Super easy craft to do with preschoolers!
I had premade strips of colourful paper ready and some triangles cut out of cardboard.
The children covered the triangles with glue, then they laid the strips of paper across the triangle.
They had fun looking at the different lengths of paper
Once dry I trimmed the excess paper away, taped a Popsicle stick to the bottom and stuck them into egg cartons that were covered with tinfoil.
Here are our trees don’t they look beautiful!
Using a salad spinner makes very interesting designs. This activity also encourages co-ordination, fine and large muscle development,
I cut the circles just the right size to fit the bottom of the spinner,
then we dropped tiny bits of watered down paint onto the paper, shut the lid and spun.
Making self portraits and learning our shapes at the same time .
the children made a picture of themselves using shapes and their favorite colours..
The end result was adorable!
Like I said ADORABLE 🙂
Sometimes trying to find new and different ways to make painting exciting can be a bit challenging. One of our favorite ways to paint is to cover the easel with tinfoil. This time I added some gold glitter and cornstarch to the paint.
If I had planned it better I would have made a trip first to the dollar store and picked up some snowflake stickers to add to our paintings after they dried.
I saw this great idea for puffy ice cream from this website…
They show step by step instructions on how to do this with the kids.
We had a blast!
Of course we had to have some real ice cream too!