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Turkey in Disguise!

November 6, 2010
Turkey in Disguise!

Thanksgiving Turkey’s in Disguise With Thanksgiving not too far off, this is a great art project that really allows your child’s sense of humor to come through! Turkeys are usually the center of the holiday meal.  Your child is going to make a disguise for a turkey so perhaps they can miss being on...
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Introducing Weaving!

November 3, 2010
Introducing Weaving!

  Weaving My students are learning how to weave.  They have gone from simple looms to more complicated weaving around a box to  make a bag. It’s been fun sharing something I enjoy and seeing my students enjoy it too! Steps to make your own: It is simple to make the cardboard looms. They...
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Colonial America Craft – Sampler

October 31, 2010
Colonial America Craft – Sampler

Samplers Samplers were a way to show how well a child could sew. Learning to sew and embroider was necessary for making clothes, napkins and linens. Samplers usually had a short verse, the child’s name and date on it and were finished with a border using a variety of stitches. There are 2 versions...
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Colonial America Crafts – Stenciling

October 30, 2010
Colonial America Crafts – Stenciling

  The Art of Stenciling Paint was scarce in colonial times. Stenciling was a way to decorate bare walls and furniture that didn’t require much paint. The pineapple was a traditional symbol of colonial hospitality. Materials needed: Colonial pineapple pattern paper plate for the paint scissors sponge -cut into 2 for 2 colors or...
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Snow Art Sculpture

February 19, 2010
Ice tower.

Snow Art Sculptures Just like white walls scream for color, so does the expanse of white that lays before your child after a snowfall. Here’s a simple way for them to bring a little color into the world by having fun in the snow making snow sculptures. Materials: assorted containers (spray  non-stick cooking oil...
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Snow Animals to Make Your Own Zoo

February 19, 2010
Snow Animals to Make Your Own Zoo

Snow Animals Is your child allergic to animals? Or have they  always wanted a dog or cat? They can build their own or any other animal that they want. Snakes are especially easy and fun to do. Using snow to make their own snow animals in life size or bigger! What fun to have...
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How to Make a Paper Mâché Dinosaur

June 19, 2009
How to Make a Paper Mâché Dinosaur

 Paper mâché cheetah   When my son was young, he always liked making paper mâché versions of the animals he was interested in or studying. We still have the models. It is a way to engage your child in their learning and making the animal models are easy to do once you understand the...
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Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

January 29, 2009
Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

This is an easy way for your child to practice spelling words and it is also great for fine motor development. You’ll Need: a copy of the words to learn a sheet protector play dough (recipe follows) One way to practice is by placing one spelling word (written on 81/2 x 11 paper) inside...
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Paint with Apples

October 18, 2008
Paint with Apples

Painting with apples cut in various shapes gives your child an opportunity to explore textures, shapes and colors in a safe environment. Materials: 2 apples knife paper plate butcher block or white construction paper tempera paints in assorted colors Cut the apples to create different shapes: Cut one apple horizontally – when apples are...
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Volcanoes

September 12, 2008
Volcano

Making volcanoes to add to your habitat will give your child an opportunity to problem solve while testing chemical reactions. How to Make Volcano Materials: small paper cup cookie sheet with edges cardboard tube newspaper masking tape paper mache mixture cardboard paint Attach a cardboard tube (empty paper towel roll works great) to the...
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