Cut out and decorate
paper dolls to form a multi-cultural paper, decorate with crayons, markers
or paint. If done on posterboard, decorate sections with scrap material,
rickrack, buttons, yarn, etc. -OR- There is also a paper Doll at www.makingfriends.com
that you can print out and make.
Big D Shape added
Cut out big D shapes from construction paper or
posterboard and paste on paper
punch holes (dots).
Cut PT tubes into various lengths. Paint each tube a
different color. Glue the tubes (grouped in a
bunch - 4-5) to a piece of painted corrugated cardboard.
Use to hold pencils, rulers, paint brushes, scissors, etc...
Dachshund Pencil Holder
For the body, remove the side of a paper towel with
scissors to make sort of a well. Cover the tube
and only one end with construction paper. For the head, cut
a circle of paper 5" . Cut a 1/3 wedge out of the circle. Fold the
remaining 2/3 into a cone shape and tape together. Tape
the head to the body. Add paper ears, draw on
eyes, a mouth and a nose. For the tail, glue a piece of
chenille stick to the covered end of the tube. For legs attach 4 small
corks with glue.
Dinosaur Crowns added
Cut sponges into the shapes of tyrannosaurus dinosaur
footprints. Fold paper towels in half and place
them in shallow containers. Pour a small amount of brown
tempera paint on top of each towel. Give the children crowns cut out of
construction paper. Let the children cover their crown
with dinosaur footprints by pressing the sponge
stamps first into the paint and then onto their
papers. When the paint has dried, write "tyrannosaurus (child's name)
on the front of each crown
Have the children cut out a circle and glue it to the
center of a paper plate. Show them how to cut
petals in a variety of colors and glue them around the circle
to form a daises. Have the children add stems and leaves.
Ask the children to draw and color large pictures of
their dads (or another important male figure in
their lives). Have them tell you something special about
their dads to write down on the pictures.
Duck Prints added
and yellow Paint, Small Spatulas, Paper, Pie Tin, and a Fork.
Mix Orange and/or yellow paint. Pour
in a large pie tin. Place one or two (small)
spatulas on top of each color of paint. The children walk the
spatulas across the paper to make prints. Talk about how the spatulas
make a shape like the duck's webbed feet. To Do again, use
forks to make chick's feet.
cups, Popsicle stick or pipe cleaner
Give the children yellow and white
paper baking cups. Have them each flatten one of
the cups and spread glue on the center portion. Then have them each
place a second cup upright on top of the glue to make a
daffodil. If desired, let the children attach
Popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners for stems.
Have the children cut out a circle
and glue it to the center of a paper plate. Show
them how to cut petals in a variety of colors and glue them around
the circle to form a daises. Have the children add stems and leaves.
construction paper, Green Construction paper, Brown Construction paper,
Glue Scissors, and Marker.
To make the flower Cut a yellow
circle 5" and another 4". From brown paper cut a circle 2 1/2
inches. Glue the circles one on top of the other. Fringe the yellow
circles. Make a smiley face on the brown circle. Now, glue the flower onto
the stems. Measured each child and make the stems the same height as the
child. Then add two leaves and write the child's name on one leaf and
their height on the other. These looked so cute
along the wall. Above the flowers write the words "Flowers Grow with
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