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Holiday Craft (compressed)

  1. 1. Holiday Crafts <ul><li>Activities To Keep Little Hands Busy </li></ul>
  2. 2. Activity 1: Bee For Bookmark
  3. 3. <ul><li>Materials Needed: </li></ul><ul><li>1 yellow pompom (medium-sized) </li></ul><ul><li>1 black pipecleaner </li></ul><ul><li>1 piece of white foam sheet or felt (wings) </li></ul><ul><li>1 piece of red felt or construction paper (mouth) </li></ul><ul><li>1 pair of plastic eyes </li></ul><ul><li>1 craft stick (tongue depressor) </li></ul><ul><li>Glue (craft glue) </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Coil the black pipecleaner around the yellow pompom twice, creating the striped body of a bee. </li></ul><ul><li>Twist the two ends of the pipecleaner to secure it, then cut off the excess. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut two wings (teardrop shape) from the white foam sheet (or felt). </li></ul><ul><li>Cut a mouth (crescent shape) from the red felt or construction paper. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Apply 1 or 2 coats of white paint onto the craft stick (tongue depressor) before painting it green with white flowers (or any other designs you prefer). </li></ul><ul><li>6. Glue the wings, plastic eyes and mouth onto the bee’s body while waiting for the craft stick to dry completely. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Finally, glue the bee onto one end of the painted craft stick. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Do not cut off the excess pipecleaner (Step 2), instead, coil the excess and sit it at the tip of a pencil. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>When you use craft glue or white PVC glue (non-toxic), you have to press and hold the pompom down onto the craft stick longer. </li></ul><ul><li>Paint a coat of PVC glue over the painted craft stick so that the paint will not run and it looks great. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for the tongue depressors used on yourself or your children whenever you see your family doctor (they are thrown away anyway) if you do not wish to buy a packet. </li></ul>Steps con’t ...
  6. 6. Activity 2: Beautiful Butterfly
  7. 7. <ul><li>Materials Needed </li></ul><ul><li>1 brown pipecleaner </li></ul><ul><li>2 sheets of self adhesive paper (approx. 20cm x 20cm) </li></ul><ul><li>2 plastic eyes </li></ul><ul><li>some glitter dust (any colour) </li></ul><ul><li>some scotch tape </li></ul><ul><li>Glue </li></ul><ul><li>assorted paper scraps (tissue paper, construction paper, or any bits of paper etc) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Steps <ul><li>Measure and cut out two pieces of self adhesive paper (approx. 20cm x 20cm). </li></ul><ul><li>Peel the protective sheet off from one piece and tape the corners down with some scotch tape (with sticky side facing up). </li></ul><ul><li>Let your child stick the paper scraps on the self adhesive paper and sprinkle glitter dust over any spare areas. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Take the other piece of self adhesive paper, peel off the protective sheet and paste it over the finished product. </li></ul><ul><li>Bend the pipecleaner in the middle into half so that it becomes a narrow ‘U’. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, gather the 2 pieces of self adhesive paper (already stuck together) in the middle with your fingers and sit it in the ‘valley’ of the pipe cleaner. </li></ul>Steps con’t ...
  10. 10. <ul><li>Then twist the pipe cleaner to secure the self adhesive paper in position and fold the tips of each end. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross and bend the two ends to create more contact space for the plastic eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap the tissue paper scraps slightly to see how new colours are formed. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the glitter dust in salt or pepper shakers so that your little ones cannot pour the entire bottle of glitter dust over. </li></ul>Steps con’t ...
  11. 11. Activity 3: Hand Painting – Goldfish in a bowl
  12. 12. <ul><li>Materials Needed </li></ul><ul><li>finger paint or any non-toxic paint </li></ul><ul><li>brushes and palette </li></ul><ul><li>1 black (or any colour) construction paper </li></ul><ul><li>drawing paper </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Paint one thumb blue and make prints to create the water in the fish bowl (try to print it in neat rows). </li></ul>Steps <ul><li>Once it is dry, paint the one thumb orange and make a print for the body of the goldfish in the fish bowl. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Steps Con’t... <ul><li>Then paint the tip of one pointer orange and make two prints at one end of the body for the tail. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep making goldfish until you feel you have enough or you run out of space. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Paint the side of your little finger green and make a couple of prints for seaweeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally paint your pointer with assorted colours and make prints for pebbles and sand. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut the goldfish bowl out and paste it onto a black construction paper. </li></ul>Steps Con’t...
  16. 16. Activity 4: Hand Painting – a Leaping frog in a pond
  17. 17. <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Paint one hand green (leaving out the thumb) and make a print of the leaping frog (upside down). </li></ul><ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Paint one hand green (leaving out the thumb) and make a print of the leaping frog (upside down). </li></ul><ul><li>Paint one palm green and make prints of lily pads. </li></ul><ul><li>Paint one thumb or pointer red and make several prints to form the petals of a lily flower. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>When everything is dry, draw eyes and a mouth on the leaping frog and outline the lily pads </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out the leaping frog, lily pads and lilies and paste onto the blue construction paper. </li></ul><ul><li>To complete the picture, you may also add a layer of blue corrugated paper to form the water in the pond and apply white paint with a sponge on the sky to create clouds. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Draw outline for younger children so that they can print within a designated area. </li></ul><ul><li>Let children practise on rough paper before starting. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not feel comfortable using paint, you can use ink stamp pad instead. </li></ul><ul><li>You can let your child try painting their fingers on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow variations and creativity. </li></ul>Steps Con’t...
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