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Monday, February 28, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

I am currently working on a 4 year old's Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party. We will be playing "Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat" and decorating our own Mad Hatter's Hat. I will post more info and some pictures after the party.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pirate Party 2010

2010's Pirate Party brought the handprint pirate. Argh, Matey!


Materials Needed:
Construction paper
black washable paint
white cardstock
black Sharpie
glue stick
googly eyes
wet wipes

Print out pirate hat and eye patch. I found ours by doing a search. Cut out the hat and patch.
Paint the child's hand with the black paint using a sponge wedge.
Press painted hand firmly onto paper. Fingers should be pointing down to the bottom. Wipe hand with wet wipe.
When dry, draw on a mouth, nose and face outline.
Glue on the hat and eye patch.
Draw the string for the eye patch.
Glue googly eye onto face opposite eye patch.

Enjoy!

Pirate Party 2009

September 19th is National Talk Like A Pirate Day. For the last several years, we have had a pirate party. Last year, we made handprint parrots.



Materials Needed:
Washable paints in multiple colors
color printer
white cardstock
construction paper
glue sticks
wet wipes

Print out a parrot body onto white cardstock. I used a picture that had a tail and legs and just cut that part out to allow for the handprint.
Paint the palm and each finger of the child's hand a different color using a sponge wedge and the washable paint.
Press the child's painted hand at a downward angle onto the construction paper. The fingers should be facing down.
Using the glue sticks, attach the parrot body to the top of the handprint. The handprint will form the feathers of the tail.

Enjoy!

Spring 2010

For the Spring party, we did a simple handprint flower.


Materials Needed:
Construction paper - any color
green construction or printer paper
printer
washable paint - any color
glue sticks
wet wipes
sponge wedges

Print out a leaf pattern onto the green paper. Cut out leaves and a stem shaped piece.
Glue stem piece and leaves in place with the glue stick.
Paint child's hand with paint using sponge wedge. Press firmly at top of stem to create the flower.

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009, we went batty. This super cute handprint craft is not my idea but it turned out so adorable, I had to post it.



Here is the link to the original instructions and printables. I went ahead and printed them out. I glued one together and then scanned and printed them for the kids.

Enjoy!

Halloween 2010

This year, we're doing another handprint craft. 2010's model includes a ghost, Frankenstien and a pumpkin.


Materials Needed:
Washable paint - green and orange
crayons
construction paper
sponge wedges
wet wipes

Using the white crayon, draw a large B onto the left-hand side of the page.
Draw eyes and a mouth with the black crayon.
Paint the child's right hand with the orange paint using a sponge wedge.
Press painted hand firmly onto paper making sure that they tuck in their thumb close to their other fingers. Fingers should be pointing down to the bottom. Wipe hand with wet wipe. 
Paint the child's left hand with the green paint using a sponge wedge.
Press painted hand firmly onto paper making sure that they tuck in their thumb close to their other fingers. Fingers should be pointing down to the bottom. Wipe hand with wet wipe.
Using the orange crayon, draw an outline of a pumpkin around the orange handprint. Draw lines lightly through the pumpkin shape. Draw a stem and some leaves with the crayons on the top of the pumpkin.
Using the green crayon, draw a face shape around the green handprint. With the black crayon, draw some hair, neck bolts, eyes, nose, mouth and a few scars.

Enjoy!

Dino Party 2009

As a member of a local MOMS Club, it has been my pleasure to help plan kids parties. For the past 2 years, we have had a dinosaur party. We usually have a craft and the mommies love a handprint craft. Here are the instructions for the handprint dino that we used.


Materials Needed:
contruction paper
washable paint (we used green)
black Sharpie
wet wipes
small sponge wedges


Using sponge, paint child's palm with green paint.
Press painted hand onto the construction paper.
Paint a green circle on the thumb print for the head and a tail extending from the pinkie side of the palm.
Paint legs on your dino.
Using the Sharpie, draw teeth and an eye on the head.
We named all of ours using the children's names with "asaurus" at the end. (i.e. Lillyasuarus, Benasaurus, Finleyasaurus, etc.)

Enjoy!