Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sail Away Craft

I did not get many photos of this craft in action, but I'll walk you through the steps. Each child will need a small square of cardboard (maybe 8X8 or less), elmer's glue, markers, cut out strips of blue cardboard (from cereal boxes), play dough, a stick and paper (ours was from a falling apart Thomas the Train book) and one of those cardboard triangular edges that come on photo frames to protect the corners.

Start by coloring the triangle. Mine came on some IKEA frames I bought last week(this is your boat). Set aside.

Next, start gluing the strips of blue cardboard to your square to make your water (you could also use construction paper). They will hang over the edges and that's fine, just use lots of glue and cover the whole surface. Set aside to dry. On a separate piece of cardboard, have the kids draw a picture of themselves.

Now, put the kids down for a nap. When the glue is dry, flip the square of cardboard over and with kitchen sheers, trim off the excess blue paper. Flip over and using hot glue, secure your boat to the water.

When the kids get up, have them cut out their pictures of themselves. Squish a big blog of play dough inside the boat and use it to hold up the picture. Cut out a flag, punch two holes and thread your stick through the holes. Stick into play dough and you are done!

This is Calvin's version. He drew a picture of himself and the two babies who come to our house. Evidently they are going sailing with him - one of them seems to be a bit sea sick.

1 comment:

  1. Aloha, so glad to see you are busy as ever with the kids:) I love your energy and creativity!
    you go girl
    sending warm sunshine and hugs from Hawaii