Autism Around the World

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Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Start by using a large piece of aluminum foil and scrunch up to create a ball.
  2. Use masking tape to cover the aluminum foil ball completely.
  3. Colour the ball using a blue marker or paint.
  4. To create the land on earth, use model magic and mold into land shapes. Colour the land green.
  5. Draw puzzles shapes onto a piece of cardboard, cut out and decorate. Glue onto the globe.
  6. Cut a circle out of cardboard or use a plastic lid off an old container for a base for the globe.

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Easter Egg Nest

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What you will need:

Instructions:

  1. Using aluminum foil, create a bowl shape that you can use as a nest.
  2. Take masking tape and wrap the aluminum foil bowl until it is covered. Roughly colour the masking tape with a brown marker.
  3. With adult supervision use glue gun to glue down twigs, sticks and twine around your nest to create a natural look.
  4. Shape eggs out of Model Magic clay and decorate with any colour.
  5. Scrunch up a piece of black tissue paper and glue down into the center of your nest.
  6. Use the glue gun to glue down the Easter eggs into your nest.

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Clover Wand

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Materials:

Directions:

  1. Draw four separate hearts onto a piece of cardboard and carefully cut them out.
  2. Decorate the hearts by colouring in one side green using a marker.
  3. Decorate the opposite side of the heart with green tissue paper. Wrap 1″ tissue paper onto the end of a pencil that has an eraser on the bottom. Dab the pencil with the tissue paper on the end into some glue and stick onto a cardboard heart. Continue using this process until the heart is covered. Decorate the other hearts with using this process as well.
  4. When your have finished decorating, glue the sides of the heart to create a four leaf clover.
  5. Ball up a piece of yellow yarn and glue into the centre of your four leaf clover.
  6. Take some brown yarn or twin and wrap a bamboo skewer until it is covered. Glue down where necessary.
  7. Glue the bamboo skewer to the four leaf clover to create your wand!

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Clay Cactus

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Spring is near so we thought we’d create some Cactus’s to bring on the warmer weather! We moulded these Cautus’s out of modeling clay. With modeling clay, children have the opportunity to be creative and experiment with forms, shapes and textures. Under 5s talks about the many different benefits when playing with clay:
1. Manipulating clay helps children develop hand and eye co-ordination as they pound, pat and push the clay into shapes and objects.

2. Clay also helps children develop the small muscles in their fingers and hands, known as fine motor skills, as they pinch, squeeze and prod the clay, adding detail to the shape or object.

3. Through this manipulation, children can express their thoughts and ideas as they mould the clay to take on the form of their imagination.

4. Children can experiment with literacy and numeracy concepts as they use clay to create letter, number and shape formations.

5. Facilitating children to create their own name, their age, street address, or the names of people in their family makes learning meaningful.

6. Clay can also be used to visually represent a child’s culture as it is moulded to represent meaningful symbols and patterns.

7. You can support children with clay play by providing an unhurried, spacious environment so that time can be spent developing and revisiting their work.

8. Regular access to clay provides children with opportunities to build on their knowledge, verbalize their thoughts and ideas, and add detail to their work.

9. Skills developed include imagination, perseverance, problem solving, teamwork, social interaction, and self- regulation.

At Avron we have an assortment of Modeling Clay for any of your craft needs.

Love Bug

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What you will need:

Instructions:

  1. Cut out two heart shapes from cardboard. Squish some newspaper into a ball and sandwich the newspaper ball between the two heart cardboard pieces. Cover the whole heart sandwich with tape.
  2. Decorate the heart however you’d like. We used markers to colour the whole heart purple and outlined the heart with a black marker to give it a cartoon look. We also added wiggle eyes to the heart.
  3. Take 3 pipe cleaners and spread them out evenly. Glue into place and bend them so they look like legs so your love bug can stand.

Share your Love Bug with someone you love!