piece of cardboard colored 
blue. Glue the bottle over the ship and there it is!!


A Ship added 10-7-99 Original Author Unknown

Need: Walnut shell, playdough, toothpick, and white paper

Directions: Give each child a walnut shell half, a small piece of playdough, a toothpick and a small square of white paper for a sail. Let the kids decorate their sails with crayons. Help each child punch holes in his or her sail. Show the child how to stick his or her toothpick in one hole and out the other hole. Have the kids roll the playdough into a ball and place in the bottom of the walnut shell.. Then stick the 
toothpick in the playdough.


 

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