Saturday, November 24, 2012
We set out the make a turkey Pinata for Thanksgiving.. He ended up looking kind of duck like... so some of the staff and I were calling him the Turduckin. Anyways, the kids had fun making him and we will break him open after the holiday break. We used a balloon again like we did for the Halloween Pinatas and we used a cardboard tube to build the neck and paper towels to cover the body and make it brown. Legs, feet and face details were added later with construction paper.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Twice a year I make these graham cracker houses. I make them at Halloween time with Halloween candy then again at Christmas time with holiday candy.I used chocolate grahams for the Haunted house. The graham crackers are "glued" together into a box shape with frosting.I used full sheets of crackers for this townhouse. I prefer using half sheets for Christmas so it looks more like a cottage house. Then two cracker half's are put at an angle to create the roof. Its kinda like when you build a house of cards.Broken cracker crumbs created the "grave stones" the "sidewalk" and the "dirt". I usually build the house on cardboard sheets with aluminum foil or in this case plastic wrap over them. Best to use something disposable.
This a quick one day project you can finish it in under a half hour.Prep time goes quick with use of a paper cutter. I cut orange construction paper into strips 1 to 2 inches wide and smaller strips of green paper. Students had a choice of stacking strips horizontally or vertically and rounding off the edges to create the shape of their pumpkin. some choose to let the black background paper show through and others did not. I let the students choose if their pumpkins would have a face or not.