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Glowing Jugs

7 Nov



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

Daytime pic.


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.




Plan on doing this again, it was easy fun!

Got the idea here, they have much better pictures too check it out:

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!


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!



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


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.


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

Outer Space Crafts

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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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