- Slide one branch of the twig through one end of the worm packing foam. It will look like a bird sitting on a branch. Secure the bird with glue.
- Paint the bird on the twig blue. Let this dry in the Styrofoam tray.
- Cut wings from blue construction paper. Cut a beak from the yellow construction paper. Glue the wings to the back of the bird and the beak on the front of the bird. Glue the wiggly eyes in place.
- Trace around the opening of the plastic cup onto the cardboard (cereal box) and cut out the circle.
- Glue fiberfill to the circle for snow. Glue the branch with the bird on top of the snow. Glue some birdseed in the snow in front of the bird.
- Cover the rim of the cup with a thin piece of masking tape to create a better gluing area. Put glue around the opening of the cup and glue it over the bird in the snow.
- Decorate the bottom of the cup with the decorative blue trim by placing masking tape around the bottom of the cup and gluing the trim onto the masking tape.
Mix the starch with glitter to make glitter paint. Let each child experiment with glitter paint on dark paper.
Talk about the pictures after they dry.
Give each child 2 doilies. Have them spread a little glue on their doilies. Sprinkle with the glitter. Let Dry. Make a cut on each doily, which extends from one outer edge to the middle. Help the children line up the cuts and fit on doily over the other, to create a 3 dimensional snowflake, tape into place. Curl and tape the ribbon to each snowflake and hang them in a window or from the ceiling.
Make a large circle out of white construction paper, a medium size circle then a smaller one for the head.
Draw on a piece of paper, twigs for arms, eyes, buttons and hat/scarf. Carrot for a nose Punch a hole on the top of the bottom circle and attach with white string to the middle hole. Attach another string from the middle circle to the head. Glue on the eyes, nose and arms.
Poem to be used with mobile: I built a little snowman Who had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose? That funny little bunny while searching for a snack ate that snowman’s nose crunch crunch crunch.
- Use markers to make an ice skating figure on the tongue depressor.
- Fill plastic cup half full of water.
- Cover the opening of the cup with aluminum foil.
- Carefully cut a slit in the center of the aluminum foil and slide the feet of the ice skater through the slit so that it is standing straight up in the center of the cup.
- Put the cup in the freezer until the water is frozen.
- Run the cup under warm water until the ice skater pops out of the cup.
- The ice skater will skate across a bare floor. You can make more than one of these and they can race each other! Do not use skater on wooden floors, so as not to stain the wood!
Use packing bubbles to make a snowman. Cut the bubbles in to a snowman shape, then the kids paint the bumpy side with white tempera and press onto dark paper.
Take some blue paint and water it down. Then paint a coffee filter with the paint. Once it dries fold it in half, then in half again, and then in half one more time. Cut it like you would a snowflake. When you open it will look like a blue tie dyed snowflake. Looks great in a window.
Preheat oven to 425F. Form a soft dough with baking mix and water. Roll out the dough to 3/4″ thickness and cut it into shapes with cookie cutters. Using a straw, punch a hole in the top of each cookie. Melt the margarine and brush over dough. Sprinkle the seeds and nuts onto the dough and press it in FIRMLY with a fork. Bake for 15-20 min., or until light brown. When cool, thread brightly coloured ribbon through the hole and hang in a tree.
- Cut the bottom of the oatmeal box and slide the sock over the box, so that the opening of the sock just fits around the edge of the oatmeal box. The box will be the groundhog’s hole.
- Dip one end of the dowel into glue. Push it into the Styrofoam ball. Push the ball through the oatmeal box and into the toe of the sock with the dowel coming out of the bottom of the oatmeal box. The Styrofoam will be the groundhog’s head. Tie a piece of string around the dowel at the base of the ball to make the groundhog’s neck.
- Glue wiggly eyes on one side of the head. Cut ears and a nose from the brown felt and glue in place.
- Glue fiberfill around the top rim of the oatmeal box for snow.
- Now you use the dowel to make the groundhog go up and down out of his hole to see if we will have six more weeks of winter!
Draw a winter scene on the construction paper. Glue on the salt to represent snow.