Monday, April 23, 2007

Preschool Crafts

Hi There!

I've been away awhile but actively working on organizing my volumes of ideas for preschool. No easy chore but definitely fun and worthwhile.

Here is a simple but delightful activity for preschoolers from 2-5.

All children love stickers...they are provide time for creativity, quiet time, encourage fine motor skills and so much more.

Here's a way to have them make their own stickers.

Home-Made Stickers

Need: Pictures cut from magazines
Different colors of paper cut into shapes
(depending on ages and abilities, the kids can cut their own shapes)
Jell-O, any flavor

The preparation of the Jello-O glue is for the teacher to prepare. Mix 1 tablespoon of jello to 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Stir until dissolved.

Allow to cool to lukewarm. Let the children paint the BACK of the pictures or precut paper with the jello. Allow to dry, painted side up.

After the paint has dried, they can lick and stick their stickers to paper--added benefit is that they taste good too! Their art work is truly their own and smell great too.

Try this and let me know how this works for you.

Send me any ideas you have and I'll share those too (with due credit, of course)!


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