Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bird's nest

birds_nestThis idea came home from school. I wish I had the exact recipe!

The nest is made of crushed shredded wheat and melted marshmallows. The eggs are candy covered chocolate eggs. And the Peep is a terrific finishing touch!

Angry Chicken has a yummy looking recipe for making chocolate nests!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Firefighter's hat

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(This idea came home from school.)

  • a sheet of yellow or red construction paper approx 29cm x 20.5cm (11.5"x 8"), with an ovalish hole cut in it approximating 16cm x 18cm (6.25"x 7") (this will vary depending on the size of your child's head), this will from the brim of the hat
  • a piece of the same colour construction paper that's about 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4") which can be cut into the shape of the front of a firefighter's hat (the first photo above shows the whole design cut out of a single piece of paper)
  • gold or silver wrapping paper about 6cm 7cm (2.25" x 2.75") cut into the shape of a firefighter's crest
  • glue
  • things with which to decorate the hat (stickers, paper scraps, tissue paper, sparkles etc)

  • have child glue crest on "front of hat"
  • have child glue decorations on hat
  • if the "front of hat" is a separate piece, glue or tape to the brim, fold upwards at a 90 degree angle (see second photo above)
  • enjoy your hat!

(This craft can also serve as a reminder to work on your Family Fire Escape Plan.)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Is your little one itching to get at the sidewalk chalk even though the weather isn't co-operating? Get them to "paint" with their chalk inside!


(This idea came home from school.)

  • sidewalk chalk
  • sturdy paper (finger paint paper is good)
  • container to hold water

  • have child dip chalk in water until very wet
  • child can then "paint" with the chalk on the paper

Friday, April 04, 2008

Coffee Filter Flower

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This was created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.

  • coffee filter
  • things with which to decorate flower (bingo daubers, stickers, glue and glitter, crayons etc)
  • pipe cleaner

  • spread coffee filter flat (one big circle) have child decorate coffee filter
  • adult to scrunch coffee filter in the centre and wrap pipe cleaner stem around center