Paper Bag Turkeys
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? If you are a teacher or looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft activity to keep the kids occupied, you will love this!
All you need is a paper bag, googly eyes and construction paper. Have the kids write what they are thankful for. These Turkeys also make for really cute puppets.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Wall Decor
As a Pumpkin Spice addict I totally fell in love with this adorable Pumpkin Spice Latte craft idea I saw on Michaels.com. So I decided to give it a try with my own spin.
You can purchase everything from Michael's Craft Store. You will need:
-A half pumpkin wall decoration
-Polyfil ( this will be the whip cream)
-a wooden letter "C"
-black and white acrylic paint
-Paint a little over half of the pumpkin white(leave some of the top of the pumpkin orange).
-Paint the wooden letter "C" black and allow to try
-Apply some Elmer's or Mod Podge glue to the top of where the white paint ends on the pumpkin. Then sprinkle with gold glitter, shake off excess and allow to dry.
- Paint " Pumpkin Spice latte" in black paint in the center of the pumpkin or you can use a permanent marker.
-Next hot glue the wooden letter "C" on the back of the right side of the pumpkin to be the handle.
-Lastly hot glue some of the Polyfil to the top of the pumpkin to be the whip cream. Then as a final touch with Elmer's glue I did a few lines of glue and sprinkled some gold glitter,
-Allow everything to dry and hang on the wall.
Egg Carton Ladybugs
Looking for a fun indoor craft activity? Save your egg cartons because I have a great craft idea for you. Egg Carton Ladybugs!
You will need:
black cotton balls
black pipe cleaners
white glue or glue gun
Cut out a cup from the egg carton. Paint the outside of the cup (you can use red paint to make it look like a typical ladybug or use bright colors to make them colorful). Let dry, then glue a black pom pom to the front the cup, this will be the ladybug head(the egg carton cup should be facing down). Then cut two small pieces of pipe cleaner and glue behind the pom pom as the antennas. Lastly glue on two googly eyes on the front of the pom pom. I used a hot glue gun for these steps but you can use white glue and just let it dry. Simple and fun!
Drip Paint Flower Pot
Happy Spring! To celebrate the occasion here is a really cool idea for fun and colorful drip paint flower pots.
You will need:
A terracotta flower pot
white spray paint
acrylic paint (whatever and however many colors you like)
paper plate or newspaper
something to elevate the pot (can or large bottle of paint)
Spray paint the flower pot white and allow to dry. I did this so that the colors will really pop. Next flip the pot upside down and elevate over either a paper plate or newspaper. It is going to get messy. Next begin pouring the paint around the bottom rim of the flower pot. Squeeze a lot of paint so that it streams down. Add each color at a time and you will see the colors slowly spread and create a cool effect. You do not need to wait for each paint color to dry, you can apply numerous colors of paint one right after the other. Get as creative as you want. Allow plenty of time for it to dry.