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Ostara for Toddlers

Posted by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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We live in NE PA and would love some toddler/preschooler friendly ideas for ostara.  It is still quite cold here, it was in the 30's- low 40's today.  I wanted to do a nature walk but we just got snow.  Any alternative ideas?

Please excuse my typos. I baby wear at the computer and I have to type around a bobbing head.


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Zazayam
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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Paper Plate Spring Crown
Crown the little Spring Princes and Princesses for your holiday celebration.

You Will Need:
Paper Plate
Scissors
Compass or circle template
Ruler
Pencil
Green paint or magic markers
Decorations (stickers, foamies, pieces of paper cut-outs, glitter, ribbons)

Use a compass or circle template to draw a circle in the center of the plate, leaving approximately 1 ½ inches around all sides.

Use a ruler to make eight lines bisecting the circle evenly, meeting in the middle, sort of like a Wheel of the Year or wagon wheel. Use a scissor to cut the lines from the center of the plate towards the edge of the circle.

Bend up the triangles you've just created with the scissors to form the points on the "crown."

Allow children to paint the crown green, or color it with a green magic marker. If they wish, they can sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Decorate the points of the crown with stick-on foamie shapes, stickers, or shapes the children cut out. Add ribbons if you like, hanging off the rim of the crown.

Sun/Moon Masks
At the equinox, night and day are in perfect balance. These fun masks remind us of that. They can be hung on the wall, or worn during revelry.

You Will Need:
One round 12" balloon
Strips of newspaper
2 tbsps white craft glue
1/4 cup all purpose flour
½ cup of water
Tempra paints
Paint brush
Paper plate
Scissors
Page reinforcers
Glitter (optional)
Ribbon
Cheap plastic table cloth or drop cloth

Mix the flour and water in an old disposable container until it has a glue-like consistency. Add two tablespoons of craft glue, which helps the paper mache stiffen better.

Blow a balloon up to be approximately the size of the child's head. Then make it just a little bigger. Tie it off to secure it.

Dip the newspaper into the glue mixture and layer it onto one half of the balloon. Do three to four layers overlapping each other. Make the mask oval-shaped, about the size of the child's face. Allow the paper mache to dry thoroughly before continuing.

Pop the balloon and remove it from the mask. Trim the edges around the mask to make them neat if you like.

Place the mask against the child's face and estimate where the eyes will be and gently make a mark with pencil or crayon. Also make marks about ½ inch from the side edges of the mask, just higher than the ears, on each side. These will be where the tie will go to tie it around the child's head.

Remove the mask from the child's face and cut out eye-holes with the scissor. Punch holes with a paper puncher (or poke through with a scissor) to make the holes for the ties. Put stick-on page reinforcers over the holes to strengthen them.

One half of the face will be the sun, the other half will be the moon. Cut a paper plate into triangles and glue them to the "sun" half of the mask with plain craft glue. Allow it to dry. This will look like the rays of the sun.

Paint the mask. Paint the sun half with reds, yellows and orange flaming colors. Paint the moon half with a silver or white. Sprinkle glitter on it and draw symbols or features. Let the child decorate the mask however he would like. Allow the mask to dry.

Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie it around the child's head, letting the holes rest on the child's ears.

Zazayam
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You could also plant a few seeds together in some small pots you decorate, make springtime pictures or mosaics. I don't live up north so I'm not sure what's readily available, but when mine were younger I would bring in a basket of leaves, flowers, grass and twigs and we would glue them to construction paper into lovely little pieces of artwork. Indoor egg hunts, and egg decorations...

nicki.hemingway
by Neophyte on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Think finger paints might work in place of tempra paint?

Quoting Zazayam:

Paper Plate Spring Crown
Crown the little Spring Princes and Princesses for your holiday celebration.

You Will Need:
Paper Plate
Scissors
Compass or circle template
Ruler
Pencil
Green paint or magic markers
Decorations (stickers, foamies, pieces of paper cut-outs, glitter, ribbons)

Use a compass or circle template to draw a circle in the center of the plate, leaving approximately 1 ½ inches around all sides.

Use a ruler to make eight lines bisecting the circle evenly, meeting in the middle, sort of like a Wheel of the Year or wagon wheel. Use a scissor to cut the lines from the center of the plate towards the edge of the circle.

Bend up the triangles you've just created with the scissors to form the points on the "crown."

Allow children to paint the crown green, or color it with a green magic marker. If they wish, they can sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Decorate the points of the crown with stick-on foamie shapes, stickers, or shapes the children cut out. Add ribbons if you like, hanging off the rim of the crown.

Sun/Moon Masks
At the equinox, night and day are in perfect balance. These fun masks remind us of that. They can be hung on the wall, or worn during revelry.

You Will Need:
One round 12" balloon
Strips of newspaper
2 tbsps white craft glue
1/4 cup all purpose flour
½ cup of water
Tempra paints
Paint brush
Paper plate
Scissors
Page reinforcers
Glitter (optional)
Ribbon
Cheap plastic table cloth or drop cloth

Mix the flour and water in an old disposable container until it has a glue-like consistency. Add two tablespoons of craft glue, which helps the paper mache stiffen better.

Blow a balloon up to be approximately the size of the child's head. Then make it just a little bigger. Tie it off to secure it.

Dip the newspaper into the glue mixture and layer it onto one half of the balloon. Do three to four layers overlapping each other. Make the mask oval-shaped, about the size of the child's face. Allow the paper mache to dry thoroughly before continuing.

Pop the balloon and remove it from the mask. Trim the edges around the mask to make them neat if you like.

Place the mask against the child's face and estimate where the eyes will be and gently make a mark with pencil or crayon. Also make marks about ½ inch from the side edges of the mask, just higher than the ears, on each side. These will be where the tie will go to tie it around the child's head.

Remove the mask from the child's face and cut out eye-holes with the scissor. Punch holes with a paper puncher (or poke through with a scissor) to make the holes for the ties. Put stick-on page reinforcers over the holes to strengthen them.

One half of the face will be the sun, the other half will be the moon. Cut a paper plate into triangles and glue them to the "sun" half of the mask with plain craft glue. Allow it to dry. This will look like the rays of the sun.

Paint the mask. Paint the sun half with reds, yellows and orange flaming colors. Paint the moon half with a silver or white. Sprinkle glitter on it and draw symbols or features. Let the child decorate the mask however he would like. Allow the mask to dry.

Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie it around the child's head, letting the holes rest on the child's ears.


Please excuse my typos. I baby wear at the computer and I have to type around a bobbing head.


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Zazayam
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Probably work better honestly, especially at young ages lol. That's just a sample recipe I copied from I don't remember where, we used them both but tweaked them to work for us. :)

Quoting nicki.hemingway:

Think finger paints might work in place of tempra paint?

Quoting Zazayam:

Paper Plate Spring Crown
Crown the little Spring Princes and Princesses for your holiday celebration.

You Will Need:
Paper Plate
Scissors
Compass or circle template
Ruler
Pencil
Green paint or magic markers
Decorations (stickers, foamies, pieces of paper cut-outs, glitter, ribbons)

Use a compass or circle template to draw a circle in the center of the plate, leaving approximately 1 ½ inches around all sides.

Use a ruler to make eight lines bisecting the circle evenly, meeting in the middle, sort of like a Wheel of the Year or wagon wheel. Use a scissor to cut the lines from the center of the plate towards the edge of the circle.

Bend up the triangles you've just created with the scissors to form the points on the "crown."

Allow children to paint the crown green, or color it with a green magic marker. If they wish, they can sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Decorate the points of the crown with stick-on foamie shapes, stickers, or shapes the children cut out. Add ribbons if you like, hanging off the rim of the crown.

Sun/Moon Masks
At the equinox, night and day are in perfect balance. These fun masks remind us of that. They can be hung on the wall, or worn during revelry.

You Will Need:
One round 12" balloon
Strips of newspaper
2 tbsps white craft glue
1/4 cup all purpose flour
½ cup of water
Tempra paints
Paint brush
Paper plate
Scissors
Page reinforcers
Glitter (optional)
Ribbon
Cheap plastic table cloth or drop cloth

Mix the flour and water in an old disposable container until it has a glue-like consistency. Add two tablespoons of craft glue, which helps the paper mache stiffen better.

Blow a balloon up to be approximately the size of the child's head. Then make it just a little bigger. Tie it off to secure it.

Dip the newspaper into the glue mixture and layer it onto one half of the balloon. Do three to four layers overlapping each other. Make the mask oval-shaped, about the size of the child's face. Allow the paper mache to dry thoroughly before continuing.

Pop the balloon and remove it from the mask. Trim the edges around the mask to make them neat if you like.

Place the mask against the child's face and estimate where the eyes will be and gently make a mark with pencil or crayon. Also make marks about ½ inch from the side edges of the mask, just higher than the ears, on each side. These will be where the tie will go to tie it around the child's head.

Remove the mask from the child's face and cut out eye-holes with the scissor. Punch holes with a paper puncher (or poke through with a scissor) to make the holes for the ties. Put stick-on page reinforcers over the holes to strengthen them.

One half of the face will be the sun, the other half will be the moon. Cut a paper plate into triangles and glue them to the "sun" half of the mask with plain craft glue. Allow it to dry. This will look like the rays of the sun.

Paint the mask. Paint the sun half with reds, yellows and orange flaming colors. Paint the moon half with a silver or white. Sprinkle glitter on it and draw symbols or features. Let the child decorate the mask however he would like. Allow the mask to dry.

Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie it around the child's head, letting the holes rest on the child's ears.



SalemWitchChild
by Little Witch on Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Polka Pages has some good things for the kids too and it's printable.

http://www.pookapages.com/MagazinePage.htm

rnmom4lif
by Little Witch on Mar. 20, 2013 at 4:56 AM

 ofcourse the normal decorating eggs- my youngest also always loved making bird feeders from eighter toilet paper rolls or pine cones coated in peanut butter and layers with birdseed. u could also plant some seeds - what toddler doesnt love playing in the dirt??? lol

Bella_Madre
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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by Crone on Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Pooka Pages is awesome!!1 I suggest looking here! There are also some activities in the Wheel of the Year forum! 

Quoting SalemWitchChild:

Polka Pages has some good things for the kids too and it's printable.

http://www.pookapages.com/MagazinePage.htm


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