Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to make the Grinch grin classroom craft

 

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Items needed: red, yellow, green, white & black construction paper, crayons, cotton balls, ribbon, bells, pom-poms, glue, scissors, curling ribbon, glitter, camera

You will want to get a photo of each kid in the class. It can be printed in black & white or in color depending on your resources.

Once you have the photos cut out, glue them to the bottom left hand side of the black construction paper.

Using a white crayon, write the Childs name (if it’s a girl follow her name with - Lou Who, If its a boy follow his name with a –Who Who) add curly cues to make the names more decorative.

Take the red construction paper and cut out a Santa’s hat, its a curved triangle.

With the green construction paper you will be cutting a light bulb shape, keep in mind the children will be adding a smile to the bottom part of this light bulb shape, make sure it’s big enough for the children to write a few sentences on how they would make the Grinch smile.

Using the yellow construction paper cut out two teardrop shapes for the eyes of the Grinch, rounded on one end and pointy on the other end.

Now on white construction paper cut out a big “U” shape for the smile of the Grinch.Have the children write how they would make the Grinch smile or if its for the younger children have them draw a photo.

Once the children have written their sentence or drawn their photos, have them assemble and glue the grinch to the black construction paper, using a black marker have them draw a circle for his nose and color in his eye balls.

Finally, let them loose on all the other decorative items they have at their tables (yarn ,ribbon, glitter, string, pom-poms and anything else you can think of craft wise to add) have them glue these items to the top of their heads to create fun hairstyles just like the Who’s had in the book.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Santa Plate for the Classroom

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, It’s time to DECK THE HALLS and walls and windows of your classrooms and FALALALALA with the children as they create the man of the Month SANTA!

what you will need for this project: white paper plate, skin tone colored Crayola markers or Crayola paint, Wiggle eyes, pom-pom balls, red construction paper, glue and lots of cotton balls.

Flip your plate over so that the bottom of the plate is facing up.

Using either the markers or paint have the children color/paint the center of the plate.

Using the red construction paper have the children or yourself cut a triangle with the right side of the triangle curving inwards to create Santas hat.

Grab some glue  and at the top of the colored circle, glue Santa’s hat centered with the right side curving to the left.

Grab two wiggle eyes and one red pom-pom ball and glue the eyes 2” from the bottom of the hat. You will want to make sure there is enough room to add cotton balls to the bottom of the hat without them covering the eyes.

Next it’s time to add the pom-pom ball as Santa’s nose, glue it below the eyes, but keeping it in between the eyes.

Now that it’s time to add all the cotton balls to create Santa’s famous Beard!

First you will want to finish the hat, grab five cotton balls, four will go on the bottom of the hat above the eyes, and your fifth cotton ball will go at the point of the hat at the top. This concludes the hat.

Now for Santa’s beard, you can use two techniques for this part, 1.you can do two circles one around the outside of the center circle of the plate and one on the center of the rippled trim of the plate. 2. the children can do dots where they want the cotton balls to go.

Once you figure which technique will work better for your time frame and or class, have the children add their cotton balls to the glue to finish off the beard.

You better watch out, you better not cry ‘cuz SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!! Well in this case… THE CLASSROOM! Smile

Monday, November 14, 2016

Turkey pudding for the classroom

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Quick and easy snack for any classroom to enjoy.

Items needed: wiggle eyes, chocolate pudding cup, construction paper, glue

  • Using four different colors of construction paper: cut 4 tear drop shapes (rounded at the bottom pointed at the top)
  • Using the yellow construction paper: cut a triangle for the beak of the turkey
  • Using the red construction paper: cut a ridged rectangle
  • Grab your pudding cup and your glue, Flip the pudding cup upside down.
  • Glue 2 wiggle eyes to the top of the upside down pudding cup
  • Glue the yellow triangle under the eyes
  • Glue your red ridged rectangle next to the side of the beak
  • Grab the 4 tear drop shaped construction paper and overlap them on the opposite side of the face, Fan them out to create the feather look on a turkey.

Time for everyone to enjoy some turkey pudding, Don’t forget to wash it down with some PureFUN! Juice.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Native American Headband

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities:

One of our favorite memories in school is getting to make headbands and pilgrim hats. Here is a simple, but decorative headband for children to enjoy making.

All you will need is construction paper, a stapler and markers

  1. Cut a 2” rectangle out of white construction paper. This rectangle needs to be long enough to go around the top of the Childs head. Not too tight so it is uncomfortable for them to wear, but just loose enough for it to come off with ease.
  2. Using the markers have the children color tribal designs: triangles, circles, zigzags, let their creative thoughts flow. You can also turn this into a shapes activity for little ones.
  3. Next grab your colored construction paper, Let the children pick out four of their favorite colors. Once they have chosen their colors, cut out long oval shapes in different sizes, once you have done this you can have the children fringe the sides of the leaves creating a feather.
  4. Once all is cut and colored, you will want to staple the ends of the headband together. Grab your feathers and staple them to the inside of your headband, in the same spot as the staple connecting the headband together. You will want to layer the feathers so all sizes show use the above photo for reference.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Thanksgiving classroom craft

     

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    It’s turkey time, let’s make a gobbling turkey plate!

    What you will need: paper plate, orange,red,yellow & red paint, white construction paper, red construction paper, wiggle eyes, paint palette. paint brush, glue, art apron

    1. Put your different colors of paint in a paint palette and put on your art apron.
    2. Paint the center of the plate: brown
    3. On the rippled rim of the plate: use the red, yellow, orange and just a little bit of brown paint. You will want to alternate the colors creating a pattern
    4. With white construction paper, cut two medium size circles, glue them on the center of the plate towards the top, overlapping one another just a bit for the eyes.
    5. Using the yellow paint, you will paint a triangle under the two white circles in the center of the plate to create the nose.
    6. With the red construction paper, you will cut a rounded squiggle shape to glue on the side of the nose.
    7. Grab your wiggle eyes and glue them to the center of the two white circles to complete your turkey.

    That’s all there is to it! We hope you have a gobbling good time!

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Sunflower Classroom Craft

     

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    What you will need: paper plate, glue, scissors, popsicle stick, green marker, green construction paper, yellow paint & lots and lots of sunflower seeds

    1. Using the yellow paint, paint the frontside of the plate. Set it aside to dry.
    2. With a green marker, color your entire popsicle stick  (front, back & don’t forget the sides)
    3. Grab a pair of scissors and your green construction paper, Cut some leaves to attach to the popsicle stick.
    4. Grab the glue, attach the leaves to the sides of the popsicle stick.
    5. Once your plate is dry, cut 8 triangles out of the outer ring of the plate. This step creates the petals of the flower.
    6. Glue the popsicle stick with the attached leaves to the back side (this is the side of the plate that is still white).
    7. Grab 30 (give or take) sunflower seeds and your glue, glue each seed on to the center of the plate, space them apart evenly creating the center of the sunflower.

    This is the perfect craft for a classroom picture! Take the kids outside in this beautiful fall weather and have them say smile big with their sunflowers!

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Silly Little Turkey Classroom Craft

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    Items needed: Light and Dark Brown, Orange, Yellow, Red, White & Black Construction Paper, Feathers, Glue, Scissors

    Now that fall has arrived, It’s time to start preparing for Thanksgiving crafts.

    Why not start with this silly little turkey!

    Gather all your items needed for this adorable little craft. First things first, grab your handy dandy scissors and your dark brown construction paper. You will be cutting a circle for the base of the turkey. We chose to do a medium size circle. Cut as large or as small as you want the the turkey to be.

    Once you have finished cutting all of the base circles from the dark brown circles, grab your white Construction paper. This is going to be the paper used for the base of the eyes. Cut two large circles (not as large as the original circle that you used for the base of the turkey.) Just big enough that the small black circles can fit in the center of the base of the eye on the following step.

    Using your light brown construction paper cut multiple strips to be crisscrossed and glued to the top of the turkey.

    Now grab the black construction paper and cut two quarter size circles. These are the center of the eyes.

    With the yellow construction paper cut a Medium size triangle. Large enough to cover most of the middle of the turkey, but smaller than the two eyes put next to one another.

    Using the red construction paper, cut a bean shape. This is to be the turkeys wattle.

    Using the orange paper cut two skinny strips to represent the turkeys legs.

    Once you have all the pieces of the turkey cut out, lay them on the children’s desks  along with five colorful feathers and their glue. Then watch your silly little turkeys smile and laugh as they enjoy decorating their very own silly little turkeys!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Football Trees

    October is coming to an end and the leaves are falling. It can only mean Fall is here and Football games too!! It’s time to transition your rooms so, why not have the children help with the decorations this year with these Festive Fall Football Trees!

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    Items needed: Construction paper, Silver Sharpie, Glue or glue sticks and Scissors

    Pick out the colors you would like the children to work with. (Suggetions on colors to use: red, orange, yellow, for those who would like to add more colors add purple, blue and pink )

    For the leaves: cut ovals in all the colors you would like the tree leaves to be, repeating this step as needed to aquire the amount of leaves needed for a full tree. Using the brown construction paper, cut out all of the footballs in an oval shape as well.

    (You can have the little ones cut out the leaves and footballs or have them precut and ready to go to make craft time a breeze.)

    For the trunk of the tree:  cut a rectangle with a wider trunk to give it the tree trunk look.

    For the footballs: once the footballs have been cut out, use the silver shapie to add the lines of the threads on the football. (It’s best for the teachers to do this task due to it being a permanent marker and not a washable marker.)

    Now that all the parts of the trees have been cut out and the footballs have been lined, use the glue or glue sticks to layer the leaves and footballs to the tree trunk creating a… Ready… set… hike…Football Tree.

    Happy Football Fall Everyone!

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Bug Juice

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    What you will need: plastic bugs or plastic spiders, brown construction paper, Punch bowl or fish bowl, ladel, PureFUN! Green Watermelon 100% Juice blend Concentrate, ice

    (Note: if using spiders instead of bugs you can call the juice Creppy Crawly Juice and use PureFUN! Fruit Punch 100% Juice blend Concentrate for red juice instead of green)

    • Once you have all of your items needed, make sure to wash the bugs and or spiders.
    • Start with blending the PureFUN! juice according to the instructions on the bottle.
    • Add blended PureFUN! juice and ice to the punch bowl
    • Stick bugs/spiders in the juice and mix around with the ladel.
    • Using the brown construction paper: cut a rectangle out and on each end of the rectangle change make it look rugged you can frey the ends or snip a few parts off. Once you have the rectangle the way you would like it, cut a strip for the post of the sign. Either write or print out the Bug juice label & tape it to your sign.
    • Next step is to add the completed sign to the punch bowl or fish bowl where ever you desire.

    Kids of all ages will enjoy this tasty juice!

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Spooktacular Tissue Paper Black Cat Craft

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    Items you will need: paper plate, construction paper, tissue paper, glue, chenille stems, Crayola washable marker

    Have the children cut out 2 triangles from the black construction paper for the ears, 1 circle from the pink construction paper for the nose, 1 arrow and 2 ovals with the white paper for the mouth and eyes.

    Next the children will need to tear or cut pieces of tissue paper to glue to the front of the paper plate.

    Once they have covered the front of the plate with the tissue paper thay can glue the eyes, nose, & mouth on top of the black tissue paper.

    With a Crayola washable marker have the children color in the eyes of the cat with their favorite color.

    Take the two grey chenille stems and have the children fold the chenille stems in half and then glue them onto the cats face on each side of the nose creating whiskers.

    The ears are the last thing to add to complete the cat. Take the two triangles and glue them to the top back side of the plate.

    We hope you have a Spooktacular time making your PUURRFECT Halloween craft!

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Halloween Treat Bags

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    What you will need: gloves,assorted halloween candy, Ribbon or yarn, Spider ring

    Quick and simple treat for kids to enjoy in the classroom!

    Step one: Fill the glove with your candy of choice

    Step two: Tie your ribbon or yarn

    Step three: Add a spider ring to one of the filled fingers for decoration

    WALA!! You have a halloween treat bag every child in your class will enjoy!

    Jack the Jack O’Lantern

     

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    Jack O’ Lantern Fun & Easy Kids Craft!

    First things first get all of your supplies Smile here is a list of what you will need:

    · Paper plates

    · Glue

    · Orange tissue paper

    · Green,brown & black Construction paper

    · Scissors

    Step 1: Cut the orange tissue paper into squares

    Step 2: Cut the brown construction paper into rectangles (for the stem)

    Step 3: Cut the black construction paper into three triangles (for the eyes and nose of the Jack O’ Lantern) and then cut a smile (feel free to be creative with your smile/eye cut outs)

    Step 4: Trace the children’s handprints on the green sheet of construction paper

    Step 5: Cut the hand prints out (for the leaf)

    Step 6: Have the children glue the orange squares of tissue paper onto the back side of the plate

    Step 7: Have them glue the brown rectangle to the top left side of the pumpkin and then glue the green hand print on as the leaf of the pumpkin

    It’s finally that time to add the finishing touches!!!

    Step 8: Have the children glue the face to their pumpkins in their own creative way.

    Don’t forget to have them sign their names to their pumpkins!

    Hope everyone has as much fun making these Jack O’ Lanterns in their class as much as we did!

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Creppy Crawly Spiders

    These spiders can be made from paper or foam cups. We have provided a cute friendly version as well as a traditional

    Who wouldn’t mind coming across these creepy crawlers in your classroom, I know I wouldnt!!

    What you will need for both friendly and scary spiders:

    • Foam or Plastic cup,
    • Acrylic paint: black, white, orange, green, red, & purple
    • Wiggle eyes 
    • Foam applicators
    • Red and Black Sharpie markers
    • White paint pen
    • Toothpicks
    • Chenille stems: red, orange, purple, green and black

    Step 1: Paint foam or plastic cup in desired color, black or orange. Set aside to dry.

    Step 2: Line up all the Chenille stems  together evenly, cut in half. Bend each stem half about 1/3 of the way down, Set aside for step 6.

    Step 3: For the black spider's eyes, dip the round applicator in white paint and gently press and turn on the front of the cup.

    Step 4: Use a white paint pen to add a line for a mouth. Use a toothpick dipped in red paint to ad eyebrows, nostrils and fangs.

    Step 5: For the friendly spider, add some spots to the cup with your purple,green,red paints. Glue on 2 wiggle eyes (use different sizes for fun!). Draw a smile on with a red Sharpie marker, with white paint pen add tooth and with black marker add nose.

    Step 6: To add the legs, poke the shorter end of the bent Chenille stems  into the cup. Repeat so that there are 4 legs on each side. Bend the bottom of the long end of the Chenille stems  to form a foot.

     

    Hope you enjoy your Creppy Crawly friends this Halloween!

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Tasty Halloween pudding cups

    Frankenstein pudding cups - how adorable is this? great for kids! #halloween #halloweenie: Halloween Pumpkin Pudding Cups: A Halloween dessert recipe with vanilla pudding, pumpkin, cream cheese and spices mixed together and served in a decorated cup:

    Here is a simple tasty treat that your childcare students will love!

    Items you will need:black sharpie marker, Plastic cups, vanilla pudding, green and orange food coloring, oreos for frankienstien,pretzel rod for jack o lantern stem, mint leaf is optional

    1. follow the directions on the pudding box

    2. add either green or orange food coloring

    3. make faces on cups with your sharpie

    4. add pudding to your plastic cup

    5. add your oreos to the top of frankenstein or your pretzel and mint leaf to the jack o lantern

    6. Enjoy!

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Spooky the paper plate cat

    12 Crafts For Kids Using Paper Plates - Bored Art:

    Items needed to make spooky the cat : paper plate, Crayola washable black paint , paint brush, black marker, glue, tooth picks, Wiggle eyes and fuzzy nose

    Everyone knows that witches always have an adorable sidekick named Spooky the cat. This is one art project children of all ages will enjoy making!

    4 simple cutting steps : take your plate and cut your plate into five pieces

    1. cut the moon shape
    2. cut the circle for the cats head
    3. cut two triangles for the pointed ears
    4. cut the curve of the tail

    Once all of the cutting has been done have the children use the crayola paint to cover all five parts of the cat. That way all the parts of the cat can be drying before they glue the pieces together.

    Step 1:Have the children glue the two triangles to the backside of the circle of the cats head, Step 2: have them glue the circle with the ears to the top of the plate(whichever way the child would prefer the cat to be facing), Step 3: glue the tail to the opposite side.Once they have the body of the cat glued together they are able to create the spooky face of the cat. Step 4:use the marker to make the mouth of the cat Step 5: glue the toothpicks, wiggle eyes and nose on

    We hope you love spooky the cat as much as we do!

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    DIY PureFUN! Juice Fruit Snacks



    What you will need: 1 cup pureed fruit, 1 cup PureFUN! Juice of your choice, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cup cold water and 1/3 cup unflavored gelatin, 1 Sauce Pan, 1 9x9 Cake Pan or Candy Mold


    imageStart by putting your fruit into the blender and pureeing it until it is smooth. Once pureed, measure to make sure you have a cup.

    Next, add 1 cup of PureFUN! Juice and ¼ cup of honey to your pureed fruit and puree the mixture again until it is smooth. When complete, pour your mixture into a large bowl and place it to the side.

    Now you are ready to get your gelatin going. Start by filling a saucepan with 1 cup cold water and stir in the gelatin mix. Note that your mixture will start to thicken and try to solidify as you mix it.

    Next, place the mixture over a medium-low heat. Continue to stir the mixture occasionally until the gelatin has dissolved. In between stirring you will you will need to get your ungreased 9" x 9" cake pan or candy molds set up for the next few steps.

    The process speeds up a bit here to avoid the mixture hardening while you are trying to pour so be prepared! Once your gelatin has dissolved, pour it into the fruit mixture and whisk them together. Quickly pour the mixture into your cake pan or candy molds and allow it to cool in the refrigerator uncovered for 2 to 3 hours.

    When your mixture has set completely, you are ready to carefully remove it from the cake pan or candy molds. If you chose to use the cake pan, just take a knife and cut it into squares or other shapes to mimic the look of a fruit snack.


    Your fruit snacks can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. Enjoy!