The last few weeks before the holiday season are always a time to “finish” for me. I feel much better entering a new year without “old projects” lingering.
My first session of extracurricular art classes ended this past week. I can’t wait until they start again because my wheels have really been turning and some great ideas are ready and waiting. We finished up loose ends, sent the kids home with an unfinished project to work on, and enjoyed some classic holiday crafts.
Had to share some more bubble wrap corn. I think they look great all grouped together!
These little handprint turkeys were a hit- every child made four handprints. I then cut them all out and let the kids glue everything onto a recycled tp tube that they had already painted and glued features to.
We used art paste and tempera paint for these but if you are going to do this project, I highly recommend first covering bowls in a layer of gesso and then using acrylic paint for all decoration. The tempera isn’t thick enough to cover as well as I’d have liked. Either way, they are super cute little containers- ready to be filled with some kind of treasure.
And last but not least…
And finally, these cute little painted birdhouses. The watercolors soak nicely into the unfinished wood and are an easy medium for very little artists to use.
If you loved this project be sure to check out these easy crafts for kids! We all need a few more of these in the idea bank, right?!