Letter A Arts and Crafts




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Ant Collage
Submitted by Karen
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Construction Paper or Tissue Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut the contact paper in the shape of an ant. Let you kids put the construction paper or tissue paper on it and make great collages
Make Your Own Ant
Submitted by Jenni
What You Need:
  • cotton balls
  • egg cartons
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glitter, any other material that you want to use.
What You Do:
  • Cut the egg cartons and let the children make their own ant
Idea:
Use raisins or fingerprints to represent ants
Submitted by Susan
Hand Apple Tree
Submitted by Hollie
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Other Materials you choose
What You Do:
  • First Paint the kids hand brown and press it on paper to make a tree trunk. Then Give the kids red, yellow, and green paint as well as any other supplies you choose. Then let the kids create their own apple tree.
Hand Alligator
Submitted by Leslie
What You Need:
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Leaves
  • Grass
What You Do:
  • Have each child trace their hand on light colored paper. Allow your children to use the materials to create the markings and features of a Alligator. Encourage students to create the animals natural environment with the leaves and grass.
Rock Ant
Submitted by Mrs. Kelli
What You Need:
  • Paint or Markers
  • Rock
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • google Eyes
What You Do:
  • If you live where you can, let your kids go pick out their own rocks. Then wash the rocks, let them dry. Then give the kids all the different supplies and let them design their own ant.
Idea:
Apples make a great painting instrument use them instead of sponges or other instruments
Submitted by Liz
Stained Glass Apples
Submitted by Emily
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper or Waxed Paper
  • Tissue Paper or Construction Paper
  • Leaves (optional)
  • Pipe Cleaner or Sticks (Optional)
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Give the kids the contact paper (or glue and wax paper) cut out as apples. Then Let your kids make their own stain glass apples. Let them be as creative as they want to be. Some will make multi-colored apples with worms (Yarn makes great worms) in them, while others will make a plain red apple. After they have dried hang them in the window to make a beautiful collage.
Apple Shaker
Submitted by Kelli
What You Need:
     
  • Paint
  • Bells or Any other small noise maker (buttons, erasers, small pebbles, etc.)
  • Poster Board or Paper Plates
  • Ribbon
What You Do:
  • Let the students paint two pieces of apple shaped poster board (or paper plates). Then glue and staple the two pieces together (Putting Noise Maker in middle). Next attach the ribbon. Now you have a great Tambourine like noise maker for you children to enjoy.
Apple Frame
Submitted by Wendy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Leaves
  • Poster Board or Paper Plates
  • Small twigs or pipe cleaners
What You Do:
  • Give the kids apple shapes and let them decorate them as an apple with the supplies (paint, twigs, and leaves). In the middle put a picture of their choice
Design an Ant
Submitted by J. Smith
What You Need:
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Feathers
  • Football Shakers
  • google Eyes
  • Construction Paper
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • After talking about ants, and looking at insect pictures. Give the kids all of the materials and let them design their own ants. You will be amazed what great insects your kids will come up with
Ant Habitat
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
What You Do:
  • Let you kids design their own Ant Hill with tunnels then they can draw the insects in.
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