Friday, November 5, 2010

Black Crows.

I LOVE these sweet little crows!
This is the second year I've done these with the kids and they're SO cute!

Materials:
Construction paper
White Glue
Glue Sticks
Googly Eyes

I cut out a bunch of 4" circles, enough for each kid to get one circle.
Then, I cut another set of 4" circles and cut those ones in half - for the wings.
The head is a 2.5" circle.
Glue the small black circle to the larger black circle.


Using orange construction paper, I folded it in half long ways and cut 1/2" strips
and used zig-zag scissors to make it look like little claws on the bottom of each strip.
Flip the crow over and on the back side glue down the skinny orange legs.


Turn it back to the front side and using the white glue, pick out your googlye eyes and glue down.



Use your glue stick and little yellow triangle for the beak.


Adding the wings to each side of the bird.

A slice of fresh yellow corn on one of his wings.
I cut a bunch of yellow corns, about 1/3" the size of the wings.


Don't forget the green husks.
I traced the shape of a corn on to green paper and cut it out,
then using the zig-zag scissors again I cut the husks in half to give it a more realistic look.

He is so cute, you won't mind him stealing your corn!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paper Plate Scarecrows.

These Paper Plate Scarecrows are SO adorable and super easy!

Materials:

Paper Plates
Brown Paint
Construction Paper
Glue Sticks
Scissors
Googly Eyes
Markers

First, I painted a bunch of paper plates light brown.

Next, using thin yellow strips of paper, the children added "hair" to their heads.


They cut out thier Scarecrow hats, using a glue stick adding glue along the bottom of the hat and applying the hat to the top of the head.

Every Scarecrow needs a little flower in his hat.

And only the most debonaire Scarecrows have bowties!

Don't forget to cut a triangle nose!


Googly eyes and a nice smile to finish.

Such a happy Scarecrow!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcoming Fall.



For the month of November we will be making a lot of Fall crafts and celebrating Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Halloween Party!


This was the set-up for our Halloween Party.
I moved all of the tables together to make one big party table.


Black pumpkins stenciled on the paper and a few funky pumpkins
for an extra bit of festiveness!
These pumpkins were really cheap (under $1.00) at Safeway.

We pre-ordered some white cupcakes with a side of frosting (Safeway).


I normally would have made all of the cupcakes myself and just bought a few containers of frosting, but my boss told me that Safeway's bakery will bake them and give you a BUNCH of frosting for a pretty reasonable price.
We got 42 cupcakes (3.5 dozen) and ALL of that frosting for about $15.00!



I used the bright gel food coloring for the funky Halloween frosting and we set out candy corn, sprinkles and M&Ms for the kids to decorate their own cupcakes.



Some of their "cupcake creations."

After cupcakes, we played "Pin the Wart on the Witch!"

I made this GIANT witch face last year, just about the same way that
the kids made their Pop-up Nose Wicked Witches.


Each child was given a small, round, brown "wart" with their name on it on one side and a piece of double-sided tape on the other.
Then, they were blindfolded and spun around.
It was pretty hard to find at times, but most of them got her square on the nose!

However, a few were a little off...


Feeling for the nose.

Lots of Warts!

Good job kids!