Glue paper cupcake liners on paper. Add stems. Spray some flowery perfume on the flowers. My dcks really liked the smelly part of the project.
Color paper plates. Fold one paper plate in half. Cut about a 4 inch slit in the center-top of each side to hold wings; cut about a 1 inch slit in the top back to hold tail. Cut second plate in half. Trim one of the halves by 1 inch on the straight edge. Slip into the slit to make the wings. Trim the other half by 1 inch and then cut in half to form a triangle for the tail. Slip it into the tail slot. Cut a small triangle from paper for the beak. Make eyes.
Make a picnic duplicate picnic basket patterns on white construction paper. Have the children decorate, paint, or color the baskets as they choose. After the children have cut the baskets out, staple around the outer edge so the basket is sealed closed. Then give the children several magazines with a lot of food item pictures to choose from. The children may then choose the food they would like to take with them on a picnic. After cutting or tearing out the pictures and placing them in the basket, have a pretend picnic inside.
This week we got sick of the gloomy weather and decorated our big picture window. We made a huge umbrella that the kids decorated collage style, then cut out hundreds of raindrops and taped it all to the window. Then in another window, we made flowers (glue a bunch of cut out petals to a circle and throw on a stem) and hung those up too.
Paste colorful cereals on paper plates in the shape of flowers. Add pipe cleaner stem and leaves cut out of construction paper.
Have children cut out several yellow petals and paste on small paper plate previously painted yellow. Fill center with sunflower seeds.
Have children spread peanut butter on a bagel. When done, dip bagel in bird seed. Attach a piece of yarn and hang outside on tree branches or on fence.
Cover the end of the cardboard roll with masking tape and then poke in one and half inch nails randomly all over the tube so that they go all the way into the tube but not out the other side. You’ll need to use quite a few to get a good sound effect. Then you put about a half a cup of dried peas in the tube (you really need to experiment with the number of nail and amount of peas to see what produces a good sound) and tape up the other end. Then you let the children decorate the outside of the tube however they like. You can use paper, fabric, leaves, acorns, bark, etc. Some children like to use Indian designs, but others just do their own thing.
To make a windsock, cut off the bottom of a paper lunch bag. Decorate the bag with glitter paint, neon construction paper, stickers, etc. Then attach crepe paper streamers to one end of the bag. Attach a construction paper handle to the opposite end of the bag.
Trace around 1 hand on yellow paper, and trace around 1 hand on red paper. Cut them out; these will be the flowers. Cut out a long & short stem out of green paper. Cut out four leaves out of green paper. Glue the cut out hands on the stems on brown paper, add leaves.