Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas ..Happy Snowman

Stopping by to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
All you need a little patience and lot of love to make these cute snowmen, that's my mantra for the new year. Hope to get some more crafts ideas and fun ideas in my blog the coming year.

Toilet paper roll (for support)
Circle cut out in white 2 pcs (head -body)
Google eyes
Buttons(color pens work just as well)
Black paper cut out for hats
Decoration for the hat (we used star form stickers)
Color pen (red: we are going festive)

Once you have the supplies, your little one can basically stick everything together.
I helped him and his friends with the glue stick a bit specially with the ribbons but older kids can do just fine without much assistance.

Happy Holidays:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cottons Round Snowman


Aaravs best friend Anoushka just loves to do craft or as she calls it activity time. Thats just the kind of push you need some days to think of a quick craft idea.we made these super cute Christmas cards for the dads.

Construction paper (your choice)
Google eyes
Red paper for hats and nose
Color pens for making the snowman smile and for making shoes and arms

 I just let the kids know how the snowman will look once put together and they asked for help with the mouth and hands. The idea was to use twigs for the arms, but it was too cold to go outside, call us lazy we just used color pens instead and added shoes too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, make something new :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Foot Print Turkey

 Thanksgiving is long gone, we finally got around doing something similar to all the beautiful Turkey and thanksgiving crafts online. My son loves his glue stick so paper crafts always gets him interested. I used green craft paper to trace his foot print and cut some feather like patterns in orange and yellow, our favorite fall colors.


Craft paper foot print cutout
Google eyes
Small cutout for nose and mouth

I explained first how the different peaces will come together to make the Turkey( which amused him and led to questions like why is the Turkey green ) Like I said he loves his Glue stick and soon got busy with the activity. We spoke some more about what Turkey eat and habitat for small farm animals.

More then anything else, all crafts or activities have to be simple and age appropriate.  I like to get everything ready pre-cut before we start including books you want to read. We also talked about thanksgiving and other festivals around the world.