Preschool Spring Craft

Preschool Spring Craft

 

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Preschool Flower Magnet Craft

 

Benefits:  My take is any age can make these, kids and adults. I think my friend will like the one I made. So it’s practical too right? Like, you can hold stuff up on your fridge with it. It’s light, easy to transport or even mail to someone-if anyone other then me does this anymore. I’m estimating the cost at 2$ tops?

*ALSO- last year’s Mother’s Day craft was, egg carton flower bouquet’s, except we covered ours with glitter. THAT was a lot of prep, I really got sick of cutting all those egg cups out for sure! Then, I had to assist them with putting them together. 

This requires adult supervision. I recommend, not using  strong adhesive while children are in the room.

SUPPLIES LIST:

  • Kid friendly art paint

  • Stamp Pad

  • Wooden shapes- Get the flower shape which is not pictured here.

  • Strong adhesive

  • Strong Magnets

  • Stencil, or a tool to draw the middle with

  • Sharpie

  • Glitter glue pens 

  • Skinny kid friendly paint brush

 

Supplies are all from Michael’s. My town is so small we don’t have a Target so its either Michael’s, the $ store, or Walmart. I don’t order from online b/c I don’t find the 2d format inspirational whatsoever.

PREP: The only prep is PLAN TIME for each step. Each step requires drying. I planned a day per step.

Realistically? They painted the flower one day, and we rushed the rest this afternoon.

ha. Literally an hour before pick up time as I dug through my recycled containers, to send it  home in so it could DRY. (saved deli hot dog containers ha).

Kids flower magnet craft supplies
Kids flower magnet craft supplies
Spring Magnet Craft Step One
Spring Magnet Craft Step One – ISH

STEP ONE-ish.  I drew the “petal” lines, with a Sharpie.  I used the stencil for center circle.

( design subconciously inspired by Mary Engelbright, realized later).

***IF you get the flower shapes, you don’t have to draw lines at all, just draw the center circle.

Even the preschoolers could draw the lines if they had a photo/example to copy. If they draw them, they might not look like flower petals, AND you will need more time.

Preschool Magnet Spring Craft
Step two, Magnet Craft

STEP 2-ish

AFTER the paint has dried, help student to thumbprint the flower middle (center circle).  We use a stamp pad because I have a student who doesn’t like paint on her finger, AND no mess.

STEP 3- 

AFTER, the thumbprint dried- I glued the magnet on the back.

STEP 3-

AFTER, the glue has dried- student paints on glitter glue. I dispersed small amounts out of the glitter glue tubes JUST like I do with paint. That was a personal taste thing and a drying time issue thing.

However much YOU disperse, or if student uses tube etc, have student use a paintbrush at the very end because it will help smooth the globbs.

Again, I do allow – at other times-  process art by using an entire bottle of glitter glue on a project if they want. They have to be able to explore and splurge with the medium before you can expect them to use it properly.  What THIS craft is good for is learning sequencing, following directions, methodology, attention span, LISTENING.

Spring Craft Magnet
Finished Flower Craft Magnet

Upper left is 4.5 year old, Upper Right is 6.5 year old, bottom center is mine because I hardly ever have time to craft ha. AND the kids really like it when I can sit down with them and make my own also.

Students might even be encouraged to outline the edges, especially if they have an example to look at. Later we are going to use this craft as part of our flower study.

(The color in real life isn’t poppy red, but these COULD be used for poppy day hu)

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift for Kids

Mother’s Day Gift for Kids

Mother's Day Gifts for Kids

 

Craft Gift Goals:  

  • Uses materials I already had

  • Students create independently.

My garden isn’t blooming yet, I bought fake flowers from $ store for our flower shop for spring unit.  

I keep a collection of various plastic bottles for saving the earth while having fun while saving $, haha.

A friend’s daughter outgrew her washi tape, I had a surplus. If I hadn’t, I probably would have left that out.

Creation Station Table: (whenever I’m truly inspired I forget to take a picture ha ha)

  •   2 Power Ade bottles with  per student.

  •         3 differently shaped plastic bottles and a corn meal containter 

  • NOTE ONLY BOTTLES WITH NON ADHESIVE LABELS HA HA EASY REMOVAL

  •        Random stickers-transformers,to be colored, hello kitty, etc

  •        Washi Tape

  •         Envelopes

  •         White and Colored Papers both folded and unfolded

  •         Markers

  •         Scissors

  •         Small Kawaii Stamp Set with 3 stamp pads

  •        Smaller and cut out, pictures to color (owl below)

I did not include ribbon, guess who’s going to be tying the ribbon on, or helping with it? I wanted this to be a no holds barred CREATION, using ALL MASTERED SKILLS.

Favorite Photo= The messy table afterwards!

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Acadamic take? Allow students to use as many different materials as possible in expected and unexpected ways.

Mother's Day Gifts for Kids

This is an empty  7-up bottle (green) and the 6 year old decorated it with cards taped all around the bottle! The owl is a colored picture and he wrote on the others.

 

This is both sides of the same vase.

Possibilities are endless!

Ms. Mel, oldest Daughter, 2 of 3 grandkids
Ms. Mel, oldest Daughter, 2 of 3 grandkids
Happy Mother’s Day !