Faemom Crafts for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kids

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(I warned you that I love staining coffee filters.  My mom is quite fond of carnations, so I had the boys make a few.  This is easy.  Evan preferred to make white carnations, so all his hard work on staining them was for nothing.  Of course, the flowers still looked pretty and made it a no mess project.)

Things you need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Markers
  • A bowl of water
  • Paint brush
  • Smock
  • Green pipe cleaners

Have the child color the filters with markers. 

Coloring the coffee filters

Coloring the coffee filters

 Have the child paint the filters with water. 

Painting the filters

Painting the filters

Let the filters dry. 

Hey, haven't I seen that picture before?

Hey, haven't I seen that picture before?

When the filters are dry, take three and fold them in thirds. 

Ok, thirds or fourths

Ok, thirds or fourths

Put the filters together, fluffing them and arranging them to look like a carnation. 

Doesn't it look like a real carnation?

Doesn't it look like a real carnation?

Twist a pipe cleaner around the bottom, leaving a good length for the stem.

The carnation

The carnation

(One day, Sean wanted to keep painting, but I wanted to clean up.  Then it dawned on me.  Why not let him paint the sidewalk outside the door while I clean up?  {Don’t worry I was less than two yards away from him} Sean and Evan loved this activity!  They got a little wet, but that doesn’t matter on a nice warm spring or summer day)

Things you need

·         Water

·         Bowl

·         Paint brush

 

Fill the bowl with water.  Take the bowl and paint brush outside.  Show the child how to paint with water.  Let the child have at it.

 

Our pompom chicks!

Our pompom chicks!

 

(The boys really enjoyed doing this.  I’ve always thought pompom chicks were so cute, but I knew the boys would crush real eggshells, so I decided to use plastic ones.  Evan is so enamored with his chick that he actually plays with it, making the cracking noises of the chick hatching out of the egg as he removes the top of the shell.)

Things you need:

¨      2 yellow 1in pompoms

¨      Plastic egg shell

¨      2 googly eyes

¨      Orange construction paper or orange craft foam

¨      Glue

¨      Scissors

 

A Few of the materials you'll need

A Few of the materials you'll need

Cut a triange in the orange paper or craft foam to make a beak.

Have the child glue a yellow pompom to the inside of the bottom of the egg.

 

Squeezing glue in the bottom of the egg

Squeezing glue in the bottom of the egg

 

Have the child glue the second pompom on top of the first.

 

Squeezing glue on the first pompom

Squeezing glue on the first pompom

 

Have the child glue on the beak and the googly eyes on the top pompom.

 

Gluing the eyes

Gluing the eyes

 


Nursery Rhymes

Many teachers have told me how important nursery rhymes are for child development. Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over A candlestick

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