Posts Tagged ‘Spring Camp’

Bear Face Waffle Craft…Make and Eat

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

bear face craft made from different size waffles, cream cheese and pieces of fruitAnnie was all excited as she took her craft to the front of the room to show the class what she made.

As she held it up the craft for all to see she said,  “This is a bear face that I made out of two mini waffles and one regular waffle. I decorated my craft project with strawberry cream cheese and made eyes out of blueberries and a nose out of the tip of the strawberry and the mouth out of a strip of strawberry.”

Before she could say anything else, Willie yelled out,You could have done a better job spreading the cream cheese on the waffles.” Annie’s face turned red and she stared at him, saying, ” Willie Hunt, I did that on purpose. This is a little kids craft. If  I make it perfect looking, they will feel bad if they can’t make the craft to look as good as mine. ”

Miss Hattie smiled at Annie and said, That’s very thoughtful of you Annie! Why don’t you continue with what you were saying before Willie yelled out at you”? Annie gave Willie a look , smiled at Miss Hattie and said, ” After the children make this craft, they can eat is as a snack!

All you need to make this craft  with 10 children is one box of frozen waffles, one box of frozen mini waffles, one tub of strawberry cream cheese, a small container of fresh blueberries, a small container of fresh strawberries, paper plates and one package of plastic knives.”

Miss Hattie thanked Annie  and all the “Can Do” Kids that come up with a craft idea for spring camp. Then she said, You gave me so many good craft ideas that Miss Sue wants to talk to you all about games the Pre-K group can play in spring camp.”


Jewelry You Can Eat and No Muss Paint Crafts

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Miss Hattie called the crafts class to order.

picture of grandma hattie with her hand on her hipThen she asked Nellie to come up and show and tell the class how to make jewelry that the preschoolers can make, wear and eat in crafts class.

Nellie came up to the front of the room holding a necklace made of  a very long red licorice lace with colored Lifesaver Gummies hanging from it. Picture of a necklace for crafts class made of red licorice and lifesaver gummies

“OK, everybody this is what you need to make 4 necklaces,” said Nellie.

Materials for 4 necklaces

1 bag of Lifesaver Gummies

1 bag of licorice laces (black or red)

4 small, but sturdy rubber bands

“And this is how you make the necklaces,” said Nellie.


Measure the licorice so the necklace will hang  in the middle of the chest on each child when finished and fit over the head with plenty of room.

Cut the licorice.

Let each child string the lifesaver gummies on his or her licorice, using 8 lifesavers.

Help each child with tying the licorice in a knot and then holding it in place with a rubber band.

“Thank you Nellie! Well done,” said Miss Hattie. “We will definitely make your necklace in crafts class.

Now it is Orrie’s turn to tell us about his no muss paint for crafts class.”

Orrie asked his table mates to clear the table for four that they shared with him. He took a big piece of Saran Wrap and covered the table tightly. Then he reached into his bag on the back of his chair and took out a big can of shaving cream and sprayed it evenly all over the Saran Wrap on the  table. Then he asked Jay to help him gently cover the shaving cream with more saran wrap, making sure it was tightly joined to the underneath Saran Wrap.

Then Orrie invited Jay, Willie, and Yundi to demonstrate how to make shapes in the shaving cream on the table and not get their hands messy. When they were done the boys carefully removed the wrapping from the table as one big piece and threw it in the trash. Their hands were clean, the table was clean and the floor was clean. Everyone clapped, even Miss Hattie!

Just then the bell rang and it was time to go home. Miss Hattie said, “Well done Orrie I will be using your idea in crafts class. Thanks again to both you and Nellie.  If anyone has other crafts suggestions, please bring them to next week’s session.”

Miss Hattie was so excited with what Nellie and Orrie did that she said, “My crafts class for preschoolers is going to be very special”!