Growing Up

Basic Creation Crafts for Toddlers: Day 3 and Day 4

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Here are the crafts we did as part of our unit on the 6 day creation for our One Year Old Preschool.  Our daughter is currently 19 months old and these are VERY basic crafts (due to my own ineptitude, not hers).  Both involve stamping which helps to improve her motor skills and is just plain fun for kids this age.

Day 3 – “God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants with seeds…'”

Materials: Creation Day 3 craft

  • Red or white construction paper
  • Apple
  • Black or brown sharpie marker
  • Red washable paint

How to:

Cut apple in half.  Take one half and cut a handle into the rounded portion.  Dip apple into red paint and stamp onto construction paper.  You could also brush the paint onto the apple in order to have even stamps.

Once the paint is dry, use the sharpie to make seeds and stems on each apple.  I wanted to place emphasis on the seeds concept so that I could tell G that is how plants are made or grown, so you could leave this part off, if you like.

Once the apples are done, you could laminate them for a variety of different project ideas.  We are going to use our laminated apples for a counting busy bag.

 

Day 4 – “God said let there be lights in the heavens.”

Materials:Creation Day 4

  • Cookie cutters (star, moon, sun)
  • blue construction paper
  • new (never been wet) household sponges (the ones from the dollar store work very well)
  • yellow or white washable paint

How to:

Trace the desired cookie cutter shape onto the household sponge and cut out the pattern.

Lightly dip the sponge into the paint (you may have to help your little one to be gentle) and press onto the construction paper.  You could do a collage of stars (like we did) or create a sun, moon, and stars paper.

Once it is dry, you could laminate the stars, moons, and suns, cut them out, and use them for various projects.  You could put magnets on the back and post them on a chalkboard and draw a night-time scene or a daytime scene.

 

Please feel free to use these ideas with your little ones and let me know how it goes!  I would love to hear feedback on these projects.

 

 


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