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I need a great first grade craft to share with my daughters class...any easy cheap ideas?


Asked by stargazer74 at 10:33 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Paperbag pumpkins- stuff a paper lunch bag with newspaper, leave enough space at the top to twist the top of the bag into a stem. tie it with rafia or string. Paint the bottom orange, paint the stem green or leave brown. Draw on a face.

    Marble painting- Materials- plastic tray with an edge, several marbles, tempera paint watered down & put in shallow plastic cups, bookmarkers cut from cardstock with a hole punched at the top, ribbon (and optional beads). I had 3 or 4 trays & divided the kids in groups. we worked over a large bo. The kids put a bookmarker in the tray, take a marble from whatever color of paint they want, and put it on the tray, then roll it back and forth on the book marker to paint it. They can take another marble from another color of paint, etc., When they are done painting, they loop a ribbon through the whole at the top of the bookmarker, and if you bring beads, they can decorate the ribbon with beads.

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:55 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  •  is a great place to find ideas.


    Answer by scout_mom at 10:34 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Glue orange pieces of tissue paper onto a paper plate for a pumpkin, add green pieces for the stem and black pieces for the eyes.

    Answer by wood1980 at 10:51 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • use wax paper and old crayons to make "stained glass"

    Answer by angevil53 at 11:31 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Kaboose,com has some cute inexpensive ideas also.

    Answer by liss05 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Make banks using chip container, constuction paper, glue and paint

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 1:31 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Have each of the kids bring in a roll of toilet paper, wrap squares of orange felt around the roll and tuck the ends into the roll, roll up a small piece of brown construction paper for a stem, have them cut leaves out of green construction paper (or have them already cut out) and attach them to the construction paper with a brown pipe cleaner. Stick the rolled up stem in the end of the toilet paper roll. Cute pumpkin!

    Answer by missanc at 4:10 PM on Oct. 25, 2010