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"The Grouchy Ladybug" Lady bug
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Medal Fastener (brass fastner)
What You Do:
  • Give each child two small paper plates and have them paint one as a ladybug. Next have them cut that plate in half Have them paint the second plate as a lady bug with its wings spread. Attach the two halves to the second plate with a medal fastner. Now the wings of the ladybug can open and shut!!!
Leafy People
Submitted by Freta
What You Need:
  • Leaves (Various Sizes)
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, etc.
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a picture of their families using the leaves. They can use the leaves for the bodies, for clothing, or anything else they want to.
Paper Plate Lion
Submitted by Tonya
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a lion. You can suggest that they use the yarn for the outer edges and paint the face but don't be to specific so their creative juices can flow.
Leaf Tie Dye
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred) and Flowers
  • Cloth (Light Color)
  • Sticking Instrument (Mallet or Hammer)
What You Do:
  • Put the leaves and Flowers out on the floor or counter. Put the cloth on top of the leaves and flowers. Then hit the cloth with the mallet until the leaves and Flowers are ground up. This will put a neat pattern on the cloth. If your brave you can let the children try it


Warning: Very Messy. Watch children with Mallets closely.
Tip:
You can let children paint with leaves (green leaves work best) it makes great designs.
Log Cabin
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Milk Cartons
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Clean and dry milk cartons and then staple the tops together. This forms the roof of your cabin. Next cover your log cabin with brown construction paper using glue (for added emphasis use strips to make it look more like a log cabin). Next cut out two triangles to cover the angles of the roof and then cut out a door (don't cut completely out just three sides) and draw a square window on another side (other than the one with the door) - you can paint shutters around the door. Put a shiny penny with Lincoln facing out in the window or in the triangle of the roof. Finally, cut out a rectangle for the roof and attach it to the box. You can add a chimney or other details if you wish.
Hand Lion
Submitted by Debra
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 lion. Encourage students to create the animals natural environment with the leaves and grass.
Lion Mask
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a lion. You can suggest that they use the yarn for the outer edges and paint the face but don't be to specific so their creative juices can flow. Once they are done cut eye holes out and attach a piece of yarn to hold the mask on
Leaf Tie Dye 2
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters (Cut out in the shape of leaves)
  • Water Droppers
  • Dye or Paint Various colors)
What You Do:
  • Mix the Paint or Dye with water then put it in the water droppers (different color for each water dropper). Let the children create their own leaves with the droppers The colors mix together to make great, original looking leaves.
Leaf Wreath
Submitted by Carrie
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred)
  • Paper Plate
  • Paste
What You Do:
  • Have your children collect interesting leaves. Next, cut the center of the plate out and let your children attach their leaves. This makes a really cut Leaf Wreath.
Flip the Latkes
Submitted By Diane, Headstart Program, Monticello, NY
What You Need:
  • Small Paper Plates
  • Poster Board
  • Yarn
  • Popsicle Stick
What You Do:
  • Our class will make Latkes (A pancake) and then we will do an art project called Flip the Latkes. You will need small paper plates, cut out a small circle from poster board, yarn. Have the children decorate the paper plate and then punch a hole on the side of the paper plate, put the yarn through the hole and then put the round circle through the yarn, add a popsicle stick to the circle so that the children can hold it and flip the latke. I hope this will be as much fun in your class as it is in mine. Email me at Hartdia47@hotmail.com. I Would love some more ideas. Glad to share.
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