Showing posts with label kiddo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kiddo. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kiddo Craft-o's: Shaving Cream

Ever done any marbelizing with shaving cream?? This craft is a blast for kiddo's. Here's what you need:

Shaving Cream
Disposable aluminum pans
Food coloring
craft sticks
straight piece of card board
Sheet of Aluminum foil (bigger than the piece of paper)
plain white paper

~Cut paper to a size small enough to fit into the pan.
~Lay out the sheet of aluminum foil
~Fill the pan with shaving cream and smooth it out flat with the spoon. 
~Drop several different colored drops of food coloring onto the cream (you need only 2 or 3 drops per color).
~Using the craft sticks, swirl around the shaving cream until you make a pattern that you like.
~Press the paper (lightly) down onto the color pattern and leave it there for 10 seconds.
~Pull the paper off and set it down on the sheet of aluminum foil, shaving cream side up.
~Use the cardboard to scrape the remaining shaving cream off the paper and either save it for further use or toss it, mood depending. :-) 
~The marbelized cream should last at least 4 or 5 times, then you'll either want to add more drops or get new cream.
**My most important tip for this craft is to make sure the children understand that they are playing with Shaving Cream and NOT Whipped Cream. :-) 
**I used some Neon food coloring I found at Hannaford....never seen it before but the kiddo's loved the colors!!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kiddo Craft-o's: Watermelon Slice

One of the things I do for volunteer work in my community to run a weekly craft-time at our local library. It's a total blast and it gets my brain working to come up with new and fun crafts. Some are off the top of my head and some have been inspired by others (duly credited, of course). I thought I'd do a weekly progression of the crafts we've tried out.

This week was so darn-tootin' hot, I thought it would be fun to cool down with some watermelon slices. Wish we could have eaten them!!

To do this craft you need:

Paper Plate
Red and Green Paint 
Used Tupperware
Paint Brush
Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

~Pour some salt into a tupperware and mix it up with a splash of red paint that's been watered down. Do the same in a separate container for the green salt. 
~On the paper plate sketch a triangle for the watermelon, rind included:
~ Water down some glue in a container and mix it up. Use a paint brush to paint the rind section of the picture entirely with glue.
~Spoon some green salt over the rind section. Patting down when need and gently shake of the excess onto a paper towel. 
~Now paint with glue the entire melon section, pour the red salt over it, pat it down, and shake off the excess.
~To glue the sunflower seeds onto it, scrape a little hole in the melon salt where you want the seed to go and put a dab of glue in the hole, then press the sunflower seed on top of it. Let the whole thing dry and VOILA!! A slice of melon. Cute, huh??
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

4th of July Craft Collection

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I've been busy as a bee making some 4th of July Crafts, wanna see?? 



 Here's a simple Betsy Ross-ish flag ( I made 12 stars instead of the traditional 13). For this craft all you need is:

Small rectangular piece of wood
red, white, umber, and blue paint

I just found a good picture of a Betsy Ross flag and went to town. I sketched it briefly with a pencil and then painted the stripes area all white and the stars area all blue, letting the areas dry before adding any more. Then, I added red stripes and white stars. I did this on all sides of the wood block for some consistency.  When everything was dry, I did mixed some raw umber and water and did a light wash over the whole piece to give it some aging. I let is dry and Voila!! All done.


Just today I made a little 3d star garland. Simple and easy. HERE is the link for the 5 point star pattern. It's really basic and if you have the time I am sure you can do something A LOT better than what I did. Still, it's fun!!

Last but not least is a fun one for kiddo's. I currently host a craft time at my local library and this was our most recent project (that we'll finish this week).  What you need to make it is:
Card Stock
Black Paint
Color a piece of card stock with as much crayon color as you can like this:

You want every bit of paper showing through covered with crayon. Once finished, paint it entirely with black paint and let it dry. Once it is completely dry, use something pointy to scratch your design on the surface. I went for fireworks to go with the 4th of July theme.  The trick to this craft is that the paint cannot adhere to the wax from the crayons, so it is easily etched away. Fun, eh??

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