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Balloons Scene
Submitted by Trish
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Balloons
  • Paint
  • Markers/Crayons
What You Do:
  • Give your children paper and an unblown up balloon. Then let them paste the balloon on the paper and design a scene of where they think their balloon would like to be.
Idea:
Let your children paint with balloons for an emphasis on "B" things
Baby Painting
Submitted by Nancy
During your baby section you can add lots of fun things to paint or paint with different things. Here are a few ideas:
  • Add Baby Powder to the Finger Paint
  • Paint with Baby Lotion
  • Paint using Bottles full of paint
Bunny Habitat
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
What You Do:
  • Let you kids design their own Bunny Habitat. Let them design it any way that they think a bunny would like to live. Than have them add a paper bunny into their habitat
Ball Prints
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Wading Pool or other large container
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Sports Balls (Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, etc.)
What You Do:
  • Put a small amount of paint into a wading pool. Have your children roll the ball into the paint and then roll it onto paper to make unique ball prints
Coffee Bear
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Construction Paper
What You Do:
  • Have the children make bears with watered down glue. Then sprinkle coffee grounds on them. Now you have great brown bears.
Coffee Bear 2
Submitted by Barbara
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
What You Do:
  • Have the children paint bears with paint that has coffee grounds mixed in it.
Bee 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 a Bumble Bee. Let you kids put the construction paper or tissue paper on it and make great collagesMake Your
Bee Hive
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
What You Do:
  • Let you kids design their own Bee Hive, Then they can draw the bees in the habitat.
Real Bird Nest
Submitted by Daylene
What You Need:
  • Mud
  • Sticks, twigs, pine needles, or pebbles
  • Grass or leaves
What You Do:
  • After showing your children pictures of bird nest, provide you students with mud, sticks, grass, leaves, twigs, pine needles, and pebbles. Let you kids create their own bird nest.
Bird Travel Book
Submitted by Carol
What You Need:
  • Yarn
  • Construction Paper
  • Any Other Art Materials You Want
What You Do:
  • Give the children all of the materials and have them make pictures of where they would go and what they would do if they where a bird. You can then string their pictures together and make a Bird Travel Book.
Own Bumble Bee
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 Bumble Bee
Crazy Stain Glass Bear
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper or Waxed Paper
  • Tissue Paper or Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
What You Do:
  • Give the kids the contact paper (or glue and wax paper) cut out as a winter animal. Then Let your kids make their own stain glass creature. After they have dried hang them in the window to make a beautiful stained glass look.
Multicolored Bear
Submitted by Cady
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper, Cloth Samples, or Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Poster Board or Construction Paper
What You Do:
  • Have the kids put the different colored tissue paper (or alternatives) on the bear shaped poster board however they want. You'll end up with multicolored interesting animals
Bread Art
Submitted by Cheryl
What You Need
  • Butter
  • Food Coloring
  • Bread
  • Sugar (optional)
What You Do:
  • Put butter into a few small dishes. Add different colors of food coloring to the butter. Let your children spread the butter on the bread to create a colorful creation. Finally toast the bread (sprinkle some sugar to make it even more Yummy!) and let your children have an edible treat.
Flying Butterflies
Submitted by Paula
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
  • Twisty Ties
What You Do:
  • Cut out wings out of the tissue paper. Then let the kids decorate them however they want. Next put the twisty tie around the wings to make the thorax and antennas. Then put all the butterflies in a popcorn bowl. Let your kids wave books, poster board, etc. Next to the bowl and watch the butterflies fly.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
Submitted by Leslie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle with water
  • Washable Markers
  • Clothespins
What You Do:
  • Let kids color coffee filters, then spray them with the spray bottle, then twist and clip with clothespin. This will make the butterfly wings, the kids can then color a face and antennas on the clothespin.
Bubble Prints
Submitted by Jenni
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Straw
What You Do:
  • Mix 1 part paint to 2 parts dishwashing liquid in a bowl. Have your children blow into the bowl with a straw. This will cause bubbles to form over the top of the bowl. Now have your kids put a piece of paper over the bowl in order to cause bubble prints to form

Note: Put a small hole near the top of the straw so that your children can not suck up the solution

Alternatively: Put several smaller containers containing different colors near each other. When your children put the paper over it. It will make cool colors.
Binoculars
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Paint
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have your children make binoculars by gluing two toilet paper tubes together and then painting them.
Bird Nest
Submitted by Rebecca
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Easter Grass
What You Do:
  • Glue the Easter Grass onto the coffee filter and it makes a cute bird nest.
Butterfly Footprints
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Large White Paper
  • Paint
  • Markers, Glitter, or Other Decorating Materials
What You Do:
  • Put the Children's footprints on the paper (separated to make wings of a butterfly) Then (after they have dried) let the kids design their own unique butterfly
Soccer Ball
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Give your children a round white circle and have them paint the circle with black paint to make a soccer ball.
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