It's that time of year again....Back To School! We know that this year will different than any other year. Whatever your family's school plan looks like, here are a few cute crafts that you can make to celebrate a new school year!
Apple Paper Plate
This is a great activity for toddlers! It really helps them develop their fine motor skills.
The joy of this craft is that there really is a wrong way to do it. Let your child lead and see what they come up with. The main objective is to get the using those fine motor skills.
The wonderfully creative folks at teachingspecialthinkers.com have a great craft idea to help your preschool/kindergarten age kiddo work on their name. Let's make a rainbow!!
**Depending on your child, you may need to help more with some of these steps. Let your child try to do as much as they can without getting frustrated. Feel free to help when they need it.
**Just a reminder, please feel free to help your child with any of these steps if they need it.
This last idea is for school age kids of really any age. I think kids that are elementary, junior high and high school ages might like this one! We love that the creative people at southluminastyle.com came up with this great back to school idea!!
Make sure to cover your workspace before you begin. Using masking or painter’s tape, cover over the erasers of each of the pencils. If the pencils come pre-sharpened, you might want to cover the sharpened tips with tape as well.
If they choose to paint their own designs a small paint brush might work better, but some little hands might prefer the foam brushes. You might need to let the pencil dry and add a second coat of paint if you are hand painting them.
To create a marbled look we spread out a sheet of tin foil and added splatters of at least two different colors of paint. Make sure that the “pool” of paint is as long as the pencil so when you roll the pencil it covers from the tip of the pencil to the eraser. Use a new sheet of tin foil for each of the different color combinations.
Place the pencil down and gently roll it across your color combination to cover all of the pencil in a thin coat of paint.
Let the pencils dry. You can clip the eraser end of the pencil with a clothespin and stand up the wet pencils to dry or try leaning the erasers against a slightly raised surface like the lip of an old cookie sheet or even a small box out of the recycling. Something to rest one of the edges of the pencil to keep it slightly elevated and not sitting flat when it’s drying.
Once the paint is dry it’s time to add the top coat. Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to each pencil and let it dry. Gently remove the masking or painter’s tape and marvel at your craftiness.
Sharpen the pencils and enjoy using them!
I hope that you enjoy getting crafty with your kids with these back to school ideas!