Below, I will be sharing our hands-on fun arts and crafts. I hope you will find these activities useful in keeping the little hands busy and minds happy.
💫Magic Paper💦 Water 🌺 Lily Flower Trick See here DIY 💫Magic Paper💦 Water 🌺 Lily Flower Trick • Kids Science Experiment 🔬⚗️⚖️ 101 🎥Series 🎇
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See details here in a post as a tribute to Van Gogh's Birthday, Adrian making 12 🌻Sunflowers Tissue Paper Recycled Cardboard Roll Paper-Mache Craft.
DIY Tissue Paper Flower 💐 Bouquet
This 💐bouquet of flowers can be a perfect 💞Mother's Day or a 🎉Birthday 🎁 Gift (👧🏻Julia and 👦🏼Adrian made these 💐flowers for Daddy's Birthday Day this week). This craft is very simple: all you need is tissue paper and pipe cleaners. We also noted a bead in the middle of the flower to resemble a"male" or pollen-bearing part called the stamen. This flower craft is very similar to the one 🌻 above, which Adrian made when he was 3 yo ~ ✂️🔸📌poke 🔸slide 🔸🌼crunch ~ see here how he made it in a post " 🎨Van Gogh Inspired 12 🌻Sunflowers Tissue Paper ♻️ Cardboard Roll Paper Mache ✂️Craft." For more Spring Inspired activities, see here 🌸Spring Inspired Themed Unit Study.
See here a 🎥video-post "👔 Father's Day🎈Balloon Color-mixing DIY Craft (Sensorial 🖐️👀👂👅👃 101 🎥 Series 🎇)."
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See here a 🎥 video "🌼Nature 🌲🍂 Objects & Pom-Poms Process 🎨 Art." Above is Adrian's version and Julia's is below
See here a 🎥 video post Paper Towel, Markers and 💦Water 🌈 Color Mixing ⚗️Experiment
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♻️Recycled🍾Cork ☘️Shamrock 🎨Stamping Art/Craft
The next time you will be having 🍾champagne, save the ♻️corks and make 👆🏻this ☘️Shamrock craft! Just tie three corks with a green pipe cleaner to represent the leaves of a Shamrock. Then dip your "Shamrock stamp" into the green washable paint and apply to the paper. We used this tempera paint to draw a stem. For more St. Patrick's hands-on fun activities, see here ☘️St. Patrick's Day Kids Activities.
See here ♻️Recycled ✂️DIY 🌸Spring Flower Craft.
♻️Recycled ✂️DIY Water Bottle Person
This ♻️Green Craft is 👧🏻Julia's creative project in its entirety! If you have a ♻️recycled plastic 💦 water bottle, some loose parts, and✨sprinkles of creative imagination, you can make it too❣️
Cut the bottle and half, and offer your child to envision a person's face. Offer beads, feathers, recycled bottle caps, yarn and other loose parts to decorate the face. Insert one cap into the other to create a 3-D effect.
Offer your child to reduce our carbon 👣footprint in our landfills by ♻️recycling and 🎨creating! "A child who concentrates is immensely happy," said Dr. Maria Montessori, and a child who creates during such concentration process is blissful!
Julia actually used 🎨 watercolor paints, which are non-toxic and amazingly brilliant to lay over the cardboard! You would think they are acrylic 😱
Another 👧🏻child-led ✂️️craft in its entirety! We are having a ️heat wave so there is nothing more enticing than pulling a frozen Antarctica tray from a freezer ❄️And since it's ♻️🚽📦CARDBOARD week 🏷Julia made a penguin from a ♻️ recycled 🚽 toilet paper roll. All you need is black and construction paper, googly eyes and pink paper for the feet. (Julia, 8 yo, Summer camp 2018.)
Land 🐢 tortoise ~ another of Julia's creations from a paper plate and ♻️ recycled packaging. After coloring the plate green, apply plenty of glue to have the shell harden and with a little touch of googly eyes, your tortoise can be a perfect addition to your South America unit study. (Summer camp 2018, South America study.) See our 🌎Geography 101 Kids Activities 📽Series 🎇here.
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Happy 1st Day of ☀️Summer! And since today is the longest day of 🗓a year, we are taking advantage and ✏️shadow-tracing! On a regular day, either in the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), set up a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Let the shadow be your child’s guide and offer your child to trace the outline of the shadow.
I offered Adrian 💚green paper since the animal he picked is a zebra (from Africa), and in a Montessori curriculum, continents are color-coded: for example, 🌍Africa is always 💚green. Adrian is using these extra large thick core coloring pencils by Lyra which are his absolute favorite!
Teachers Appreciation 🌺Gift
Summer is officially here, and Julia had her last day of school this week. We gave out to teachers these 🌺flower pots with her🖐🏻🖐🏻 handprints as a token of appreciation for all the hard work they do in helping our children 🌸bloom! Julia used jumbo washable ink pads to make the prints (just interpose one handprint over the other to give the flower more "petals"), and she then colored the popsicle sticks ~ ala "stems" with tempera paints which dry super quick and we simply inserted the hand-print into the pot. Make sure to laminate your handprint for long-lasting durability.
Stay tuned for more arts and crafts ...