A big part of kindergarten is arts and crafts time, so whether you are a parent or a teacher, having lots of ideas for kindergarten crafts on hand is important. You can find a lot of great ideas for kindergarten crafts at different web sites dedicated to the crafter both experienced and inexperienced. Kindergartners are just learning about things like making letters, adding numbers, and reading. But making kindergarten crafts is also an important part of the learning experience as being creative is a big part of learning. Try a couple of these fun kindergarten crafts – specifically, holiday kindergarten crafts.
A cute Thanksgiving kindergarten crafts project is to make a pinecone turkey. You need a pinecone – preferably, the “fat” kind, some scissors, construction paper, and glue. First, cut out eyes from black construction paper or buy some wiggly eyes from a discount store. Cut a small triangle out of yellow construction paper. Draw and cut out a teardrop shape on red construction paper for the turkey’s wattle. Cut out legs and feet from brown construction paper. Finally, cut out several feather shapes from different colors of construction paper. Assembly is easy. Just glue on the various face parts and the feathers in between the cone’s openings.
Another of the kindergarten crafts that we like is also a Thanksgiving turkey although you can adapt this craft to fit any season or time of year. Paint a paper plate brown, and while the paint is drying, cut out six large feathers from various colors of construction paper. One inch from the edge cut out the center of each feather. Use a glue stick to apply glue around the edge and then place colored tissue paper or cellophane on top of the feather. Press to stick and trim around the edge of the feather. Glue the feathers to the paper plate and draw on a face. Don’t forget to make feet out of construction paper! This craft looks great hanging in a window where the sun can shine through it!
There are lots of kindergarten crafts web sites that have many great ideas for arts and crafts time. One web site we especially like can be found at www.enchantedlearning.com. This site has kindergarten crafts ideas for all holidays and seasons as well as printables like books, worksheets, and coloring pages. If you can’t find something on Enchanted Learning that you can use for kindergarten crafts, you can go elsewhere on the Web, but we are relatively sure that you will be able to find everything you could ever need on here for kindergarten crafts and much, much more!