Hanging Glitter Pine Cone
Fall Preschool Craft
As you can tell I love to get out and take long walks. This summer while out on the trail I came across the perfect pine cones. Not to big, no sharp points and perfect color. I grabbed a bag full knowing I would come up with some way to use them in preschool. The same day I collected them I washed them in soapy water and then set them out in the sun to dry. Then stored them in a zip lock bag. Fast forward to November and our classroom windows although full of fall watercolor leaves needed something more and I remembered the pine cones. All you need to make these fun fall glitter (G Letter of the Week) pine cones is glitter, glue, yarn and a pine cone.
The Frogs enjoyed warping the yarn through the pine cone. To make it easy to hang I cut a long string of yarn then folded it in half. I then started the yard in the pine cone and they finished it. When done it had a loop on the top to hang easy.
Next they held the pine cone and dipped it into the glue. When covered in glue they poured glitter, we used red and gold this way they can be used to decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
When finished I attached them to our drying wrack to dry, this took about two days for some. When I hung them from the curtain in our window, I love they way they move and sparkle!
DIY Light Box for Preschool
If your anything like me your always looking for more ways to add to your classroom without breaking the bank! For years I have wanted a light box for our preschool this is a very simple way for hours of play. Last year I used a clear storage box turned upside down filled with two flash lights. The kids had fun but it was on the floor and the flashlights lost their brightness after awhile.
Over the summer we found a clear long under the bed storage container with a flat clear top! Not easy to find most have a colored top. To make the box I drilled a small hole in the side of the container. Using old colored Christmas lights inside the box bringing the plug through the hole on the side. To give the box height I set it inside the sensory table and it worked perfect! For not that much money it works great and the Frogs love it!
Fall Owl Theme Preschool
One of my favorite fall books is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, to follow the story we create our own Owls. In the past we have done Awesome Owls
and Paper Plate Owls
. This year I wanted to give the Frogs more freedom to make their owl unique. By using different colors and paper shapes each Owl turned out completely different just the way I love it!
- construction paper fall owl colors
- cupcake liners yellow
To start I cut the paper into circles and some I cut the sides curved to give it a different shape. Using yellow paper cut triangles for the beak. Black paper cut into legs. I simply set out all the supplies and the Frogs picked what they wanted. We then added their owls to the trees in our classroom fall board. To finish the boars the Frogs made a watercolor leaf
Whoos Ready For Fall
Putting it all together, I started with yellow and green background. Using tissue paper I created three trees.
More Owl Fun