Winter seems to be hanging on and on and on…it just won’t leave us. We’ve been waiting for Spring, for so long. We got a teaser last week which broke hibernation, and everyone came out of the woodwork. The weather is always the perfect conversation piece. People greeted with cheery hellos and good vibes. Now, this week we are in an icebox again..flip flop flip flop…but what are you gonna do when mother nature is the boss? As we all know after winter there is Spring no matter what. So even with bad weather, we are working on Spring crafts.The children have been learning colors and shapes so, I cut some triangles in different colors. Being the shape of the moment, I decided to have them make a triangle spring tree. I recycled some cardboard tubes and cut in shape of a tree. Toilet tubes and paper towel tubes are such a great crafting material for us. Search cardboard tubes to see our other activities. Here I cut the tubes open on one side, flatten then free-handedly cut in the shape of a tree.I then cut some triangles from cardstock paper and gave to the children with some glue. Cardstock is excellent to paper to use for a craft that needs heavier paper. The children then created trees with colors of their choice and glued where it seemed fit. For the sensory child – glue may not be one of their favorites to work with but, we used the stick glue that had less residue on the hands.
For the drying process, I used blocks to help keep the shape of the trees. And this is their finished artwork. Gorgeous Spring trees.
Have fun making crafts with your little ones as we await Spring – Miss Sue 🙂
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