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!


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


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


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


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



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!