Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pom Pom Pets

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is relaxing and enjoying the start of the weekend. I finally have a weekend to relax with nothing planned! Yay!! Yesterday, I did a craft with the kids that I nanny for. They get a "kiwicrate" once a month and I loved the activity that was in yesterday's! They are called pom pom pets. They are much bigger than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised!

You need:
Yarn (They came pre-packaged in the crate but it was quite a bit. How much yarn you use will affect the size of your pet)
Pipe Cleaners (1 per pet)
Scissors
Googley Eyes
Construction Paper or Stickers for nose & feet

 Wrap all of the yarn around this "device" (you can make it out of Popsicle sticks)
Then, twist a pipe cleaner around the middle as tight as you can. And then slide the yarn off the device.

 Cut all of the loops to make your pet poofy. Then bend the pipe cleaners into ears.

 Add eyes and a nose (and feet if desired)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Condensed Milk Painting

This project was great! Originally I thought it sounded a little gross...but we gave it a shot! The product was glossy and awesome. Not sticky like I expected. The paint also isn't drippy which is great!! Just mix some food coloring with condensed milk and ta-da! (we didn't have an ice cube tray but I suggest using one)




Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pre-K St Patrick's Day, March Newsletter

Happy soon-to-be St Patrick's Day! Have any fun ideas for your class? Use this newsletter to let everyone know about your fun plans! If you are looking for some ideas go to my pinterest!

Have a Kindergarten class? Click here for Kindergarten template!


Preschool St Patrick's Day, March Newsletter

I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine's Day! In the spirit of Spring and getting ready for St Patty's Day here is the March newsletter!

Have a Kindergarten class? Click here for Kindergarten template!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Making Crayons

It's almost Valentine's Day! Got any cute crafts or activities planned? Today we made heart crayons. We used all of our junky broken crayons and put them into silicone heart molds. Then, we baked them for 20 minutes at 250 degrees. To make them harden quickly, we stuck them in the fridge for a couple minutes... easy peesy! They turned out super cute!



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Love Bug Craft

Hello everyone! My newsletters for the month seem to be doing really well! I'm so glad that everyone likes them as much as I do. Here is a cute craft for Valentine's Day.

You need:
Construction paper to make hearts or foam hearts
Googley eyes
Glue (we used a hot glue gun to be sure they would stick)
Pipe cleaners
Egg cartons
Paint
A marker