Saturday, October 24, 2009

Little Guy Craft Roundup

I wanted to share the latest kid crafts we have been doing in our house!!

I do not have my son in a traditional preschool but we do our own little learning time everyday at home. The week we did this project we were learning about seasons. I found the tree picture on the internet and we made his favorite edible finger paint to make the leaves. All you need is Kayro syrup food coloring!! And I love that it dries all shiny.

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We had so much fun together making this little paper pumpkin. Here are some directions:

  1. Cut the toilet paper roll in half. Cut a strip of orange construction paper that will wrap around the toilet paper roll completely and tape the paper into place.
  2. Cut the orange construction paper vertically into strips that are approximately 1 inch wide. You will need 8 to 10 strips. Cut approximately 1 inch off of the length of each strip.
  3. Work with one end of the toilet paper roll at a time. Stick a piece of scotch tape onto the end of one of the paper strips and tape it inside an end of the tp roll. Repeat with three more pieces of paper, so you have strips at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.
  4. Once you have the initial 4 strips down, add another 4 strips of paper so that they overlap the initial 4 diagonally (at 2, 5, 8, and 10 o'clock). See the picture at right.
  5. Now you need to tape the other end of each strip into the other end of the tp roll. Do this just as you did before, only starting with the second set of strips first.

Once you have all of the orange strips of paper taped into place, cut a leaf out of green paper and tape it into the hole to complete your pumpkin.

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And last but not least we gathered some leaves before they got all crunchy and cut the center out of a paper plate. Then you guessed it we busted out the hot glue gun and made this fun little wreath.

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I love craft ideas for kids!! Do you have any family favorites??

11 comments:

  1. You are too good! You're kid is lucky to have you to play with. I just finished your Wenesday blog, so in case you don't check it again...go over to my blog and see what I put. Stay creative!

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  2. Those are cute ideas!! Makes me think I should include my girls in my crafting, too!

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  3. I love the edible finger paint I would love to feature it in my website let me know if you are interested and I will post a link to your website.

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  4. Some of my best childhood memories are the times my mom spent doing crafts with my brothers and sisters and me. You are giving your child a real gift.

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  5. Ooo! I love the tree print. So cute!

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  6. Cool craft projects! I'd never heard of edible finger paint - I'll have to give that one a try for sure!

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

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  7. so cute! I cannot believe how nicely he paints my boys would have had the whole page covered. in a brown gooey mess . . . and I love the pumpkin and the wreath is awesome!

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  8. OT

    Hi! Congratulations for your blog! I'm Andrea, an Italian guy who created and managed a Food&Drinks blog.
    What do you think about a link exchange? :)

    Sorry for my bad English! ;)

    Ricette Blog

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  9. your edible finger paint is featured under Crafty ideas. Thanks for letting me post.

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  10. Those are great. I love the tree idea. My 4 year old daughter will love doing this!

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