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Grandma and Grandpa Shelf-Sitters

30 Minutes: 4 and up: Grandparents Day
Grandma and Grandpa Shelf-Sitters

Grandma and Grandpa
Shelf-Sitters

Grandma and Grandpa Shelf-Sitters
An Activity for School-Age:

A charming craft for children to give as a gift or keep for themselves.

Before You Begin:

To create these charming shelf-sitters, you'll need to gather the following: paper cups, wiggly eyes, paint, pom-poms, glue and pipe cleaners or paper straws.

Activity Goals:

To make a sweet gift for grandparents that can sit on a shelf.

Furthermore:

Creating these darling shelf-sitters provides children a way to open up and discuss their grandparents.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Using the cup opening, trace a circle on a sheet of paper to make a face.

STEP 2

Color the face using Colors Like Me® paint, multicultural crayons or markers and allow it to dry.

STEP 3

Color the entire white paper cup using paint, crayons, markers or tempera sticks and allow to dry.

STEP 4

Add eyes, a nose, a mouth and pom-pom hair to the face and allow to dry.

STEP 5

Once dry, affix the face to the cup using glue.

STEP 6

For the legs, use either pipe cleaners or paper straws and glue poms to the ends like shoes.

STEP 7

Glue the legs to the inside of the cup, aligning them with the side that the face is glued on.

STEP 8

Enjoy giving these cute little grandparents or sit them on your own shelf!

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