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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.

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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!

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Cupid’s Arrows

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Materials:

How to do it:

  1. Colour the bamboo stick with any pattern. You can be creative and mix different colours together.
  2. Cut out 2 heart shapes from the centre of the doilies. Referencing the image above, glue the tip of the bamboo stick to the centre of one of the doily hearts you cut out. Glue the other heart to the other side of the bamboo stick.
  3. For the end of the arrow cut out a design from the leftover doilies. We cut out an arrow shape and glued it to the end of our bamboo stick. You can also glue down feathers to the end of the stick
  4. Wrap twine just below the end of the bamboo stick to finish off creating Cupid’s Arrows!

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Heart Garden

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What you will need:

Instructions:

  1. Trace out 2 rectangle shapes about 2.5″ x 4″ in size and cut out. Make a small hole in the centre of one of the rectangles.
  2. Take any coloured pipe cleaner and put 1″ through the hole you made in one of the cardboard rectangles. To secure the pipe cleaner, glue the end into place.
  3. Thread different beads through the pipe cleaner until you have about 1″ left of the pipe cleaner.  Thread the end  through the hole and secure with glue. Your pipe cleaner should have a balloon shape. Push the center of the beaded pipe cleaner down and morph into a heart shape.
  4. With the rectangle piece you haven’t used yet, glue to the bottom of the other rectangle piece so that the pipe cleaner ends are no longer showing.
  5. All you need to do now is to decorate the base of your Heart Garden with tissue paper. Cover the cardboard base with glue and stick small twisted pieces of tissue paper until you have achieved your wild garden of tissue paper.

Gift your beautiful Heart Garden to someone you love!

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