Scratch Picture, Touch Letters or Word, Sack Puppet, Indian Chief Headdress
1. Completely color in one side of the paper with many colors (DON'T USE BLACK)
2. Use a black crayon to completely color over the colors.
3. Use a penny to scratch off the black crayon to draw a picture (exposing the colors beneath the black).
Touch Letters or Word
Piece of heavy paper or cardboard
Dried Beans or unpopped corn
1. Using the glue, write a word or letter you want the child to learn.
2. Have the child fill in the glue letter or word with beans or unpopped corn.
3. Allow to dry.
4. Have the child chose his or her eyes and "feel" the letter or word.
This is a favorite from my childhood. Turning an ordinary lunch sack into a puppet with a moving mouth. Today lunch sacks are available in an array of colors!
Lunch size paper sack
Colored construction paper
Crayons or felt tip pins
1.Use the bottom of the sack for the puppet's face. When you put your hand into the sack you can move the sack's bottom up and down. The lower fold will be the puppet's mouth and under the fold of the sack's bottom will be the inside of the puppet's mouth.
2. Use colored construction paper to cut out features, arms, legs or clothes for the puppet. Secure using glue stick.
3. Glue on strands of yard for hair or facial hair. Decorate with crayons or pens.
Indian Chief Headdress
2" x 24" strip of thin cardboard
Colored construction paper (a variety of colors)
1. Wrap the strip of cardboard around forehead to measure for fit. (this will be the headband). Cut off excess ends, leaving several inches of space between the ends when strip is wrapped around head. (For example, if an 18" strip completely wraps around the head, cut the strip in a 16" length.)
2. Using hole punch (have an adult use a tip of a nail if the cardboard is too thick) to punch a hole on each end of the strip, about 1/2 inch from each end.
3. Cut feather shapes from various colors. Feathers should be approximately 6 inches long and 2 inches wide in the middle.
4. Use glue stick to fasten bottom tips of feathers on inside of headband.
5. Allow to dry completely.
6. Loop a piece of string through holes and tie to secure headdress on head.
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