Fall Craft: leaves
This vivid leaf project is simple to make! Place red and yellow powdered tempera paint in separate shakers. Shake a thin layer of powder onto a paper towel square using both colors. Then use a spray bottle to moisten the paper towel. The red and yellow powders blend together to make areas of orange! When the project is dry, cut a leaf shape from the paper towel. If desired, display this lovely leaf on a window or door!
Seasonal Craft: pumpkins
To begin, a child writes a short seasonal poem. He uses a white crayon to carefully copy his poem onto a sheet of white construction paper. Next, he uses a wide brush to paint over the paper with watercolor paints, watching as his words appear. To finish the project, the student trims the paper into a seasonal shape and then glues it onto a sheet of black paper.
Seasonal Craft: Columbus Day
In honor of Columbus Day and the flagship sailing vessel captained by Christopher Columbus, invite students to make this three-dimensional project.
Materials for one project:
- 2 paper plates
- white paper scraps
- paper or fabric scraps
- blue or silver glitter
- 3 craft sticks
- brown and blue paint
- To make a ship, cut a paper plate in half. Paint the bottom side of each half brown.
- Place the halves together so the unpainted sides face each other. Staple the pieces together along the rounded edge.
- To make the water, fold the other plate in half. Cut a 6½-inch slit along the crease and unfold the plate. Paint the bottom side of the plate blue. While the paint is still wet, add blue or silver glitter.
- Glue a white paper rectangle to each of two craft sticks and a white paper triangle to a third stick. Glue a small fabric or paper flag to the top of each stick.
- When the paint is dry, tape the sticks inside the ship. Stand the ship in the slit in the water.