Make your own Egg Carton Ladybug

Next time you finish a carton of eggs, put it aside for your next art and craft session with the kids. These cute little ladybug are easy tomake and are great attached to a mobile, used in imaginative play or asa party decoration.

What you will need...An Egg Carton, Craft Glue, Red Paint, Paint Brush, Scissors, BlackPermanent Marker, 2 x Googly Eyes, 1 x Black Pipe Cleaner, 1 x FluffyBlack BallTip...You can substitute the fluffy ball, pipe cleaners and goggly eyes with black and white paper for a look which is just as good.  Click here to see a photo!

Step One... Using your scissors carefully cut out an egg cup from your egg carton as shown

Step Two... Using your red paint, grab a paint brush and paint your egg cup

Step Three... Once dry, using your black permanent marker, draw black dots over the surface of the egg cup

Step Four... Using your craft glue stick the black fluffy ball to the painted egg cup to form the ladybug's head 

Step Five... Prepare your black pipe cleaner antlers by cutting two 2cm (1inch) pieces and bending them as shown

Step Six... Using your craft glue, stick the googly eyes and antlers on

Step Seven... you are finished!

I'd love to hear how you go with this...


Creative Halloween Ideas for Crafty Teachers

With Halloween fast approaching you might like to get your kids in the 'Spooky' mood by getting craft with them.

Scribbled has some of the most original Halloween ideas on the web that not only look great but will keep your kids engaged in the classroom.

All of the tasks have great photo tutorials and are very simple to follow.

Take a look at Scribbled's Halloween craft ideas here.

 

Olympic Learning Countdown: Olympic Crafts

with 30 Days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games it might be time to get crafty with you kids.  Activity Village has a gold medal collection of creative ideas for you students to lead up to the world biggest sporting event including making your own Olympic rings, Flags, Wreaths and even Olympic Torches.  Be sure to check them out here.

Amazing Paper Craft Printables

Canon has gone all out to produce the most impressive collection of paper craft printables I've ever seen. Your students will absolutely love them.

The premise is simple:  First, you select from one of the categories such as art, architecture, transport, fantasy or my personal favourite craftown that allows you to print out templates for items to make an entire paper city.

Next, print out the template and instructions.

Then, Construct.  Some are very simple and others are quite complex but each one is rated for difficulty so you can decide what to to attempt and leave out.

Finally - You could work these into an art lesson, a maths lesson about 2D and 3D shapes, or even use them as props in a digital animation.  You are only limited by your imagination.

Please take a look at Canon's Paper Crafts today as it won't disappoint and best of all it's free.

Great Art & Craft ideas for Teachers and Students

Scribbled.com.au is a highly creative site for those who want to learn about innovative art and craft ideas.   

Scribbled is packed with activities to suit all abilities but best of all everything is laid in in step-by-step directions with photographs to support them.  There are a number of themed ideas for all major events of the year with new crafts and activities being added each week.

Teachers will also love the video tutorials and printables to jazz up their classrooms.  There are also  activities and games particularly aimed at younger children.

Take a look at scribbled today and release some of your creative energy.

Great Art & Craft ideas for Teachers and Students

Scribbled.com.au is a highly creative site for those who want to learn about innovative art and craft ideas.   

Scribbled is packed with activities to suit all abilities but best of all everything is laid in in step-by-step directions with photographs to support them.  There are a number of themed ideas for all major events of the year with new crafts and activities being added each week.

Teachers will also love the video tutorials and printables to jazz up their classrooms.  There are also  activities and games particularly aimed at younger children.

Take a look at scribbled today and release some of your creative energy.

Free Set of Times Tables Charts for your Classroom

It really amazes me how poor kid are at times tables today which is disappointing because kids who know their times tables well are much better mathematicians than those who don't.  Which is contrary to a range of trends in mathematical thinking going around at the moment.

So I have found a great set of times tables charts at Scribbled which also has loads of awesome art & craft ideas that can be printed to either A3 or A4 size depending on what you need.  They look great and will really help your kids get a handle on the alphabet of maths.  Access them here.

 

Great websites for Christmas activities

Christmas page for teachers:  Christmas around the world, Christmas trivia, quiz suggested fiction and picture books and and printable worksheets.

Kaboose Christmas:  How to wrap a present, games, printables and word finds, craft and songs.

Christmas Craft Projects:  Make a variety of Christmas projects including recipes, ornaments, recycled craft and how to videos.

Microsoft Word Christmas Cards:  Free Christmas card templates across many styles.  Can be modified with your own text and images.