I felt a little overwhelmed with crafts, and it's only been my first week tot schooling! Yikes! I should have prepared crafts the week before so they would be ready. I hope to become a little more organized for subsequent weeks.
So we did two crafts this week:
The first is a red apple craft (credit).
I did a google image search for "apple outline" and found an image that I liked. I was going for a large canvas, but wanted it as realistic as possible. Next, I showed E how to rip red construction paper into strips, and then into rough squares. She really enjoyed ripping the paper! Then I set out a small plate with white school glue, a foam sponge for applying the glue, and our bowl of red construction paper scraps. I showed her how to apply the glue with the brush, then stick on a piece of red paper, and push it down to adhere it. E really liked this project! She preferred using her fingers to add the glue, a lot of which did not end up inside the apply, haha! Overall, it was a good first experience with glue!
Our next craft was a feathered red bird craft (credit)
For this craft, I drew a bird freehand on red construction paper and cut it out. Then I glued it to a regular sized white piece of paper to give E a larger surface for applying the feathers. I glued on a small yellow triangle for a nose, and drew on an eye and some legs and feet. For the tray, I did a similar setup as for the first craft. I applied a small amount of glue to a plate, added a foam sponge brush, and a ramekin of red feathers. I showed E how to apply a small bit of glue, and a feather. Much like before, she preferred using her fingers, but that's absolutely fine!
E giggled when the bird was fully feathered, I guess it looked quite naked before!
These were both perfect crafts for a toddler with a short attention span, we spaced them out by a few days so the novelty of playing with glue didn't wear off. All the while, I reiterated that the apple was RED and the RED bird was getting RED feathers. It was great fun!