Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cool Corn on the Cob Craft

Today's Craft:
Cool Corn on the Cob Craft
To make this craft project you will need yellow, green, and construction paper, yellow tissue paper, glue, and scissors. To begin cut out a piece of corn from your yellow construction and corn husk shapes from your green construction paper using the templates provided. Glue them onto a piece of white paper. Next take your yellow tissue paper, rip it into small strips, and then crumble it into tiny balls. These balls will be the corn kernels. Glue the balls onto the corn shape to create a neat corn on the cob craft. Vary the colors of the tissue paper to create indian corn. Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Friendly Pumpkin Face

Today's Craft:
A Friendly Pumpkin Face!
Create a friendly pumpkin face using craft sticks and paint.
To make this craft project, you will need 7 large craft sticks, orange, green, and black paint, a paintbrush, some green construction paper, scissors, and glue. To begin lay out 5 craft sticks next to one another and glue two craftsticks horizontally across them to secure them together- this will be the back of your pumpkin. Now you are ready to paint your pumpkin- use the picture as a guide. Paint the pumpkin orange, add a cute face with your black paint, and let dry. Next add a green construction paper stem to the top of the pumpkin with glue. Let dry.
Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Letter P becomes a Pirate

Letter P becomes a Pirate

Transform your letter P into a fierce or funny pirate!

To make this craft project you will need colored construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers or crayons. To begin, cut your scissors and cut out a small solid letter P from your black paper, a oval shape for a pirate face, and a pirate hat using the template provided below. Glue these pieces to a background piece of paper to create a basic pirate- use the picture as a guide. Decorate more with markers or crayons- add an earring, eyes, etc. Enjoy Crafting!

Pirate Templates

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Super Scarecrow Face

Today's Craft:
Super Scarecrow Face!
Make a simple and sweet scarecrow face.
To make this craft project you will need a paper plate, straw or raffia, glue, scissors, and colored construction paper. To begin, take your scissors and cut out some circles for eyes, a triangle nose, and some curvy lines for eyebrows and a smile from your colored construction paper. Next take your glue and cover your paper plate with it. Add straw or raffia on top of the glue, covering the plate. Now add your scarecrow's facial features. Let dry. Enjoy Crafting!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Super Simple Squirrel Craft

Today's Craft:
A Super Simple Squirrel

Do you like woodland creatures ? Are you captivated by squirrels, chipmunks, and the like. If you do you are sure to enjoy this simple animal craft project.

You can make a super simple squirrel from a paper bag and a pinecone.

Craft Project Directions:

To make this craft project you will need a paper bag (lunch bag size), a pine cone, a piece of ribbon, brown construction paper, scissors, glue, tape, scrap papers, and crayons.

To begin, open the paper bag and stuff it most of the way full with old paper scraps. You could use an old newspaper.

Next fold over the opening of the bag so it becomes a flat rectangle and tape it shut. Make sure that this end is flat, otherwise your squirrel won't stand up straight.

Next take a piece of colorful ribbon and tie it tightly around the bag about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom. This will differentiate your squirrel's head from his body.

Tie the ribbon with a nice bow in the front. Now cut out 4 very simple squirrel arms and legs. You can cut just very basic shapes - small rectangles with curved ends. Tape or glue them onto the bottom and sides of the paper bag.

Next cut out two squirrel ears and tape or glue them onto the top of the squirrel's head.

Next take your pinecone and attach it to the back side of the paper bag to make a great tail for your squirrel! Tape or glue it in place.

Now decorate your squirrel's face, adding great facial features.

When you are finished, place him some place special!

Enjoy Crafting!

Want to know more about Squirrels? Visit the Squirrel section!