Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Paper bag scarecrows

These were a great little project.

  • Coloured paper
  • Ribbon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Marker texta
  • Icy Pole Sticks
  • Glue
  • Newspaper
  • Foam Flowers (optional)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Sticky tape
  1. Fill a paperbag with newspaper.  Insert a Icy pole stick into the bottom of the filled bag sealing the end with tape or Glue. 
  2. Cut out a Nose (triangle works well), add some googly eyes, a couple of circles for cheeks and some shaggy hair. 
  3. Cut out any hat shape you fancy, add some criss cross pattern if you wish.  A foam or paper flower looks good too.
  4. Finally draw on a mouth and add a ribon around the base of the head and you are all done.

Crayon / Oil Pastels and Food Colour Paintings

Now these were fun but may I suggest the organiser of the food colour wear gloves!!!

All you need is:
  • Food colour (various colours)
  • White paper (we used cartrige paper)
  • Brushes
  • Water
  • Oil Pastels
  • Paint pallette or similar
  • Disposable gloves
  • Something to cover the surface you are using

  1. Draw a picture / shape etc on the piece of paper with Crayon or Oil Pastels
  2. Prepare your food colour (put on gloves) We just added a couple of drops to the pallette and a little water to the food colour.  You could use it straight but I preferred to mix a bit a water into it.  Feel free to mix the colours together to get any colour you prefer.
  3. Now let them use a paint brush (one for each colour) and cover their work in different colours. 
  4. Let them dry!
I think, as you can see from below, they turn out fabulous :)


Very easy craft for the little ones this.

  • A3 coloured paper/card
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue
  • Bits of pieces of anything really (paper, gems, scatters etc)

Fold card length wise down the centre.  Draw the shape to cut out along the folded line on one of the sides (eg: Zig Zag) and then cut it out.  Make sure there is a wide strip along the bottom that will go around the head.  Join the 2 pieces together.

Now it's all up to the decorators and the decorations......

Once decorations are complete take the crown and fit it around your child's head.  Use sticktytape to secure it together.  You can cut off some of the top of the crown so that just the strip is left when you join it together.  That way you don't have to match the zig zag etc exactly.

And there you are.....done!