Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Cotton Ball Counting Sheep

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White construction paper

Cotton balls

Scissors

Transparent adhesive tape

Glue stick

Pencil and eraser

Black crayon

Black marker

Cotton swabs

How to make it:

Draw the sheep by hand very softly with a pencil. They do not have to be all the same or perfectly drawn.

Trace the pencil drawings with a black marker. Draw numbers in the center of each animal.

Have your toddler color the face and ears of the sheep with a black crayon (or any other color you choose) and then proceed to cut out each drawing.

Cover the sheep’s body and hair with glue avoiding the middle area, where the number is.

Use cotton balls to cover the parts that have glue.

Cut the cotton swabs in half with a pair of scissors.

Turn the sheep and use transparent adhesive tape to attach the feet of the sheep to the back.

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Homemade Crayons

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Supplies:

Used, broken crayons no one likes to use anymore!

Metal muffin pan, or silicone muffin pan

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Fill muffin tin with chunks of peeled broken crayons (For our rainbow theme we mixed lots of colors together, but you can do one color per spot if you choose. They were really fun to draw with)

Put muffin pan in oven for about 8-10 minutes or until crayons are melted.

Once crayons are cooled, pop them out of your muffin pan for some fun rainbow coloring! Super easy and the kids love them.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Homemade Chalk

Chalks on the street during Chalk Art Festival in Denver, Colorado.

With moms help, for ages 4 or up. 🙂

Aluminum foil if you are using a toilet paper tube (or petroleum jelly if you’re using an ice cube tray)

Disposable plastic container

Plaster of Paris

Toilet tissue tube (or an ice cube tray to create smaller chunks for younger hands)

Duct tape

Liquid tempera paint

Water

Spoon

How to make it:

Cover one end of the toilet paper tube with duct tape. Loosely roll an 8- by-41/2-inch piece of aluminum foil and slip it into the tube so that it lines the inside, fitting snugly. (Or coat the inside of the ice cube tray with petroleum jelly.)

Set tube upright (duct tape side down) on protected surface.

In a disposable plastic container, help your child mix 1 cup plaster of Paris with 1/2 cup water. Stir slowly and thoroughly until plaster is dissolved, about 1 minute.

Immediately add 2 tablespoons paint (or more for brighter chalk color, but be careful it can stain). Mix thoroughly.

Spoon into the tube (or ice cube tray). Tap gently so mixture settles to the bottom.

Let dry overnight before using.