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Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Apple Craft for kids....thankfullness

It's been a while since I have blogged due to several reasons, out-of-town, internet down, school starting, etc. I am sure you have experienced some of these additional tasks as well. But I am back to crafting and hope to be blogging more again.

Since I help out at my church school with crafts, I am always on the look-out for crafts that the kids can do. Being in the fall mood, I saw this idea at Lettering Delights and knew I could use it to make a simple craft for them.
I didn't make nearly the amount of apple slices as they did but the idea is the same. I plan to use a loop of green yarn (or brown) for the stem, so that is yet to be added. But these will be simple to assemble and the child can complete each slice with an expression of thanks at home with their parents - a great way to foster thankfulness.
I printed mine on heavy white copy paper in B&W. This will allow the child to personalize the color as they desire before assembly. I debated whether or not they should cut them out, but these are younger children (and we have a limited time for crafts) so I went with the pre-cut version. We will just color, glue, and be done.
I used the apples from the Apple Barrel Set (which is on sale right now for just $2)for the apple shape, and made an inner shadow in MTC that I colored black. Then another thin inner shadow of the black shape to make the outline(filled with white). I added the words with Ariel Rounded font and wrapped to the black inner shadow. The layout looks like this.
I did a Print-n-Cut of the shapes and they were ready for crafting!

I am always on the look-out for fun and easy crafts (especially paper crafting), so drop me a line if you find any that you have tried that were easy for kids. I work with the 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades, so it has to be rather simple for them. And this year I have almost all boys (9 boys, 2 girls)- which makes it tougher for me since I gravitate toward more girl-oriented crafts.

1 comment:

DHalsema said...

Nelda, that's a wonderful idea! I believe I'll cut some of these "sets" for my church so they can use them :) Thank you very much & be blessed!! Merry Christmas!! :)