Jack and the Beanstalk Craft – A giant construction paper beanstalk hangs from the ceiling tiles, making for a whole-class creation that adds a touch of magic to the room!
After it’s put together, kids can have fun re-telling the story of Jack And The Beanstalk using character puppets made out of construction paper and popsicle sticks!
- large sheets of green construction paper
- green glitter
- green sequins
- green yarn
- Start out with a piece of large green construction paper.
2. Use a green marker to draw a spiral outward, starting in the center of the construction paper.
3. Cut around the spiral shape and cut off the edges of the paper with scissors. Make a crevice where the kids will begin cutting into the spiral.
4. Pour a tiny bit of glue over the paper and sprinkle it with some glitter for an extra magical effect! Leave overnight to dry.
5. Cut out leaves, beans, and sprigs. Make curly sprigs by cutting thin strips of green construction paper. Wrap them around a pencil, slightly unrolling afterward.
6. Create leaves by cutting football shapes out of the green construction paper. Curl these around a pencil slightly. Beans are just slightly elongated football shapes.
7. Students can cut out their own leaves, but it may be helpful to place some precut leaves out on the tables for inspiration.
8. Kids begin by cutting along the spiral until they have a long curvey beanstalk.
9. Next, glue on some paper leaves, beans, and curly sprigs!
10. Hole punch the end of each beanstalk and tie a small loop of yarn to the end of each one. String a longer piece of yarn through the yarn loops on the individual beanstalks and attach the whole thing to the ceiling tiles by this string.
11. Now all you need are some kindergarten-made character puppets and kids can use their imaginations to re-enact the story of Jack And The Beanstalk!
A Couple Pictures of The Finished Product:
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Marie-Louise Mannion says
It looks awesome – I can’t wait to try it with my class!! Thank you for the inspiration!
Miss Vanessa says
Juliet Gullefer says
this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! thanks for the idea! I’ve been looking at so many, but yours is the best and easiest to do.
Miss Rynn says
Thank you! So glad you like the project!
Darci Wert says
This looks really great for a project I’m doing. One question…..what keeps the loops of yarn on all the individual bean stalks from just falling down the long piece of yarn to the floor?
Miss Rynn says
Hi Darci. On each individual beanstalk you should punch a hole and add a loop of yarn going through, the kind of loop like on a gift tag. Once you have all the individual beanstalks, gather them all together by their yarn loops, and thread another piece of string through all the individual loops and into a knot to to connect them. You can then hang them from the ceiling from the string that connects all the individual pieces. I hope that answers your question!
EDLORD ORBASE says
this is beautiful!! We will definitely do this for our art activity.