Letter W Arts and Crafts




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Wind Art
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw a picture of an outside scene (their house, playing on the playground, etc) then have them put a few drops of light blue (almost clear) paint on the edge of a piece of paper. Using a straw have them blow the paint across the paper. This looks really neat and is a great way to symbolize wind in art.
Wind Stick
Submitted by Wendy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children paint a paper towel roll and then attach (staple) multi-colored tissue paper strips to the end of the roll. On a particularly windy day let your children take these outside and watch the strips blow in the wind
Cooked Spaghetti Worm Habitat
Submitted by Paula
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Spaghetti
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children create a worm habitat on a piece of paper with paint. Then have them add a spaghetti worm (cooked spaghetti still moist) into their habitat. The spaghetti will dry stiff and stick to the paper.
Idea:
During camping week paint with fake worms like they use for fishing
Western Vest
Submitted by Gene
What You Need:
  • Paper Grocery Bag
  • Paint/Crayons/Markers
What You Do:
  • Cut armholes and a head hole in the bag. Let your children decorate it with the paint as a western them (sheriff, landscape, etc)
Windsock
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper Bags
  • Streamers
  • Paint
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Cut the end out of a paper bag. Next have your children paint the bag and decorate it any way that they want. Have them attach streamers to the end of the bag. On the other end of the bag punch two holes (reinforce with tape and then punch) and put yarn through it. Your children can now hang up their windsock and watch the wind blow through it.
Whale Stain Glass
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper or Waxed Paper
  • Tissue Paper or Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Give the kids the contact paper (or glue and wax paper) cut out as a whale. Then Let your kids make their own stain glass whale. After they have dried hang them in the window to make a beautiful stained glass look..
Finger Paint Whale
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Yarn
  • Glitter
  • Finger Paint
  • Sponge (For Sponge Paints)
What You Do:
  • Cut out the construction paper in the shape of a creature and give all of your kids a cutout. Let them use all of the above materials to create their own whale
3D Whale
What You Need:
  • Poster Board
  • Tissue Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Cotton Balls or Cutup Paper
What You Do:
  • Give each child a cutout of a whale. Let them decorate the creature however they want (hint: for cool gills use glue and sprinkle glue on it). Then connect the two halves, stuffing them with the cotton balls. Makes a great 3D fish.
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