Twinkle twinkle little star-ry night craft

Twinkle twinkle little star-ry night craft

You will need:

  • Paint, preferably finger paint or one that easily washes off in black, blue, white and yellow
  • Black craft paper (you can also use white)

 

Instructions:

  1. Download and print the image of The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh
  2. Prepare the paint by putting it on a paint mixing palette plate or just an ordinary plate
  3. Find the nursery rhyme, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and play it
  4. Show the children the image of The Starry Night and ask them to paint it with their fingers while singing along to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!
  5. Once the children have finished the craft, you can introduce them to Vincent Van Gogh and his other paintings.

Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, including landscapes, still lives, portraits and self-portraits.

His most famous paintings are The Starry Night, Sunflowers, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Wheatfield with Cypresses, The Potato Eaters and Irises.

Here’s how our painting came out! We’d love to see the paintings that the children in your setting make!
Share them with us on social media or email us at marketing@parenta.com

Fred The Friendly Halloween Spider Craft

Fred The Friendly Halloween Spider Craft

You will need:
  • Styrofoam baubles
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Black paint + paintbrush
  • Googly eyes

1.  Paint the bauble using black paint and then wait for it to dry.

2.  Fold the pipe cleaners in half and shape them to resemble spider’s legs (see the photos).

3.  Push the pipe cleaners into the sides of the bauble, doing two on each side.

4.  Glue the eyes on the top of the spider.

5.  You are done! Happy Halloween!

Arrgghh! Have you seen my parrot?

Arrgghh! Have you seen my parrot?

You will need:

Cardboard tube, cut in half (such as the inside of a kitchen roll)
Coloured paper
Feathers
Googly eyes
Pipe cleaners
Scissors
Glue

1.  Cut the coloured paper into pieces. You will need a piece for the body, one for the head, one for belly and one for the beak, you’ll be wrapping these around the cardboard tube so make sure they’re big enough!

2.  Glue them all in the correct places – use the photo as a guide. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
3.  Make two holes on the opposite sides at the bottom of the parrot (be very careful!) and run pipe cleaner through the holes.

4.  Glue the googly eyes on the head.
5.  Make two holes on each side to make space for the wings and one on the back for the tail. Stick the feathers through the holes.

6.  Glue last pieces of feather on the inside of the head so it creates a crest.
7.  You are done!

Clay leaf print craft

Clay leaf print craft

You will need:

  • Clay (we used an air drying one)
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Leaves/flowers or whatever you would like to print on the clay

1. Get the clay ready and ask the children to create different shapes with it.

2. Let the children press their chosen leaves onto the clay. They might need help, as it needs to be pressed hard.
3. Leave the leaves and the clay to dry. We left it overnight.

4. Once the clay is dry, the children can paint it.
5. You are done!

Sensory archaeology craft

Sensory archaeology craft

You will need:

For the sand:

  • corn meal
  • brown sugar
  • oil

For the water:

  • clear or blue jelly

For dinosaur bones:

  • decorating icing sugar

You will also need:

  • other decorative parts like shells,
  • chocolate eggs, or anything you like!
  • a clear container
  • a painting or dusting brush
  • a bowl and a spoon for mixings.
  1. Let’s start with the jelly: make it according to the instructions on the package and don’t wait until it’s completely solid – you want it quite mushy, more slime-like consistency – as this will be used for the water.
  2. While your jelly is setting, prepare the bones! Use icing sugar to create different bone shapes and structures and let them set.

3. Mix the brown sugar and the corn meal and then add a few spoons of oil. Be careful not to add too much as you only want it to bind the dry products to a sand-like consistency.

4. Put two-thirds of the ‘sand’ in one side of your container, add your bones on top and gently cover it with the rest of the ‘sand’.

5. Add the ‘water’ (jelly) to the other side of the container, but be careful not to disturb the sand.

6. Add other decorative bits all over the sand and water. You can even add some shells inside the jelly.

YOU ARE DONE!

Our craft is fully edible, so don’t worry if your little ones put it in their mouths! But we recommend that children play with it rather than eat it!

Father’s Day stick puppet craft

Father’s Day stick puppet craft

You will need:

  • White paper
  • A printer
  • Colouring pens/pencils/markers
  • Scissors
  • Lolly sticks
  • Glue

1. Download our free template here: bit.ly/fathersdaytemplate, once downloaded, print it.

2. Colour in the template with pens, pencils or markers, in any colours you like, see if you can use every colour you have!

3. Carefully cut out the template.

4. Put some glue on the back of the template, place the lolly stick on the bottom part so it sticks out, like feet, and then carefully glue on the front part of the template.

Happy Father’s Day!

We’d love to see what designs the children at your setting came up with! Share photos with us on Facebook or email us at marketing@parenta.com

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