Category: 4 and up
Shoe Print Putty
Putty offers benefits for children of many ages. Younger children benefit from the sensory play and exercise of squeezing putty and older children are able to express themselves creatively by molding. This shoe print putty can serve as a cute classroom decoration or sentimental gift for parents.
Tissue Foil Shine
Prepare for this activity by filling several craft cups with watered down white school glue and provide tissue paper. You may also wish to provide old magazines for children to find interesting images for their collages. Old wrapping paper and tissue paper with unique designs are also great options!
Give children a boost in self-expression and self-esteem with these delightful mirror frames! Building self-esteem is critical in young children, and this activity is a great way to provide words of encouragement and a way for them to see their own creativity and beauty reflected back at them.
Stoke creative thinking with soft and squishy fluffy goop! Children love combining in- gredients according to a recipe to create a unique mixture. While these goopy mixtures can often make for fun sensory activities, by adding collage materials children can create interesting three-dimensional artworks!
The key to this activity is using lots of vibrant color! Ensure that each child has easy access to a variety of Liquid WatercolorTM paints so that they can quickly grab what they need without having to wait for a bottle to become free. As with any activity in which paint is used, keep cleaning supplies within reach.
Construction projects are a great way to reinforce engineering skills and vocabulary, and constructing a maze adds an added component of creative thinking! Introduce children to the concept of a maze, and use words like construction, build, structure, stability and hypothesis as they work.