Use this craft during any season or holiday by switching out the paper colors! Children will love using their handprints to creat this beautiful tree!
9×12″ Heavyweight Construction Paper
Best Value Safety Scissors
Colorations® Washable School Glue
Huge 9″ Alphabet Collage Letters
Fadeless® Paper Rolls, 48″W x 50’L
- Teaching appreciation for the things that are important to each child.
- To have the children learn about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful.
- Using fine motor skills to trace and cut
Before You Start:
- You will need enough pieces of construction paper for your class. To make an autumn tree, use fall colors, such as red, yellow, green and orange.
- Assist children in tracing their hands.
- Help them cut out the shape of their traced hands and have them write, “I am thankful for…” on the hand. Let them choose what they are thankful for.
- Help the children construct the trunk of the tree by using brown construction paper.
- Next, have each child tape or glue their “thankful hands” to the tree.
- You can also add pictures of the children if you would like!
BioColor® 16 oz – Set of 11
Bingo Bottles with Tips & Caps – Set of 12
World Colors Paper – 50 Sheets
Best Value Tape
Full Strip Stapler
1. Have each child create a self-portrait on paper using Bingo bottles filled with BioColor® paint.
2. Make a monoprint of each finished portrait by placing a clean sheet of paper on top and rubbing.
3. To create the 3-D effect cut out the oval face from your monoprint, then cut a 2” dart on the top and bottom, overlap dart and staple to secure.
4. Adhere 3-D face to original self-portrait with staple or tape.
Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Paint, 8 oz.
Colorations® Silver Liquid Watercolor Paint, 8 oz.
Sea Life Photo Foam Stickers
Colorations® Tacky Glue
Colorations® Blunt Tip Scissors, 5″L – Set of 12
Colorations® Color Permanent Markers – Set of 12
Colorations® Black Permanent Markers – Set of 12
Colored Masking Tape – 1 Roll
- Fill a water bottle with water. Add a few squirts of Colorations Liquid Watercolor, and then add approximately 1 tsp. Colorations® Silver Liquid Watercolor Paint.
- Close bottle and shake.
- Seal cap onto bottle using tacky glue or masking tape.
- To add decoration, use Sea Life foam stickers, or create your own. You can use a marker to add details.
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- Encourage children to experiment with colors and faces as they create their crabs.
- Utilize crabs for activities such as crab race, crab walk or just decorate the classroom!
Before You Start:
Cut crab claws and legs out of foam pieces, pipe cleaners or construction paper. Provide paper plates, red pom poms and wiggly eyes. Use Colorations® Foam Paint in various colors.
Set of all 12 Colorations® Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter – 1 lb. Each
Colorations® Foam Paint, 8 oz. – Set of 7
Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners – Pack of 100
9″ White Paper Plates – 100 Pieces
Black Wiggly Eyes – 1000 Pieces
Red Pom Poms
- Have children paint two paper plates with Colorations® Foam Paint.
- Encourage the children to make designs on their crabs.
- Allow the paint to dry.
- Glue the paper plates together.
- Add pom poms and wiggly eyes.
- Add construction paper claws and legs.
With Colorations® Foam Paint and prepped materials, the project is done in one sitting and ready for a crab walk display!