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I am super excited to be co-hosting the Bee Crafty Kids link up!! Every Friday I will be posting a fun craft that you can do with your kids. I will be co-hosting with 3 other wonderful ladies. Since it’s our first week to host together I wanted to introduce you to the other Bee Crafty Kids co-hosts:
Dusty is a stay at home mother of three who is expecting her fourth child this summer! She has been married to the love of her life for nearly 8 years and is trying to figure out her own path while devouring chocolate and leaning on the Lord. She blogs about homeschooling, home making, motherhood, and faith at To the Moon and Back. You can also keep up with her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
Jolene is a homeschooling blogger who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a wife and mom of 4 children aged 11, 6, 4 and 22 months. Her family are all avid readers and love spending time together reading, watching movies and spending time in the outdoors. You can read her blog at Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy and follow along as she homeschools on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Selena is a former tax accountant-turned-homeschooling mom of four. She is a homeschooling graduate herself who was able to go on to college and begin a career in finance, so she knows from experience that homeschooling works! The family practices eclectic homeschooling and both Selena and her husband Jay weave in aspects from all of the major homeschooling methods to create a well-rounded, relaxed learning style for their children. Selena shares her family’s homeschooling adventures every weekday at Look! We’re Learning! Readers can keep up with the family by subscribing via email or by following Look! We’re Learning! on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Now, on to the fun craft I have planned to share with you!!
Here at Our Crafts ~N~ Things we are learning all about the ocean and the beach throughout the month of July.
Today our craft is this super cute and simple rainbow fish.
Here is what you’ll need: 2 paper plates, 3 coffee filters, water colors, wiggly eyes, craft stick, scissors, hole punch, glue and yarn.
Line up the 2 paper plates like this.
Cut out a small triangle shape while holding the plates together, which will be the mouth.
Have each child use water colors to paint 2 paper plates.
Each child will need to paint 3 coffee filters using water colors.
Once everything is dry, fold the coffee filters into fourths.
Cut a slit around the middle of each plate, behind the mouth for gills. Insert the pointed end of the coffee filter into the gill.
Turn the plate over and glue the pointed end of the filter onto the back of the plate.
Repeat using the other plate and coffee filter.
Next glue the tip of the 3rd coffee filter onto the back of your plate, this will be the tail.
Add a wiggly eye to each plate.
Glue the paper plates together.
Punch 2 holes into the top of the fish and thread the yarn through.
Tie the other ends of the yarn to the craft stick.
The completed rainbow fish.
Have fun playing with your rainbow fish. They can be used as puppets
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I think this is my favorite of all of our space themed crafts that we did. I love how these turned out!!
You’ll need: black construction paper, coffee filter, markers, scissors, white paint, glitter glue, regular glue, star stickers, 2 spray bottles
We did the first step outside so it wouldn’t make a big mess inside. Put a small amount of white paint in one of the spray bottles and mix it with water. Then spray it on your black construction paper. This gives that galaxy look.
While that is drying, color the coffee filters with washable markers.
Then spray the coffee filters with water so that the marker spreads. When the coffee filters are dry (and it doesn’t take very long), cut out some circles to make planets. We also used the Earth we made for Earth Day as one of our planets.
Glue the planets onto the construction paper.
Add some stars. (Hunter used stickers, Hailey glued on sequence stars.)
Use the glitter glue to turn your stars into shooting stars.
Our completed projects. I love these!!
inspiration credit: Pinterest
Since Earth Day will be here soon I went to my Pinterest Earth Day board and looked for some inspiration.
This one is super simple- you just need coffee filters, blue and green washable markers, and a spray bottle with water in it.
Color the coffee filter with the markers. It really doesn’t matter how you do it. Hunter just scribbled all over his.
Hailey drew some shapes and colored them in.
When you’re done coloring, spray the coffee filter with water and watch the color spread. (This is why your markers need to be washable, so that the colors will mix.)
Hunter’s earth all sprayed.
Hailey’s completed earth.
Hunter’s completed earth.
Our letter this week is the letter V. Here are some of the things we did to learn our letter. I only post the things I am able to take pictures of, but we do a lot more.
First we made a V is for vase. Hailey started out by coloring some coffee filters.
Then she sprayed the coffee filters with a light mist of water. After the coffee filters dried I cut out some flowers.
V is for Vase.
Then Hailey cut out various vegetables that we found in the the fliers from our newspaper.
This “V is for vegetables” page will go in our alphabet book.
I got this letter V sheet here and had Hailey stamp all of the letter Vs with her do-a-dot markers.
Musings of Me has a whole Valentine’s Day unit with tons of fun printables. That’s where this is from.
This is also from Musings of Me- Hailey had to sort the letters based on whether it was a V or some other letter.
I’ll be posting all of our Valentine’s Day projects this week so be sure to check back!