Oink Oink! Pigs are cute and pink and oh so fun to make not to mention talk about. March 1st is National Pig day, however any day is a good day to talk about our barn yard pal the pig. Pigs are a farm animal, a mammal, a four legged animal and some people even consider pigs good pets. Have fun with your preschooler with these great pig crafts.
Pine cone turkeys are a cute, easy and fun craft project you can do with your Preschooler to create handmade decor for your Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Craft stores often carry packages of pine cones during the fall months, if you don’t have any of your own. Another option is to use a ball of yarn or even a cut paper towel or toilet tissue roll.
- Construction paper
- Pine cone
- Googly eyes (options)
- Pine cone turkey project template
How to make it:
- You can choose to color and cut out the shapes from the pine cone turkey template or use the cut shapes as a pattern to cut your pieces from construction paper.
- Glue eyes and a beak on the head of the turkey and set aside.
- Apply glue to the bottom of an individual feather and adhere between the pine cone scales. We used a paint brush to apply the glue.
- Continue adhering feathers until you have the look you want.
- Apply glue to the front of the pine cone and adhere the turkey head.
- Let dry
This is an easy cat mask to make with your preschooler. Print out the template, color and cut out the mask shape. Then add a nose and whiskers by either drawing them or using construction paper. Finally, punch a hole on either side and tie a string to each hole so you can wear the mask. You can add extra embellishments such as ribbon, glitter or even glow-in-the-dark paint. Have fun making a scary cat or a cute kitty, whatever you decide, this is a project for all kitty loving preschool kids!
Use as an activity in your Halloween, Animal or Costume/dress-up themes. Talk about cats, costumes, Halloween and animals.
Download the make your own cat mask template
Inspired by Eric Carle’s story, The very Hungry Caterpillar, here is a quick and fun craft project to make your own caterpillar.
You will need:
- Crayons or markers
How to make it:
- Cut at least 6 circles of the same size
- Color as desired
- Glue together edge to edge, overlaping as you go
- Cut 1″ pieces of yarn and glue on for the legs
- Cut two more pieces of yarn to glue on for antennas
- Glue buttons for eyes.
Extra fun: create a pattern using the caterpillar circles. Count the circles or match the colors. Talk about caterpillars and butterflies. Read the Book, The very Hungry Caterpillar.
Make a fun fish with your preschooler. They can decorate it any extra embellishments you have on hand. Make a bunch of fish and decorate a wall in their room or hang with yarn from the ceiling to create a fun underwater scene.
What you need:
- Paper plate
- Markers, crayons or paint
- Glue or Tape
- Extra decorating supplies (optional) – glitter, stickers, stamps, etc.
How to make a paper plate fish:
- Place the plate flat on a work surface.
- Cut a pie-shaped wedge out of a paper plate, equal to approximately an eighth of the plate.
- Using either tape or glue, attach the wedge shape to the opposite side of the plate, with the wide end facing away from the plate.
Project idea from Love to Know