I am about a month late with this craft , but better late than never . We did this craft when there was still snow outside so not very fitting. We read Eric Carle’s book The Very Busy Spider and the kids loved it so much they had to make their own spider. They were talking all about the book as they were making it . I loved listening to them re-tell the story . If you have not read the book to your kids then you should . Expect to read the book often because you have to read over and over . Here is what our busy spider looked like . Very busy spider[/caption
It is quite simple . I used mini paper plates from the dollar store and cut a smaller circle our bristle board and stapled the circle to the plate. We used orange and green and yellow tissue paper and glued it on for the body is the spider . We used green tissue paper for the head of the spider. We used these colours because we wanted our spider to look like the very busy spider in the book. It was a very fun craft to do and a very inexpensive craft to do . I purchased all the supplies at Dollarama . Here is some more pictures of the cute little spiders
I have had a mother tell me her little one plays with his busy spider quite a bit . I thought that was cute .
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I was going through some of my books that a bought second-hand and I found this book. It suited us because we have had a long cold winter. I started reading this to the kids last week . They loved the book because it is like what we are going through right now . It is so gloomy and white with snow and the kids missing being outside all the time. In the Book Big bird is missing the spring time activities , he bought his favourite flowers to brighten up his day . After reading this book we decided to bring spring too . Yesterday we made daffodils . The little one were so cute painting the flowers .
These are not hard to do . I cut petals out of yellow card stock ( older kids can do this, I did this to save time ) . I glued them together as well. I had my 3 yr old Dayhome child have glue them as well . Once dry , we painted them yellow ( you do not need to this , but it gives them a nice look). We flattened mini cupcake liners and painted them yellow . Once everything is dry we glued the yellow cupcake liner to the center ( the center of the daffodil is called the trumpet I think ) . We painted a craft stick green for the stem , once dry we glued to the flower . They turned out pretty cute I think . After finishing the craft, little Miss 3 wanted to make roses cause there where roses in the book . Guess what ? We made those today ! I’m thinking we will be making all the flowers that where in the book . I will post the roses next time .
Till next time!