If you’re lucky enough to have off this week with your children- but bummed about the rain today, you’re not alone. If you’ve decided to stay indoors, check out this site-http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/. They feature all kinds of crafts and projects you can make from materials inside your house. There are even some stuff for the Oscars, Mardi Gras, and Easter up. So cool!
The other day I realized I had some extra felt left over from a project and decided to make a small felt board for Briana. I remembered this from when I was younger and hoped she would find it as fun as I did when I was her age. Sure enough, she loved it! And the one I made was just a quick idea, when I make my way to a craft store I will buy a bigger piece of felt to make the backboard and more colors to make more things. Right now I have a regular size piece of felt clipped to Briana’s chaulkboard and I only had white felt left over so I drew on it; a house, a car, two people, two trees, a dog, and the sky. And she loves it.
If you want to make this on your own, all you need is a big piece of felt (you can put it on a board or simply clip it to your chaulk board or refridgerator). Then you cut out shapes, people, places, things, whatever! If your tot is able to use scissors (the kid ones, of course), let them create their own shapes. You can go simple with shapes and simple objects or you can go for a challenge by making people with glued on eyes, hats, etc. The ideas are endless and its not messy at all!
What you’ll need:
- 2 toilet paper tubes
- Brown construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Red construction paper
- White construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Tempera or watercolor paints
How to make it:
- Trace around your child’s hand on a piece of white construction paper. Note: You may wish to trace a larger area around your child’s hand to make the turkey feathers bigger and also make it easier for your child to cut out.
- Cut out the pattern.
- Paint the hand pattern with different colors of paints.
- Let the paint dry.
- Cut one of the toilet paper tubes in half. (You will only need one piece)
- Cut out brown construction paper to fit around the two toilet paper tubes and staple the paper onto the tubes.
- Staple the two tubes together, the shorter one on top of the longer one.
- Cut out a beak and some feet out from the yellow construction paper, a gobbler out of red construction paper, and eyes out of the white and black construction paper.
- Attach the eyes, beak, feet, and gobbler to the tubes with glue. (See photo)
- Staple the feathers to the back of the tubes when the feathers are dry.