Monday, October 31, 2011

Keeping it Simple :)

Since Bug requested to not get dirty today and its about time to eat before we need to get ready to go trick or treating we are keeping it simple. 

We printed some coloring sheets off today (Halloween themed of course) for her to enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mummy Kid

So...this one isn't quite an 'art project' but....

All you need is a kid, and a roll of toilet paper....

Have them spread their legs so you can wrap each leg individually if you want them to walk around...

[If at any time the toilet paper rips tuck the end in and continue to wrap from that point]

Wrap each leg and then move up to the waist. When you get the the waist have your child raise their arms above their head...

Have your child put their arms out to the side and wrap the first one from the wrist to the armpit and go behind their back and wrap the other arm from their armpit to their wrist and back....

Then back around the front...

We had some wrapped around her forehead but she wasn't standing for it became a hat instead....

"I'm a cool dude Mummy"...

Simply peel the toilet paper off of your child
We saved ours in a bag for a later project :)

[Sorry the pictures are a little blurry...we had to use the hubby's iPod because I haven't charged my camera yet]

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghostly Fall Trees

All you need for this is tissue paper (in fall colors), glue, scissors, string, pencil, construction paper, computer paper and a ghost pattern
[For the ghost pattern I did a google search for 'ghost patterns' and just traced them on the computer paper right off the first screen since I needed them to be little]

Have your child pick their background colors (I set the brown paper aside for the trees)

Line your child's elbow up with the bottom of the paper having them fan their fingers out then trace it. 
[We traced 2 by tracing their hand in one direction and then turning the paper around and tracing their other hand going the opposite direction]

If your child is able to have them cut their hands out...

After they cut them out they can choose to make 2 trees or one big tree

Put glue on their 'tree' can either guide the glue bottle as they squeeze it or let them do it by themselves

Have them flip the 'tree' over lining it up as close to the bottom of the paper as they can

Put glue on the 2nd 'tree'

Both the girls chose to make one big tree!! 

Cut a strip of tissue paper from each color they are going to use

Have your child tear the tissue paper into small pieces

While they are ripping paper you can cut 1 piece of string for each ghost being used making the strings about  1 1/2 inches long

Have them put a small amount of glue where they want their 'leaves'

Have your child crumple the tissue paper as they put it on...Bug decided it was faster to put the whole pile of paper on the glue and push it down :)

[Because the ghosts are small an adult may have to do the next step]
Take the ghosts and cut them out

I found that cutting around the ghost first then cutting it out was easiest

Place a small amount of glue on the back of the ghosts head and add the string. Then have them place their ghosts in their tree


Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Sensory

The Crafting with Bug household is a little behind on things this year and we FINALLY got our pumpkins carved this past weekend!!! I thought I would share some fun pictures with you all!!! :)

Waiting for Grandpa to cut it open for us...
"Cool Dude"


"This is gooey....this is fun"

"I got this"

While Mommy cleaned out what was left in the pumpkin she had lots of fun exploring the pumpkin 'guts'...
She discovered the fly REALLY far when she throws them :) 
[We even had pumpkin on the wall behind her and half way across the kitchen!!]

Telling Daddy what kind of face she wants...
This is what they came up with...

Here is the final project!!!