4/03/2011

Kid's Craft- Easter Bunny Hat: Learning About Ovals

If there is one theme that I love teaching the preschool aged child, it would have to be the concept that shapes can create anything! If you have been visiting my blog for a while now, you may have noticed that I incorporate shapes into a lot of my lessons for preschoolers ( Valentine's Day Luv Puppy Puppet, Shapes Clown for example). Aside from teaching color theory, shapes are another great foundation to teach a young child. Why shapes? You can draw just about anything using the basic and organic shapes. Lessons like this are also great for a young child to learn how to follow step-by-step instructions. Allow for creativity when they chose to decorate and draw on the bunny's face.
Classified: Easy and is great for the toddler and preschool crowd!

What you need:
  • 12x18" White construction paper
  • Cotton ball
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons and/or markers
  • Stapler

What to do:
Preparation:
Cut two- 4x18" band out of white construction paper.
1. Cut out several white ovals; 1 large oval for face, 2 long ovals for ears, 2 small ovals for cheeks, 4 small ovals for bunny paws, two fat ovals for bunny legs) Older preschooler children can cut out their own ovals!
Step 1
2. Glue the bunny head to the center of the white strip.
3. Have your preschooler assemble the bunny head according to photo. Add long ovals for ears, and two smaller ones for cheeks.



Example
4. Glue on the bunny's paws and legs (2 paws in front and one small oval + one smaller oval makes one leg). See photo. Draw a face on the bunny. If they chose, allow them to add spots, stripes or anything else they wish for their Easter Bunny. ** My daughter gave you a lovely example.
Step 4

5.  Turn the hat over and glue the second strip to the back of the bunny's head as shown.
6. Allow to dry.
7. Once glue has set, use the "head band" strip and measure the child's head. Note: you may need to add another piece of strip of white paper, depending on the size of your child's head. Don't forget to measure the white strip that will go over the child's head as well.  It doesn't have to fit perfectly, just make sure it's not too tight.
8. Staple together.


9. Glue cotton ball to the back of hat for tail.
10. Dry.
11. Hop around and enjoy!




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3 comments:

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  2. What a cute idea! I am definitely going to be doing this one day in the very near future!

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