Crafts are an amazing activity to bring the family together and express creativity. Hands-on crafts also promote the development of muscles in the hands and fingers, improving fine motor skills which are essential in early formative years. Moreover, crafting encourages critical visual-processing skills such as pattern recognition, detecting of spatial rotation and sequences. Lastly, problem-solving skills are developed as a child often has to determine the steps needed to bring the desired craft-project to life. Holiday crafts are especially fun since they bring the sense of excitement while children enjoy using themed materials. Today, we are making a friendly Harvest Inspired Popsicles Scarecrow.
What you will need:
- ♻️ recycled 🍡 popsicle sticks,
- orange paint (we are using this one),
- 👀 googly eyes,
- red pipe-cleaner for the mouth,
- a glue gun.
Secure the popsicles by gluing two horizontal popsicle sticks to the back.
Flip the craft over, and glue one stick on the angle to define a hat & paint it orange.
Using a glue gun, secure eyes, nose, and a mouth.
Using a black sharpy, draw stitches.
Adrian suggested gluing one stick to the back to make the scarecrow stand up like a picture frame.
Our friendly scarecrow is ready! Happy Fall everyone and Happy Harvest!
Please see here a summary roundup of all our activities we have done during the month of 🍂September and 🎃October: over 20 of them arranged by the area of study in a summary 📃post " 🍂Fall & 🎃Halloween Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study."