August 1 is National Spiderman Day, so let’s make a spider to celebrate. This spider is great for preschoolers because he knows how to count to eight, one for each leg. He also likes to eat cupcakes too! Yum, this spider has good taste, doesn’t he?
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This easy to make owl and moon mobile is a hoot to make and an easy and appropriate craft theme to celebrate Moon Day! Be prepared to answer this question: Why does the Moon sometimes come out during the day? . Here’s the answer from David Palmer and Tim Kallman, from the Ask an Astrophysicist team.
You can see the Moon in the daytime because it is big and brightly lit by the Sun. The surface of the Moon is about as reflective as an asphalt road–rather dark but not totally black. When you look at the Moon, you are seeing the light which reflects off it. This is not nearly as bright as the Sun, but it is up to 100,000 times as bright as the brightest nighttime star.
During the day, the brightness of the sky washes out the light from the stars: a region of the sky including a bright star is only very slightly brighter than a region of the sky without a bright star, so your eye cannot notice the difference. However, the region of the sky containing the Moon is much brighter, so you can see it. You can also sometimes see Venus during the day if the conditions are right and you know exactly where to look, but anything dimmer is lost.
It might be useful to think of the Sun as a large light bulb, and the moon as a large mirror. There are situations where we can’t see the light bulb, but we can see the light from the bulb reflected in the mirror. This is the situation when the moon is out at night. We can’t see the Sun directly because the earth is blocking our view of it, but we can see its light reflected from the moon. However, there are also situations where we can see both the light bulb and the mirror, and this is what is happening when we see the moon during the day. You can explore this for yourself with a light and a hand mirror. Depending on which way you face (away from the light or sideways to the light) you can see either just the mirror, or both the light and the mirror.
• Glue or tape
• Hole puncher
1. Print the Kraftykid Owl and Moon Mobile template and cut out all pieces.
2. Glue the owl to the moon using the sample as a guide.
3. Punch a hole in the top of the moon and insert a string for hanging (around 18 inches) and tie in a knot.
4. Glue the word “hoot” to the circle with the owl on it, following the sample as a guide.
5. Attach a string about 6” to the back of the moon with tape or glue.
6. Attach the string to the back of the circle, so that the decorative owl circle is dangling from the moon.
7. Hang up for all to see.
Make an Owl From Hearts
I love this little owl project. It’s made entirely from different sized hearts, from its head to its toes! Using contrasting scrapbook paper makes it look even cuter. But what’s really a hoot, is that by using a paper fastener to connect the beak to the body allows the owl’s head to move from side to side, just like the real deal!
- Kraftykid heartfelt owl template
- Construction paper or coordinating scrapbook paper
- Googley eyes
- Brad or paper fastener
- Print the Kraftykid heartfelt owl template and cut out the hearts.
- Paste the two largerst hearts together with the points facing out.
- Bring the top point down to form the beak.
- Fasten with paper fastener.
- Paste eyes and feet on.
- Add googley eyes.
- If desired add some feathers.
Write a message like, “Guess, WHOOO loves you? I do!
Whimsical Paper Crow Puppet
This is such an adorable and fun Fall craft to make. It’s a great classroom project for the kids to make and put their names on to decorate a bulletin board. Use some burlap to decorate the background and some raffia. They are great used to use as puppets and the kids will enjoy making the arms move up and down.
Children’s Photo Hanging Spider Craft
Kids just love this Halloween spider craft. It’s fun to see themselves as a hanging spider. This is a perfect Halloween school craft. We made them in my son’s classroom and hung them in the hallway with spider webs. They loved it!
Halloween Craft from Recycled Juice Box
Here’s a really easy and really cute craft project for Halloween. It also doubles as a treat holder for Halloween goodies or as a Halloween table decoration. What fun your trick or treater will have filling them up. I think a matching bride is in order, don’t you?
Halloween Treat Holder Craft
Here’s a really easy and really cute craft project for Halloween. It also doubles as a treat holder for Halloween goodies or as place card holders for a Halloween table decoration. And what better to fill them up with than candy corn treats. Yum…
Halloween Treat Holder Craft
Here’s a really easy and really cute craft project for Halloween. It also doubles as a treat holder for Halloween goodies. I’m going to try filling them up with carrot sticks but Hershey kisses sound pretty good too!
Sweet Treat for Your Soul Pumpkin Craft Project – Write your favorite bible verse
on the back of this pumpkin with the message “You picked a sweet treat from my bowl,so here’s a sweet treat for your soul” on the other side. Just tie to your Halloween treat and spread the love!