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Clown Face and Hat
Submitted by Jen
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper and/or Paper Plate
  • Pompoms
  • Crayons
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • Let the Children decorate a piece of Legal paper. When this has dried make a cone shaped hat with it. Next let the kids decorate a clown face on the paper plate. You can attach it with yarn. Now the children made great clown costumes
Coupons
What You Need:
  • Crayons and Markers
  • Construction Paper
  • Magazines
What You Do:
  • Cut out construction paper to look like coupons and have the kids decorate them
Group Carousel
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper (cut out as horses)
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Googly Eyes
What You Do:
  • Give Each child a horse cutout. Let them decorate it any way that they want. Then put each cutout either on the wall or on a already made carousel. Then you have a neat carousel that the whole class participated in making.
Idea:
Make Candy Canes with Pipe Cleaners
Submitted by an unknown friend
Clothesline Art
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Small Clothespins
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have your children attach yarn to a piece of paper and then cut out clothes shapes from separate pieces of paper. They can then paint these clothes to make them look like their favorite outfit. Finally, once the clothes have dried have them use miniature clothespins to hang their clothes on the yarn clothesline.
Clouds Pieces
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children a precut Clouds piece (or let them cut their own) Let them add the features to really make it look like Clouds. These work great on a bulletin board like "Popping into summer" etc
The Color Mixer Pyramid
Submitted by Tonya
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have child dip their hand in Yellow paint and place at the very top their paper. Dip other hand in Red paint and place at the very bottom left corner of their paper. Rub hands together to create Orange and place a hand print in between the Red and Yellow. Wash their hands. Dip a hand in Blue paint and place at the very bottom right corner of their paper. Dip the other hand in Red and mix the two hands together to create Purple. Place a hand print between the Red and Blue hand prints Wash hands. Dip a hand in Blue and a hand in Yellow and rub together to create Green. Place this hand print between the Blue and Yellow. You know have a pyramid of colors!
Coffee Filter Mixers
Submitted by Linda
What You Need:
  • Washable Markers
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottles
What You Do:
  • Have children color coffee filters with washable markers. Have the children squirt the filters with spray bottles. Watch how the colors bleed and mix with each other.
Various Colors (Coffee Filter)
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • Washable Markers
  • Coffee Filters
What You Do:
  • Make a ring on the coffee filter with a black marker near the center, about an inch from that ring make another ring, continue doing this until you reach the edge. Fold the coffee filter several times. Dip the end of the filter into water for a few seconds. The black ink will run and other colors will be seen. Open the filter and lay flat on newspaper to dry.
Clouds Collage
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Colored Glue (paint or food coloring mixed with glue)
  • Paper
  • Clouds
What You Do:
  • Provide your children with many different colors of glue. Let them basically paint a picture with the glue (glue must be thick enough to hold Clouds) and then have them press Clouds onto the painted parts. This makes a wonder, cute, and creative collage look!
Hand Crocodile
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 childrent to use the materials to create the markings and features of a crocodile. Encourage students to create the animals natural environment with the leaves and grass.
Idea:
Make a clock on paper plates
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Cactus
Submitted by Barbara
What You Need:
  • Potato or cucumber or paper or play dough
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Either give your children a potato with the bottom cut off or a piece of paper cut into the shape of a cactus. Let them stick toothpicks in it and paint it to make it look like a cactus.
Idea:
use cotton, clay, crayons, etc for art supplies during "C"
Cactus
Submitted by Mindy
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Leaves, Twigs, and,Grass
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Precut a cactus shapes from white construction paper and then, using green paint, have the children marble paint the cobra. You can then paste the cactus on another sheet of paper and have the children use the other supplies (twigs, grass, etc) to make a desert scene.
Idea:
Use cut carrots to make prints on paper
Submitted by Bonnie
Scratchy Cactus
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Green Paint
  • Liquid Starch
  • Salt or Sand
What You Do:
  • Have your children outline a cactus on light green or white construction paper. Then provide them with a mixture of liquid starch, salt, and green tempura paint. Let your children paint their cactuses. When they dry they will fill scratchy.
Clown Outline
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Large Sheets of Paper
  • Marker (to outline children)
  • Crayons, paint, markers, etc.
What You Do:
  • Outline each child as they lay on paper. Then let them decorate the outline as if they were clowns.
Idea:
Use Charcoal for art projects during "C" Week
Sub. by an Unknown User
Circus Train
Submitted by an Freta
What You Need:
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Crayons, paint, markers, etc.
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pompoms or Styrofoam Balls
What You Do:
  • Have each child decorate a circus train car (like the ones on animal cracker boxes). Then have them make the animal to go in the car (Can make from Pompoms or Styrofoam Balls or if strapped for time have them cut out pictures). You provide the engine and you have a great circus train
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