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Letter H Arts & Crafts

Letter H Arts & Crafts

More Handprints

Need: Use of an oven, salt, flour, water, bowl, spoon, cookie sheet, paint and or markers.

Directions: Do a handprint in Salt Clay. Mix 1 1/2 cups of salt, 4 cups flour, and 1 1/2 cups water. Stir the mixture till it makes a dough that forms a ball around the spoon. Knead the dough well with your hands, adding water if it is to crumbly. Give each child a hand full of clay to flatten out. Then have them press their handprint into the center of the dough. Set the oven at 300 degrees F . Place the handprinted dough onto a cookie sheet and bake their handprinted dough until hard. When the dough cools, it can be painted to decorate it, or use markers to color it.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Hand Puppets

Need: Colorful disposable gloves and markers

Directions: Fill colored disposable rubber gloves with water and tie them to make hand puppets. Draw a face on the hand with markers. Place them into a water table for the children to play with. Or for a less messy option fill the gloves with air and tie them.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Stick Horse

Need: Heavy paper, art supplies, stapler, newspaper, and gift wrapping paper roll.

Directions: Draw or print a horse head outline on to a piece of heavy paper. Decorate the horse and cut it out. Then staple the sides of the head together all except for the bottom, leaving an opening for stuffing and the stick. Stuff the head with newspaper , then add either a empty gift wrapping roll and staple closed around it. Now the children can pretend to be cowboys, have races, etc… on their very own horse.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Hat Parade

Need: Paper bowls, collage materials, hole punch, sting, paint and glue

Directions: Show the children pictures of different types of hats then have them make there very own hat from a paper bowl. On the sides of the bowl punch two holes in the rim directly across from each other and attach a piece of string to each hole so the hat can be tied around the child’s chin. Allow the children to decorate and or paint the hat how they wish. When dry, have a hat parade to show off their unique hats.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Headbands

Need: Paper, clear tape, markers (crayons or paint)

Directions:Fold a strip of paper and measure it around a child’s head to make sure it is long enough. Allow the children to decorate the paper strip on one side. They can use markers, paints, etc… Once they are finish and dry, wrap the headband around each child’s head and secure with tape.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Handprints In Paint

Need: Paint, paper, a paper plate or shallow pie pan.

Directions: Supply the children with a shallow plat or pie pan. Place a thin layer of paint. Allow the children to press there hands into the pain, then onto a piece of paper randomly to cover it with handprints. Or make the handprints into a Letter H with older children.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Handprint Identity

Need: Paper, pencil or markers, scissors and contact paper or laminating machine

Directions: Have the children place their hand onto a piece of paper. Help them trace and cut out the handprint. Give the children markers and have them write their names onto the palm of the hand. Protect the handprint by laminating it or covering it in contact paper. When you hang art work up on the wall, paper clip this handprint to each child’s work to help parents and others identify there work without defacing the work with a name on the front rather then the back.

added 3-5-99 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education

Hairy Harry

Need: Disposable cup (recycled, plastic, paper, etc…), scissors, construction paper, markers, glue, buttons (or cut them out of paper for young children), potting soil, grass seeds

Directions: Have the children cut eyes, ears, mouths, nose, etc. out of construction paper and glue in place on their cup. Or have them use buttons and other collage materials to make a face on the cup. You can also use markers on the cup. (Though be careful and test first. If the cup has a wax coating it might not work.) Once the cup has a face, allow it to dry. Then have the children fill their cups about 2/3 full of potting soil. They can then plant the grass seeds in the soil by following the seed directions on the package. Place the cups in a sunny place and water regularly. In a few days Hairy Harry will begin to grow “hair”. When his hair gets to long, give it a trim.

added 6-30-98 Original Author Unknown
Adapted by: Christa Of Preschool Education