Posted on March 14, 2013 by E.W. Spider
Painter’s tape can make an easy spider web.
Says the teacher in me: All right, how can we make this educational? Hmmm…maybe connect it to Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider? Or guess and test what will stick and what won’t? Or complete some other task before being allowed to throw something at the web?
Says the non-teacher in me: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
[Hands On As We Grow]
Filed under: Crafts, Halloween, Holidays, Parent Tips | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 21, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Scoot your little one close to a table and set her loose making this:
While she’s busy doing that, you scoot around to the back of her head and set yourself loose putting her hair together like this:
[Fireflies and Family and Princess Piggies!]
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Halloween, Holidays | Tagged: Crafts, hairdos, Holidays, kids, Reindeer | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 19, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Kids Draw and Cook could use some love!
Do you know any 16-or-younger chef artists (or artist chefs) who want to contribute a recipe or two?
I see only one submission for this year, and it’s Masedonia (says the spelling).
Did you know about KD and C before today?
Off I go to ask the like-minded young ones to translate for me, because I’m not entirely sure what Masedonia is. But it looks delicious, doesn’t it?
[Kids Draw and Cook]
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Halloween, Holidays, Parent Tips, Valentine's | Tagged: cooking, drawing, illustration, kids, young ones | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 28, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Draw 4 or 5 pumpkin-y shapes on a clean shower curtain or plastic table cloth.
Your younger chef might need help with facial expressions, so draw those, too.
Carefully consult with your chef which mouths to draw. Happy? Sad? Scared? Angry? Baffled?
Dips for the eyes and nose, cucumber slices for the mouth, broccoli for the stem, and baby carrots everywhere else.
And if you think your guests might be mildly grossed out, get the older chef to quickly make a big one just before the party starts.
Off you go!
[Taste of Home]
Filed under: Dips 'n Things, Halloween, Holidays, Parent Tips, Vegetarian Kids | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 27, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Ah, she’s Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland!
(Stripey socks! Yay!)
Now name the others, both character and book title.
Huge stack o’ bonus points if you can also name the authors!
Filed under: Halloween | Tagged: alice in wonderland, costumes, Halloween, lewis carroll, literature | Leave a comment »