A Minerva Louise Construction Paper Handprint Craft

This craft was inspired by the children’s book “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan, about a chicken who finds a peculiar hat.

Minerva Louise Craft

Supplies

  • construction paper – a variety of colors, cut in half (hamburger style)
  • glue sticks
  • crayons
  • scissors

Directions

On a piece of halved construction paper outline your hand without going in between your fingers. Then, cut out the outline of your hand and glue it onto the half piece of construction paper.

Cut out an orange beak and a red comb and glue it onto the thumb area. Draw on some eyes, a hat, and the snow!

*Other ideas* Add feather and sequins for a fancy twist on this craft!

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Three Little Pigs – Story Retelling Craftivity

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For this Three Little Pigs crafticity, kids create their own re-telling puppets and houses out of construction paper and popsicle sticks, then play with their creations.

See the pictures below for inspiration & follow the instructions to get started with your own home or classroom set!

Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Make Three Little Pigs Puppets.

Cut circles out of pink construction paper to make each pig’s face and body.

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Add rectangles for legs. Add Eyes, Ears, and a Curly tails made out of a thin strip of curled construction paper to each puppet. Tape a Popsicle stick to the back of each puppet.

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Draw pupils, nostrils,  and mouths with a black marker.

 

2. Make The Big Bad Wolf Puppet.

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3. Make The Three Little Pigs’ houses.

Take a piece of yellow construction paper and cut out a window and a door.  Decorate  it with an orange markers so it looks like a straw house.

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Use a piece of brown construction paper to make a house made of sticks.  Add details with a brown marker.

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Create a house made of bricks.  Cut out a chimney, and draw on bricks with a red marker. Add a door knob and shutters with a black marker.

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4. Retell & Play

Kids introduce the characters to the set and play by arranging the puppets and houses in different positions.

The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf Puppets

 

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Kids re-telling the story of The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf in the classroom.

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Black Cat Craft

Here’s how to make this cool black cat craft wall decoration!

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You will need one piece of black construction paper, a half sheet of pink construction paper, some small pieces of scrap construction paper for the eyes and a little bit of white for the whiskers. You will also need a bottle of glue, and a stapler for this craft.

To attach it to the wall you will need a tack, some string or dental floss and a small nail.

Start by making a a fortune teller out of construction paper. Here are some directions for making a fortune teller.

Staple the top and bottom sections together to create a mouth that only opens in one direction.

For the Eyes: When you want to make two shapes of the same size, fold a piece of paper and cut your shape out once. You will then have two identical shapes. You can use this technique to make the eyes and ears for your cat.

For the eyes, fold a small piece of green paper in half and cut out a small circle to make 2 green eyes. Fold a small piece of black paper in half and cut out the shape to make 2 cat’s pupils. (If anyone knows what the shape of a cat’s pupil is called, please let me know!) Glue these onto the eyes and then glue the eyes onto the  face.

For the Ears: Fold a piece of black construction paper in half and cut out a triangle to make two matching ears. Attach the ears by gluing them to the back side of the face. Cut out two smaller pink triangles using the folding technique. Glue these onto the ears.

For the Nose: Cut out a pink triangle and round off the edges.  Then glue it in place.

For the Mouth: Cut out four red triangles that will fit into each section in the mouth. This part can be a little tricky but you can do it! Once you make one triangle that fits you can use it as a template and cut three more in the same shape.

For the Teeth: Cut out small white triangles and tuck them under the red paper in the mouth.  Fold them so they are not sticking straight out.

Whiskers:  You can make whiskers by cutting very thin strips of construction paper.  Glue the ends of the whiskers to the cat’s cheeks.

When you are done with your cat, you can attach some string to the back and hang it on the wall.  To do this, push a small nail through one of the folds on the back of the fortune teller to create an anchor. Place a loop of string or floss on the nail and attach to the wall with a tack.

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Pig Craft – Pig On A Farm

If you need a fun pig craft then this is the perfect project for you! For this barnyard craft you will be using different colors of construction paper to create a farm scene with a pig and some crows. The pig pokes his head and nose out for a cool 3D effect.

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For this craft, you will need glue bottles, construction paper in a variety of colors, and scissors.

 

First, cut out a yellow circle for your sun. Cut clouds out of white or blue construction paper. Arrange the sun and the clouds on the background
and glue them into place.

For the pig, cut three circles out of pink construction paper. Arrange the circles in order from biggest to smallest on the background.

Take a strip of construction paper and fold it into a “Z” shape.

Glue the head onto one side of the “Z” and then glue the other side of the “Z” to the nose. This creates a 3D effect of the nose popping out from the face. Do this again to connect the body to the head. You may need to use a fatter strip of paper to connect the head to the body.

The eyes are made by cutting small circles out of white construction paper. The pupils are made with black construction paper. If you fold a small piece of black construction paper in half and then cut out a very small circle, you will have two pupils of the same size. Cut out the nostrils in the same manner and glue into place.

Cut out a mouth shape with black construction paper and glue it into place.

Make ears by cutting diamond shapes out of pink construction paper and rounding the side edges. Glue these to the back of the head so that they
are poking out a bit.

Make the tail by cutting a long, thin piece of pink construction paper and rolling it up around a pen to make it curly. Tuck the tail behind the body to complete the pig.

Add construction paper grass by taking a long, thin strip of green construction paper and snipping it along one side. Try to cut about half way through. If you accidentally cut the grass in half, its okay – just paste it onto your paper in two pieces.

Finally, add some crows to complete the farm scene!

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