Arts and Crafts 

 In this section you will be able to find the instructions for each craft, the materials needed, and a video to help you put together a fun and exciting lesson, enjoy!

                                                                     Activity 1: Autumn Leaf Stamping 

Materials: Autumn fallen leaves, paint - green/brown/orange/red/purple/yellow, A3 paper, pencil to draw out-line of the tree

Instructions:

#1. Collect leaves in the playground and bring them back to the class room.

#2. Discuss with the class which colours wecan see and which we can use to use.

#3. Demonstrate how to do the activity.

#4. Paint the back of the leaves (where the veins of the leaf are) using one or more autumnal colours.

#5. Place them on the paper before gently pressing down on the leaf.

Video

 

Website Link: https://techniqueszone.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/stamping-with-real-leaves/

                               

 

 

 

 

                                                       

                                                                                  Activity 2:Haloween

Materials: Apples, Orange craft paint, Green craft paint, Paint brushes, Cutting board, Knife, White paper

Trick or treat bag: bag, glue, cut out eyes/mouth/teeth.

Instructions:

#1. (Teacher step) First cut your apples in half, dry inside and outside with paper towel.

#2. On a paper plate or scrap paper, squirt a little orange paint on one, and green on the other.

#3. Using the inside of the apple as a stamp , dip the inside of your apple in orange paint, making sure it’s completely covered in paint, then stamp on your white paper.

#4. Using a paint brush, paint a leaf and stem of the top of your pumpkins.

#5. Let your beautiful pumpkins dry and display proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1. Cut out each pattern piece from the PDF download.

 

#2. Place your cardstock face down if it’s one-sided.

 

#3. Set each pattern piece on the paper color you want that facial feature to be, and trace around it with a marker.

 

#4. Cut out on the drawn lines.

Children make clémentine pumpkins and apple slice monsters.

 

Ingredients: Clémentine’s, apples, peanut butter or speculoos spread + nuts, grapes , rice crispies,

 

Link for Clemtine pumpkins: - link for apple monsters

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Link: https://makeityourselfmagazine.com/2015/10/20/monster-trick-or-treat-bag/

                    

                        

                         http://www.frugalmomeh.com/2015/09/pumpkin-apple-stamps.html

                                                                     Activity 3: Hedgehog Leaves and Twigs

Materials: Card paper, black marker, coloured card paper.

Instructions:

Tip: Demonstrate how to make the hedgehog.

 

For very YL - Hand out hedgehog pre-drawn forms on paper and let children cut out the hedgehog shape.

 

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           Activity 4: Gingerbread man Theatre Project

Instructions:

Read story - discuss the characters - what is the fox/gingerbread man/etc like? Ellicit describing words. Explain that we will be performing a play. Decide who will be which character.

Instructions

Week 1 Rehearse script for the play. Script for play

Week 2 Create story sequence. 

#1. Cut and paste the images to make the story sequence.

 

#2. With older children, help them to write underneath the images.

 

#3. With younger children you can use the following doument and cut and paste the story.

 

#4. You can make this into a "booklet" if you'd like. Colour this in after wards.

 

#5. Rehearse the play.

Week 3. Gingerbread man Theatre Project

#1. Make props and practice the play. Each group makes different props to save time. See the script for what needs doing:

costumes,

 

➢ a cardboard cottage, trees, bushes and a fence,

 

➢ a table, chairs, a bench, a cane, kitchen utensils, ingredients,

 

➢ a cardboard or stuffed felt/plush gingerbread man toy,

 

➢ a cardboard wood-fired oven,

 

➢ toy cakes/cookies

 

➢ a river (a long piece of blue fabric, with cardboard waves pinned to it – optionally)

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          Activity 5: Pop-up Christmas Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials: glue, green card, blue card, yellow card/paper, snow flake confetti (optional)

Follow video for instructions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          Activity 6: Gingerbread man Theatre Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials: Pre-baked gingerbread men, sweets for buttons, icing tubes, flat candy for scarves.

Follow video for instructions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          Activity 6: Gingerbread man Theatre Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:  

Fox

  • Orange, white and black paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Circle Punch – optional, but my kids love using it!

  • Printable Fox PDF

Bear 

 

  • Polar bear craft pattern,

  • Blue cardstock, white cardstock, black cardstock

  • Newspaper

  • Googly eyes

  • Hole punch

  • Black marker

  • Scissors

  • Glue

Instructions

Fox

See website for instructions.

Bear

See website for instructions

 

 

 

                                                          Activity 7: Valentine's Day Cards

 

 

 

Materials:  

  • Red card,

  • Coloured paper

  • Double sided sticky tape

Instructions:  

Before making the cards, brainstorm about things you could write in the cards with the students. Write 3 or 4 of these up on the board and let the children pick what they'd like to put in their cards.

Follow video for instructions .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          Activity 8: Chick and Nest Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:  

Chick Cupcakes

  • Buttercream

  • icing sugar

  • ready make vanilla cup cakes ( 2 x cupcakes per child)

  • coconut flakes

  • yellow dye

  • orange sugar

  • gum paste or marzipan

  • edible googly eyes,

  • chocolate chips/brown smarties etc for the eyes

  •  containers for the cup cake

Nest 

  • chocolate

  • butter cream icing / chocolate sprinkles,

  • egg shaped chocolate/ easter bunny sweet.

 

Instructions

Chick

See website for instructions.

Nest 

See website for instructions.

Demonstrate how to assemble the cupcake with the children. Then, put the children into groups around different tables with several teachers observing and helping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            Activity 9: Egg Painting

Materials:  

Boiled eggs

  • Paints

  • Paintbrush

  • Gold and silver sharpies

  • Blue dye

  • Purple dye,

  • Cups to dunk eggs in

Instructions

Follow video for instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                     Activity 10: Egg cup Bouquet

Materials: 

  • Old egg cartons

  • Green pipe cleaners 

  • Paints to colour

  • Yellow ribbon

  • Old buttons

  • White card

Instructions:

#1. Paint an A4 card light blue

 

#2. Paint the egg carton (already cut up into individual cups)  5 x cups per child,

 

#3. Bunch 5 x green pipe cleaners together and tie them with a yellow ribbon.

 

#4. When the paper is dry, glue the egg cups and the pipe cleaners bunch to the page.

 

 

                                                              

 

 

                                                                               Activity 11: Planting

Materials: 

  • Plant pot ( this can even be a yogurt cup, old jam jar, )

  • Soil,

  • Water

  • Seeds - chives, coriander, labels,

Instructions

#1. Paint the pots if necessary.

#2. Talk about planting and the herbs you’ll be planting.

#3. Get the children to write labels for the herb and the child’s name on the other side.

                                                                Activity 11: Mothers Day Flower Pot

Materials: 

  • construction paper

  • washable kids paint

  • paintbrushes

  • scissors

  • glue

Instructions

See instructions 

                                                                Activity 12: Painted Lemonade

Materials: 

  • Pipe cleaner (for straws)

  • Brightly coloured paper

  • Yellow and orange paper for lemons

  • White paint for ice cubes

  • Potatoes for ice-cube stamping

  • Glue

  • Bottle tops,

Instructions

#1. Create a water glass shape that the children can trace around

#2. Create lemon wedges by tracing around bottle tops

                                                                    Activity 14:Sea and Boat Craft

Materials: 

  • White paper plate,

  • Light blue paint,

  • Dark blue paint,

  • Lollipop stick

  • White card paper (cut into one larger and one smaller sail shape)

  • Orange card (cut into boat shape)

Instructions

See video for instructions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Activity 14:Sea and Boat Craft

 

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Materials: 

  • Lollipop cookies

  • Yellow sugar gum paste

  • Sugar googly eyes

  • Icing sugar

  • Blue dye

  • Chocolate flavour icing in a tube to draw the nose and mouth.

Instructions

#1. Make the cookies beforehand (they can also freeze.)

#2. Using the sun cookie cutter, roll out the pate a sucre to make enough suns for the children to stick onto their cookies.

#3 Demonstrate how to decorate the cookies with the children watching.