Coffee Ground "Fossils"
What you'll need:
- 1 cup of used coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup of cold coffee
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- Wax paper
- Mixing bowl
- Some small objects to make impressions in the dough (Shaped cookie cutters work well.)
- Empty can or a butter knife
- Toothpicks, optional
- String to hang your fossil, optional
How to make it:
- Stir the together the coffee grounds, cold coffee, flour, and salt until well mixed.
- Knead the dough together and then flatten it out onto the waxed paper.
- Use the can to cut out circles of the dough or use the dull knife to cut slabs large enough to fit your "fossil" objects.
- Press your objects firmly into the dough. When you take the object out, you have your "fossil". If you want to hang the fossil, poke holes into the edge to hold the string.
- Let the fossil dry overnight (and up to two days) and then hang it if you wish. "Kaboose.com"
Asking and answering about the time
These days, in 6ºTh Grade, we have been learning about"the time" so for that, we created our own crafts. We made some beautiful clocks. In the following days, I`m going to hang on some photos of our crafts.
Benefits of doing Arts and Crafts in class:
-Children love creating things so they enjoyed a lot, this helps them to be motivated. If they are animated, learning will be easier.
-Crafts allow children to follow instructions in English so they are doing a listening activity and at the same time, they are learning and handling new vocabulary such as materials, verbs...
-Crafts allow children to develop their creativity into the class.
-Starting from crafts,we can do different activities that will serve to our purpose.
Our project/ activities
In our project, we made many oral activities using our crafts such as the following:
- I say an hour and children have to set theirs clocks on time.
- Moving around activity:
Target language: "Excuse me, what time is it,please?
"Verb to be: it is"
"Telling the time"
Skills: Oral & writing
How to do it:
They are walking around the classroom asking for the time to different partners and writing their answers , of course are using their clocks.
- Game competition:
They can win points, I say an hour and they have to set their clocks on time. The winner is the first student to do it first. They love it !!!
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Fingerprint Flower Vase
Crafts from:" Kaboose.com"
What you'll need
- Empty glass jar
- Enamel paint (purple, pink, yellow)
How to make it
- First, be sure to read the instructions on the back of the enamel paint bottle.
- Be sure glass jar is clean, dry, and all labels have been completely removed.
- Have children dip their fingertips into the paint and dot onto the glass to form the petals of the flowers.
- Repeat this process to dot on the flower centers--alternate the colors (purple flower, yellow center, pink flower, purple center, etc).
- Let paint dry and cure according to directions on enamel paint bottle. This may require baking in the oven, or a longer alternative is air drying for up to three weeks before using.
Foam Pencil Toppers
What you'll need:
- Craft foam sheets or shapes
- White craft glue
- Wiggle eyes
How to make it:
- Start with two identical sized shapes, such as a circle or heart. Put glue around the border of one of the shapes, leaving about ¾" where you will insert the pencil. (See photo.)
- Press the second shape onto the first, sandwiching them together. The glue will need to dry for several hours, preferably overnight, but you can decorate the outside now.
- Decorate the outside of the craft foam shape using pom-poms, wiggle eyes, other foam shapes, glitter glue, sequins, whatever you like. We made a black bear using pom-poms for ears and a nose and a couple of wiggle eyes. (See photo.) We also made a flower using several pom-poms and a bird using wiggle eyes and other craft foam shapes. (See photo.)
- Once the toppers have dried completely, insert the eraser end of a pencil carefully into the opening.