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    Paper Plate Football Craft {with Lacing}

    This paper plate football craft is a quick project to put together. So, you will have time to make several if you want. We used the traditional brown color, but maybe you will make yours in your favorite team colors. For us, that would be black and gold for the Steelers (Go Team!). And if you like this sports craft, check out this fun newspaper soccer ball craft to make too. Save this Paper Plate Football Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG Paper plate (9-inch coated)ScissorsSingle hole punch NewspaperBrown and white paintLarge pompomSmall pompomScotch tapeWhite yarn Black sharpie marker (optional) There is something that you should know...we are different around here. If you browse around the site, you won't see any fancy...

    Koala Newspaper Craft (with FREE Craft Template)

    This koala newspaper craft is completely adorable, don't you think? And it is so easy to put together using the free printable template. Some day I would love to go to Australia and see a real koala. They are simply fascinating animals. Koala Bear Facts Did you know that koala bears are not actually bears at all? They are marsupials. That means that their young are born immature and develop further in the mamma's pouch. The babies are called 'joeys'. Koalas are found in Australia and live in the trees. Their main food is gum leaves from eucalyptus trees, and they sleep much of the day and night (18 to 20 hours) to conserve their energy. Their paws are similar to ape hands, with some of the digits opposed like a thumb so that they are able...

    Our Top 5 Tips for Cutting with Scissors (from an OT)

    Cutting with scissors is a task that comes easy to some, but there are many children who struggle to master this activity that they will use over and over again throughout their school years. And frustration and tears are often the result of their efforts. But don't loose hope. There are so many tips and tricks that I want to teach you to help your kids not only master using scissors but learn to love cutting to make all kinds of creative projects. If you have been to the about page, you already know that I'm a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and have spent years teaching children how to use scissors (among many other things, of course). So, you might imagine that I've picked up a few things along the way. I've figured out what works...and what doesn't. And, can I just say, as I...

    Sheep Kids Craft (with Popsicle Sticks)

    And the barnyard fun continues! Today we are making this very sweet sheep kids craft. Check out the rest of these barnyard animal crafts to go with your sheep: ROOSTER, PIG, COW, HORSE. Of course, as usual, make these animals your own. They do not have to look like the ones here. This is just a starting point, and then you take if from there. If you want your sheep to be orange or rainbow colored, that is what you should do! Feel free to use your imagination...it is your most important asset! If you like this craft, you will LOVE this kids' crafts ebook. Check it out! /**/ All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links,...

    Easy Skeleton Craft {with FREE template}

    You are going to absolutely love this easy skeleton craft. Stick around to the end, and I will tell you how I make this moveable paper skeleton craft into a dancing skeleton. The Occupational Therapist in me really came out on this craft. I just can't help it sometimes. When I see clothespins, I always think of developing fine motor skills. And, for some reason, I also thought..."Hey, those clothespins would make great ribs!" I cannot explain why my mind works likes this (believe me, people have been trying to figure me out for years), but this time my strange thoughts lead to a really fun and interactive Halloween craft for kids! I know that your kiddo will love it (and maybe even learn a little something along the way...just don't tell them that). Don't miss out on making...