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Star Painting


I found another fun idea over at No Time for Flashcards that went well with our Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star theme. So, we decided to give it a try.

You’ll need: Card stock or construction paper (I used card stock), crayons, several dark colors of paint to mix together or black paint if you have it, paper plate and paper bowl, something to stir with if you’re mixing paint (I used the craft stick) and foam brushes.

First- draw several stars, a moon, some planets, etc. You will need to press pretty hard when you are coloring.

Put some dark colors together or if you have black paint- just use that.

Stir the paint together.

Put a very thin layer on the plate.

Paint over your stars, planets and moon.

The finished picture. (I had actually drawn a lot more stars using silver and gray, but our paint turned out the same color and you can’t really see a lot of our stars.)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star


Since we’ve been focusing on songs the last couple of weeks, we did an art project based on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star- another one of Hailey’s favorites.

Here’s what you’ll need- black construction paper for the sky, glue and a moon and stars. I cut the moon and starts out of white felt, just for something different.

Glue the moon and stars on. Hailey loves gluing and it is very good for the muscles in her little hands to squeeze the bottle- so I let her do it even though it can get a bit messy sometimes.

Put the moon and stars onto the sky.

The finished picture.

The Wheels on the Bus


We have been focusing on some of Hailey’s favorite songs lately and doing art projects about those songs. Yesterday I showed you the Wheel Painting we did to go with the Wheels on the Bus song that Hailey loves. Today I’m going to show you the bus we made.

Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper- black, blue, white and yellow, glue, scissors, chalk and black marker.

  • Leave the blue piece of construction paper whole for the background.
  • Cut the yellow piece into the shape of a bus and cut out a yellow rectangle to be the door. Outline the yellow rectangle with the black marker and then draw a line down the middle.
  • With the black piece of paper- make a road and draw lines on it with the chalk. Cut out wheels and bumpers for the bus.
  • With the white- cut out windows and cut out 2 small circles for the inside of the wheels.

Hailey loved putting her bus together. We sang The Wheels on the Bus while she worked.

I always let Hailey add the glue to her projects. When she is ready to put the piece on I show her where the piece should go, but it is up to her where she actually puts it. After all, it is her bus and it’s supposed to be fun to make it.

The finished bus.

Wheel Painting


I am still focusing on lots of fun songs with Hailey and then planning fun activities based on her favorite songs. Right now one of her favorite songs is The Wheels on the Bus. Here are the lyrics if you need them:

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town.

Continue using phrases like:
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish…
The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep…
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back”…
The baby on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah”…
The mommy on the bus says “Shhh, shhh, shhh”…

Click here to watch the song on YouTube if you need the tune.

So, since Hailey loves this song right now we did a painting using wheels.

Here’s what you’ll need: a couple of cars (with moving wheels), a couple of paint colors, 2 paper plates and a piece of paper.

Spread some paint on the plate- spread it out very thin or you’ll end up with blobs of paint rather than tire tracks.

Since Hailey had never done this before I had to show her how to roll the car in the paint and then put it on the paper.  Once she saw how it worked she took right over.

Add another color, if you want- it is certainly not necessary.

The final picture.

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