It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Hallowe’en crafting, yet again

Today’s craft! Hallowe’en sun-catchers.

Materials:

clear Mactac (shelf paper)
orange tissue paper
scissors
black permanent marker

(Click on pictures for larger images.)

Method:

1. While the backing paper is still on the Mactac, draw a pumpkin outline on the plastic with your marker.

2. Let the children tear the tissue paper into bits. (Or you can, if they can’t.)

3. Children pat the bits onto the sticky side of the Mactac, mostly within the boundaries of your line.

4. Cut another square of Mactac slightly larger than your pumpkin. Peel off the backing.

5. When the children have filled in their pumpkin, press it to the peeled square. Cut square to match pumpkin.

6. Let kids draw face. (Or you can, or you can skip the face.)

DONE! Easy, huh? Even the 13-month-old did this one. (His isn’t shown here, not because it turned out badly, but because, needing more one-on-one attention than the older kids, he did his after the 3-year-olds did theirs. But no, I didn’t do it for him. He poked each of his orange bits into place with his very own pudgy little fingers. His does not have a face.)

Note: you might need to bind the edges with clear tape, to keep the sides together.

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October 28, 2008 - Posted by | crafts, holidays | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. your pictures are jumping about again! They were not even there till I clicked to tell you in comments!

    Comment by jenny uk | October 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Great idea. I like how the light filters through the tissue paper. I think I’ll try this at Christmas time with bells shapes and use all colors with the tissue paper.

    Comment by mamacita tina | November 2, 2008 | Reply


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