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Bunny Rabbit Paper Plate Craft

Paper plate crafts are some of the schools favorites! They’re easy and inexpensive to boot. Here’s one for a cute rabbit. Use the Kraftykid paper plate bunny template and glue on the arms, ears, and feet, or for a bigger challenge, children can draw and make their own arms, legs, ect. and will make a good open ended art project.

Supplies:

Kraftykid Bunny Paper Plate template

• Glue

• Scissors

• Pompoms

• Chenille Stems

Instructions:

1. Lay your project pieces on a clean flat work area.

2. Take one large paper plate and one small paper plate and glue them together on the edges (see illustrations). Let dry.

3. Print the Kraftykid Bunny Paper Plate template and cut out all pieces.

4. Follow the illustrations for placement. Glue down the construction paper shapes and let dry.

5. Take three pompons and two chenille stems and decorate your critter. Glue them in place and let dry.

6. Use scrap construction paper to create other accessories for your critter.

7. HELPFUL HINTS: When gluing down parts you may want to use a heavy book as a weight.

 Curriculum:

Bunnies have big ears and can hear lots of things. How good are our ears? What experiment can we try? How about an old fashioned walkie-talkie!

Supplies: 2 plastic disposable cups and a long piece of string

• Put the kids in partners

• Make a split in each cup and have the string through each one then knot.

• The kids should spread apart and talk to each other through their new walkie-talkie. While one is taking in the cup the other is listening!

 

Stained Glass Butterfly Craft

These stained glass butterflies look pretty colored with permanent markers and hung in a window where the sun can make them sparkle.

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Cherry Blossom Tissue Paper Branch

In 1912, Washington DC, received a spectacular gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Tokyo, Japan. 100 years later, people from all over the world are still enjoying the benefits of this wonderful gift. Talk about the gift that keeps giving! We are going to make our own cherry blossom branch craft using pink, red, and white squares of tissue paper and ‘scrunching’ and gluing them onto an empty branch in honor of one of our nation’s most beloved treasures.

Let’s celebrate Cherry Blossom season!

Supplies:
  • Pink, red, white tissue paper
  • Glue
Instructions:
  1. Print the Kraftykid tree branch template.
  2. Tear the pink, red, white tissue paper into small squares about 1 ½ inch square.
  3. Scrunch the paper together to form a small ball.
  4. Glue to the empty branch.

 

Little Chick Necklace Craft

These necklaces are great fun to make and it’s an easy craft for preschoolers and allows them to work on their motor skills. We made a cute little chick necklace in the spirit of Spring, but you could make them out of any type of shape. We’ll be making little white and black Scotties next month, so be on the lookout!

Supplies:

Kraftykid little chick necklace template

• Scissors

• Hole puncher

• String or plastic cord

• Straws

Instructions:

1. Print out the Kraftykid little chick necklace template.

2. Cut out the birds.

3. Punch holes using the hole puncher about 1 inch down from where the head meets the body.

4. Cut the straws into 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces.

5. Thread one piece of the straw onto the cord and tie into a knot to keep the string secure and the pieces don’t fall off.

6. Complete the necklace by threading, a bird, a piece of straw, a bird, straw, ect. until you complete the necklace.

7. Tie securely when finished. Cute, right?

 

Weather Mobile Craft

Do you have a budding meteorologist in the class? This craft project is a good way to teach children all about the weather outside. Combine with a walk outside to discover and talk about the weather of the day. Keep a chart all week, then make this fun weather mobile that they can hang in their rooms.

Materials:

Kraftykid weather mobile template

• Yarn

• Scissors

• Wire clothes hanger

• Cardboard paper towel roll

• Paper hole punch

• Paints

• Scissors

Instructions:

1. Print the free, downloadable Kraftykid weather mobile template, 2 per child.

2. Cut out all of the shapes. You will have two of each picture.

3. Cut a long slit all the way down the cardboard roll and punch holes about 1inch deep from the edge, spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart so that you have six holes.

4. Paint the roll and let dry.

5. Cut 6 pieces of yarn in varied lengths.

6. Knot each piece of yarn several times so that the knot is bigger than the punched hole.

7. Pull each piece of yarn through a hole in the roll so that the knot keeps the yarn in place.

8. Slide the roll onto the clotheshanger and twist it so the holes are at the bottom.

9. Glue the piece of yarn between the two matching pictures.

 

Spring Seder Plate Craft

No Seder is complete without a special plate highlighting all of the Passover symbols:

Charoset, a delicious mixture of apples, walnuts, red wine, cinnamon and sugar, symbolizing the mortar used to build Pyramids in ancient Egypt Bitter herbs, usually horseradish, reminding us of the difficulties endured by our ancestors Greens (can be parsley, lettuce or celery), representing spring and a time of new beginnings an Egg, symbolizing the circle of life a Shankbone or neck of poultry, reminding us of the mighty arm of God.

Supplies:

seder-plate-craft

  • One round plastic or sturdy paper plate
  • Five paper muffin cups
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter and stickers if desired
Instructions:
  1. Print the Kraftykid Seder template and cut out the circles to be used inside your muffins cups: Charoset, Bitter herbs, Greens, Egg and Shankbone.
  2. Glue the five cups around the perimeter of your plate using a small dab of white craft glue.
  3. Once the glue has set and the cups are securely fastened to the plate, glue your five circles inside the cups.
  4. Use glitter and stickers for decoration, if desired.

Tips:

  • If your plate is small, glue the cups onto the rim of the plate to spread things out and leave you more surface to decorate.
  • When you’re done with the glitter, shake the excess directly into the garbage can to avoid a big, sparkly mess

Easter Chick Handprint Craft

This little yellow Easter chick handprint craft is just too cute!  And movable too! We love handprint crafts so much that we try to include one each month.  Parents and grandparents love to receive them as gifts and they make great keepsake gifts. The fact that this craft is movable, makes it great fun to play with too.

Supplies:
  • handprint-chick-craft
  • 2 sheets of yellow construction paper
  • 2 paper fasteners
  • 2 large wiggley eyes
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Trace child’s hands onto yellow construction paper and cut out.
  2. Print the Kraftykid Easter chick template and cut out the pieces.
  3. Position the wings (children’s handprints) on the oval with the fingers facing away from the body.
  4. Attach the wings to the body by pushing the fasteners through the construction paper.  Hint:  Poke a hole through the paper with a sharp pencil.
  5. Fold the diamond in half to create the beak and glue one side of the diamond to the oval so that the beak is three dimensional and can open and close.
  6. Glue wiggley eyes above the beak.
  7. Position the legs under the oval. When you have them where you want them, glue them in place.
  8. Glue the feet onto the legs.

Bunny Rabbit Ear Headband

Masks and headbands are some of our favorite crafts, because the kids get to make them and later wear them.  This easy to make bunny rabbit ear headband is a perfect Easter craft to make, plus it’s a great excuse to have a party!  Try these bunny ears on for size.

Materials:
Instructions:
  1. Print the Kraftykid Bunny Ears template onto heavy cardstock.
  2. Cut the two strips at the bottom of the template and staple or tape together.
  3. Cut out both sets of the white ears and pink ears.
  4. Glue the pink ears inside the white ears.
  5. Glue the ears inside the band, positioning to fit behind the child’s head.
  6. Tape or staple the band to fit the child. Cut off any excess.