|She's so focused - love it!|
Cotton Ball Ghost:
needed: glue stick, cotton balls, crayons, computer & printer, cardstock
link to my ghost: http://www.coloringbookshop.com/colorpages/halloween/ghost-coloring-page.html
Allison did something similar at preschool which was my inspiration. I googled "ghost silhouette" images and grabbed a free one (link above). I copied it into PowerPoint and enlarged the image, then printed it on cardstock. Allison drew on it a little with an orange crayon, then I rubbed a glue stick over the ghost and gave her a pile of cotton balls. It took her a minute to figure out the sticky area, but she had lots of fun. I wasn't sure if this would last, but the cotton balls are still holding on, and we did this one two weeks ago.
Fall Sticker Art
needed: paper, foam stickers, crayons
This is so versatile and easy. You could use colored paper or cardstock if you want it to be more durable or go with a theme. What's shown is just printer paper we had. I encouraged Allison to color with some 'fall' colored crayons - oranges, browns, yellows, then let her decorate with foam stickers. I found the fall-themed stickers at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. It had enough stickers to make 3 of these sheets. The other two went home with Gigi and Stacey for their fridge collection - theirs had more variety of stickers. We used the leftovers to make one for us another day.
Decorating a Pumpkin
needed: pumpkin, stickers (we used foam stickers)
We decorated a small pumpkin with foam stickers yesterday for our craft project. You can use regular stickers too, we had the foam ones on hand. I really like foam ones for little hands because they don't tear easily and a have more heft for her little fingers. Allison normally needs me to pull the backing off, so that way mommy is participating too. She picks out a sticker, hands it to me, I peel, and then she places it. She gets to do all the creative parts, but I'm still involved with her. I love when we can do things together. Afterwards we talked about the colors of the stickers and counted the different shapes (how many stars, how many crosses, etc).