Thursday, 31 January 2008

Project 4: Chinese Dragon Puppets

To make you will need:
  • Dragon's body, tail and head printed onto card (click here for parts)
  • Cut up pieces of tissue paper, sweet wrappers, anything translucent.
  • Googly eye
  • 2 split pins
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

Please note that this project requires adult supervision due to the small pieces used.

To make:

Print the body parts onto card and cut out,

Collage with the squares of tissue paper and sweet wrappers.

Attach the three parts together with split pins.

Glue on the googly eye.

Staple the straws to the bottom of the puppet.


Monday, 28 January 2008

Project 3: Gonna build a House

To make you will need:

This project requires parental supervisions as it uses scissors.

  • some coloured paper where you can draw an outline of a house
  • glue
  • magazines and catalogues to cut out pictures of household appliances and items
  • scissors for cutting out

To make:

Draw an outline of a house with some rooms divided off, choose which rooms to have in your house and stick the cuttings onto the house, make beautiful.

My daughters finished house, she had loads of fun designing it!!

Childrens Project 2: Planting a seed.

To make a plant pot you will need: This project requires parental supervision to help with the scissors and seeds.

  • plastic or polystrene cup
  • compost
  • some seeds or bulbs
  • glue
  • glitter pens/pencils/paints/pens
  • small food bag
  • paper
  • scissors

First draw a picture, cut it out and decorate anyway you wish, then glue the picture to the cup and fill the cup to about 2/3 full. Then drop in two or three seeds or a bulb and cover to the top with compost. Next place in a poly bag for one to two weeks, place on a warm light place and watch it grow. Don't forget to water every so often.


Saturday, 26 January 2008

Childrens Project 1: Making a Snowflake Hanging

I have the pleasure of being involved with an under 5's art and craft morning in Haverhill, Suffolk. Being the 'crafty' person I am, its great fun, I thought I'd share the project we've done each week. Here's the first.
To make a snowflake hanging you will need:

  • Some snowflakes cut from thin card of different sizes. (To make a snowflake take a circle of card and fold several times and then cut out shapes)
  • Glitter, bubblewrap, silver foil, white tissue paper to decorate the snowflakes
  • Wool or string
  • Straws

To make:
Decorate all the snowflakes with available bits and bobs, tissue paper, silver foil, glitter or anything that comes to hand.
Make small holes in the centre of each snowflake.
Thread onto the wool and separate each snowflake with a knot in the wool, which sits under each snowflake. If the snowflake falls past the knot place a cut straw in between to space the snowflake.
Make a loop at the top of the wool.
Hang from the ceiling.

Finished Article!!