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Glowing Jugs

7 Nov

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Horrible picture, I know! But shows the jugs we decorated glowing in the trees at night.

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Another camp craft, this time very close to Halloween we made glowing milk jugs. The kids painted clean, gallon size, plastic jugs. I tied them to tree limbs and at night added  a glow stick to each one. They looked very cool and creepy, since some of us painted a spooky theme.

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Plan on doing this again, it was easy fun!

Got the idea here, they have much better pictures too check it out: http://sweetlittlepeanut.com/editorial/diy-projects/diy-milk-jug-camping-lanterns/

Easy Tie Dye

7 Nov

Not a huge fan of the mess of tie dye so when I saw this idea on Pinterest I jumped at our first opportunity to give it a try!

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We were camping, I like to do a craft when camping, I brought the supplies along with us!

All you need is spray bottles, rubbing alcohol, permanent markers, plastic cups, rubber bands and white T-shirts.

Stand the cups up inside the shirt, place a rubber band over the top to make a little drawing area. Draw whatever you wish inside the circles, we have found the more color the better! Spray with rubbing alcohol. Let it dry a little, then remove rubber bands and cups hang to finish the drying process and Wa La! A super cute tie dye effect shirt!

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Other kids at the campground wanted to know where they got the shirts!

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Community Helpers Craft

24 Feb

This weeks unit in Kindergarten was Community Helpers. For some reason I could not think of a craft for the kids, so I fell back on and old craft I remembered my own kids doing in preschool. Just to find out that on Pinterest this craft is still being used! But I had to add something to it, well just because that’s how I am. So I decided to make these little bags 2 sided. A Doctors bag and a tool box.

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Above show the supplies I used . I started by folding large construction paper and then cutting the edges round and a handle to make  a bag, then a piece of paper that would fit inside the bag.

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Of course it needed to stay together so I punched holes along the bottom so the kids could lace them together with yarn.

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Then I made and printed out labels that said (blank’s) Tool Box and Doctor (blank’s) Bag. I also found some cute printable’s online for tools and Dr. supplies, to go inside the bags.

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Overall the kids like doing the craft, their favorite part was lacing up the bag and they thought it was cool how the bag had 2 sides.

Valentine’s Box

20 Feb

Making Valentine’s boxes is so much fun! For Kate’s class party she wanted something that went along with Rapunzel, of course I hit up Pinterest . We found this awesome Valentine box someone had made. There was no attached website just a photo but it was settled Kate wanted her box to look like this.

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So me I wanted to simplify it and came up with a simple yet cute idea. We used a shoe box, some paper, a Pringles can, foam hearts, construction paper and yellow yarn.

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We covered the box in green butcher paper cut out a slot for all her mail, wrapped the can in a silver card stock I had and made a cone for the top of the tower.

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Cut a window and her name out of construction paper and added some yarn for Rapunzel’s hair. Turned out cute, she loved it and so did her classmates!

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The 100th Day of School

10 Feb

Well the 100th Day finally came and Kate was so excited! She needed an outfit, I found a T-shirt at the dollar store and I had 2 bandannas here at home. I cut out the 100 and a rectangle background. We added some ruffles to the bottom of some pants shes about to outgrow. It turned out perfect for her fun day!

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In class they did a lot of counting to 100 things, they made fruit loop necklaces, trail mix with 100 items, face painting and 100 day hats.

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All the kids did such good jobs on their 100 day projects, here are a few.

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100th Day of School Project

6 Feb

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This year has flown bye, I can’t believe it’s already the 100th day of school! The Kindergartners were assigned to make a 100 day project containing 100 items. We wanted to make sure ours was different and fun (and most important CHEAP)! So we found the colored Pom Pom’s, 80 in a pack for $1.00, perfect! We left them sitting out for a few days to get the creative brain juices flowing. Someone mentioned clown hair and that was it, she had her mind set. I really think she had fun counting those Pom Pom’s, she got very excited when she realized 10 groups of 10 made 100.

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Outer Space Crafts

2 Feb

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Kindergarten was learning about Outer Space this month, I try to incorporate what they are learning in class to the projects we do for art.

For the first craft I wanted to do bubble wrap painting and decided to give it a try. I love letting the kids use different types of mediums in projects, so I added the paper tube painting, star stickers and an interactive space ship. It swings from the string to look like its flying in space across the planet.

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First I started with plain white construction paper and traced a bowl for the planet. This is what the kids will bubble wrap and paper tube paint.

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I then found a space ship online and printed it out, the kids can color it anyhow they would like. My local Walmart had the star stickers for $1 a package. Used kite string I had on hand and black construction paper. The tape is to tape the string to the colored and cut out space ship and the back of the black paper.

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I was running low on TP rolls so I just cut some extras from wrapping paper rolls and other paper tubes I found. This way they could chose different sizes to use. I picked a few colored paints, and bubble wrap from packing supplies.

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The kids painted a color in the middle of pre-cut bubble sheets, stamped them onto the traced circles. They had to paint and stamp a few times to cover the entire planet. Then they choose the tube they wanted and stamped that over the bubble paint, let dry a little while, then cut out their planets. Each kid put star stickers all over the black paper and then I attached the space ship with tape and kite string. They loved how the space ship moved across the page, lots of smiles and count downs when the project was finished.

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For the planet with flying astronaut, I used 2 thin uncoated paper plates, 1 large foam plate, shaving cream, food coloring, pipe cleaner, an astronaut printable, popsicle stick, ribbon and lots and lots of paper towels!

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First we covered the foam plate in shaving cream added a few dots of food color and then the kids swirled it around with a popsicle stick until the pattern looked nice.

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Then the child placed the uncoated paper plate on top of the shaving cream, pushed down just a little. Then pull straight off it will be coated and a big mess. We did this twice so when the planet is hanging it has two colorful sides.

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Next, and this part I did, you use the popsicle stick to scrap off the remaining shaving cream. The designs on the plates looked so bright and colorful.

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The kids colored the astronaut I attached it to a pipe cleaner, and then between the 2 plates. Just add your string hand it up and enjoy! The kids loved these we added small pictures of their faces onto the helmets.

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