I guess I have a thing for toilet paper roll crafts!
The hubs is always razzing me for lining them up on our bathroom window sill for weeks on end as I save them for projects like this.
What you need -
Large sheet of construction paper with cut out tree glued to the center
Toilet paper roll
Step 1 - Have your child dip the TP roll in red paint.
Step 2 - Then press the roll gently on the top part of the tree.
Step 3 - Let dry.
I thought they turned out pretty cute!
**You can find all my other easy apple crafts HERE.**
Happy Easy Apple Tree Craft-ing! :-)
We have been celebrating school buses all week in my preschool class.
That Wheels on the Bus song just never gets old! :-)
This little craft is so fun and easy. I know your kids will enjoy it.
Yellow, Black, and Blue construction paper
Toilet Roll Tube
I hope y’all are getting back into the Back to School groove without any bumps!
Happy School Bus Craft-ing! :-)
Do you remember making friendship bracelets with embroidery thread at summer camp?
Well, these certainly aren’t as elaborate or glamorous, but they will make for a quick and easy craft on a rainy day!
Cut the straws.
Thread on the pipe cleaners.
Tie off the ends to make bracelets.
The boys’ attention spans were kind of non-existent the day we made these, so we didn’t take the time to cut the pipe cleaners to actually fit little people wrists -
But they were still adorable.
The Happy Buddy gave his friendship bracelet to his little brother.
And I fell over dead from the precious.
Happy Friendship Bracelet-ing! :-)
We did this easy cross craft the other day with my 2 year olds.
They loved it.
Cross template (you can print a great one for free HERE)
Tissue paper squares
Step 1 – Paint some glue onto the cross.
**Hey, do you like my poncho? It’s from my mom.** :-)
Step 2 – Have the kids crunch up the tissue paper squares into little balls.
So good for building up those fine motor skills!
Step 3 – Stick the tissue paper squares to the cross.
That is all!
They look so pretty hanging in our classroom.
And most important, they keep our hearts turned toward Jesus.
Happy Easy Cross Craft-ing! :-)
This little craft was so fun to put together and it only required a few supplies.
You will need a large photo of your Happy Buddy’s head, some colored card stock, glue, and scissors.
Snip everything out and then glue to a piece of thick paper.
Now we have the perfect thing to mail to the grandmas for Thanksgiving this year.
NOTE – This particular turkey will not be on the menu, do not worry. ;-)
Happy Turkey Youself-ing!
*Cute idea from HERE*
The trees here in South Florida stay pretty much the same all year round.
So when the season of fall hits, I have to find other ways to make up for this dilemma.
My little 2-year-olds had a lot of fun with this craft and it brought a real spirit of autumn to our classroom!
For this craft you will need some construction paper (brown, yellow, red, and orange), some scissors, and a glue stick.
We cut out the tree trunks and had the kids glue them to a large sheet of construction paper.
We let the kids rip pieces of various colored paper to make the leaves (good for those fine motor skills!).
Next we drew a light circle with pencil over the trunk to indicate where the children should put the leaves.
Then we let them glue and stick leaves inside the circle.
We encouraged a few leaves to ‘fall’ outside the circle for an authentic seasonal effect.
Don’t you love them?!
Happy Easy Fall Tree Craft-ing! :-)
*See more super easy and super cute Fall Tree Crafts HERE!*
This little craft has definitely become my favorite so far this season!
And it couldn’t be easier.
Simply gather up some orange paint, a piece of paper and a paintbrush.
Then have your Happy Buddy make a fist with her hand. Paint the four fingers in the fist (not including the thumb) from one knuckle to the other.
Gently press your Happy Buddy’s fist on to the paper. You may need to gently roll it back and forth to make sure the paint transfers well.
We cut our Knuckle Pumpkins out and made a little patch of them for our bulletin board in the hallway.
The craft really caught on and we started seeing Knuckle Pumpkins cropping up on other classroom bulletin boards.
I like how this class added their own stems and vines.
What a sweet keepsake or little something to send to the grandparents this month!
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
Happy Knuckle Pumpkin-ing! :-)
**Thanks to Early Activities and Projects for this great idea!**