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Magnetic Painting
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Magnets
  • Nuts/Bolts or other metal objects
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children a piece of paper (tape paper to table) and a magnet. Dip metal object into paint and place them on the child's paper. Have them hold the magnet under the table and move the objects around to paint with it. If your table is to thick for the magnet to work you may have to use trays or something skinnier for this project to work.
A Me Collage
Submitted by Karen
What You Need:
  • Large Paper
  • Magazines
  • Glue
What You Do
  • Trace and cut out your children from the paper. Let them go through magazines and cut out things that they like. They can then paste them on the cut out and you have a collage of the child
Mailman Bag (Doctor, Mailman, etc)
Submitted by Freta
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Magazine Clippings (of community helpers and their tools)
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them design their own Mailman's Bag.
Mouse in a Jar
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Inkpad
  • Markers, Crayons, or paints
What You Do:
  • Give your children a piece of paper with a pre-drawn (or have them draw one) jar on its side on it. Then have them use a inkpad to make fingerprints inside the jar, and then let them add the mouse features (eyes, ears, whiskers, arms, legs, tail, etc) to it.
"The Lunch" Mouse
Submitted by Torrie
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Construction Paper
What You Do:
  • Do this along with the book "Lunch" by Denise Fleming. Have your children cut out a mouse shape from construction paper. Then have them cut out food shapes form tissue paper and put them on the mouse. This represents the way the mouse took on the color of the food he ate in the book
Mitten Collage
Submitted by Ally
What You Need:
  • Butcher Paper
  • Construction Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut out the shape of a mitten from butcher paper. Have them glue on small squares of construction paper to form a collage type look.
Marble Art
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Precut shapes on white construction paper and then, using paint, have the children marble paint their shape.
Me in a Coat and Mittens
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper Plate
  • Cotton
  • Markers/Crayons
  • Paper
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw and color their face on a paper plate. Next cut two edges off a piece of paper to form a coat (have your children add buttons, pockets, etc) Next, glue the coat to the plate and put cotton around the edge of the plate to look like a hood. Finally, add mittens attached by yarn.
Marble Mittens
Submitted by Janice
What You Need:
  • Marbles
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out mittens from the paper. Then give them a small covered container have them put their mitten in the container, dip marbles into paint and put them into the container. Close the container and let your children shake it. These really do make neat designs.
Moose Headband
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Make a piece of paper that will go around your children's heads. Then have them trace and cut out their hands. These can be attached to the head band to make Moose Antlers.
The Me Puppet
Submitted by Kelli
What You Need:
  • Paper Bags
  • Crayons
  • Fabrics
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Let your children make a puppet of themselves. They can create the facial features on the bag and yarn for hair. Additionally they can use your fabrics to make clothes for their puppet.
Handprint Mittens
Submitted by Maurine
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut large mittens out of paper. Give each of your children a large mitten and have them make handprints all over the mitten. This makes a cute bulletin boar or gift for your parents.
Idea:
Let your children paint with old mittens! They will love it!
Submitted by Jen
Great Big Class Mitten
Submitted by Mindy
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glitter and any other supplies.
What You Do:
  • Cut a large mitten out of paper. Next cut the mitten into many small pieces. Give each of your children a piece. Tell them to design it as uniquely as they can. Put all of the pieces together and you have a unique mitten.

Note: If you have a big class make two mittens, and connect them with yarn.
A Me Collage
Submitted by Karen
What You Need:
  • Large Paper
  • Magazines
  • Glue
What You Do
  • Trace and cut out your children from the paper. Let them go through magazines and cut out things that they like. They can then paste them on the cut out and you have a collage of the child
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