Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Another activity we have been able to participate in lately is biking. We have always enjoyed biking, but we are able to do it more now that our area is getting lots more bike trails. Along with the biking goes hiking, always a favorite of ours--especially orienteering.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Now what kind of ice cream does your child like? Let them pick the color paper that would coordinate with their favorite ice cream. Have them place both hands next to each other, but hide their thumbs. Trace around their fingers and down around the sides.
Before cutting this out, place the cone on top of the handprint drawing to see where you have to bring the lines down to so that the ice cream will fit in the cone. Draw lines to the cone, pick up the cone and bring the lines down to a point. Now cut out the ice cream.
Glue the ice cream to the back of the cone. Now here is the fun part. Do you have chocolate chip ice cream? Glue mini choco chips to the ice cream. Maybe you like rainbow sprinkles, or any sprinkles for that matter. Paint some glue on your ice cream and shake on some sprinkles. My ice cream was strawberry. I added strawberry shapes by "stamping" with red paint. I actually used a napkin dipped in red paint and stamped onto the ice cream.
Okay, now everyone pile into the car and travel to the nearest ice cream parlor for your favorite cone! Enjoy.
When I got my button there were comments from some about how to do this. As I said, I was lucky enough to have someone take my hand and walk me through the process.
Sandra over at Monkey See Monkey Do, previously Preschool to Pre-K, has a beautiful new button. But, here is the great part. She has a link in her post that helped to get her final product. If you have questions, or would like a tutorial, check it out!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
After the tissue is cut out, lay the hanger back on the tissue paper and put some glue all around the inside of the hanger in a diamond shape.
For the next step little ones might need a bit of help. Fold the tissue over the hanger and press to the glue. The step was easier than I imagined, but I had to add spots of glue for overhang. Or you could cut the overhang off.
Now you will need 8 lengths of crepe paper, about 1 ft. or longer. Your little ones could even rip pieces off if they would like. Put eight spaces of glue on the tissue paper and then attach the crepe paper legs.
Finally, he needs some eyes. I took a white piece of construction paper and folded it in half. Then I traced a cup and cut out two circles. Use some marker to add pupils, then glue to the body.
He really turns out "outrageous."