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A is for Alligator! We are having such a fun time sharing art, crafts and activities featuring the Letter A during the kick off week of our #ArtTheAlphabet challenge. 

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Fold both sides of two paper plates.

Step 2: Glue the paper plates together at one end, creating a "V" shape.

Step 3: Paint the paper plates and allow to dry.

Step 4: Paint the inside and allow to dry.

Step 5: Create two paper balls for eyes using this tutorial.

Step 6: Glue paper balls to closed end of paper plates.

Step 7: Add black cardstock circles to paper ball eyes.

Step 8: Cut triangles for teeth from paper plates or cardstock and glue to open mouth.

 For more Letter A fun, check out our Adventure Pouch and Apple!

We enjoy cutting paper snowflakes, and making snowflakes from other materials - like yarn. Something cozy about using yarn to make snowflakes during this wintery season!

Start with:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Yarn
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pom Poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Glue craft sticks together into a snowflake shape.

Step 2: Tie a piece of yarn to the center of the snowflake and weave in a circle.

 

Step 3: Attach pipe cleaners to the ends of the snowflake by twisting around the  craft sticks. (We bent ours to make points in between each craft stick.)

Step 4: Glue pom poms to the snowflake.

We used blue for a wintery snowflake look but these would be fun in a whole rainbow of colors!

Have some textured cardboard on hand? They make the best snowflakes! And, after you've made several, they can be joined together to make a really "cool" crown!

Start with:

  • Textured Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Glue 

Create it!

Step 1: Paint textured cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: For each snowflake, cut four approximately 5 inches by 3/4 inch strips. Also cut eight approximately 1 inch by  1/2 inch strips.

Step 3: Glue the four strips together in a snowflake shape.

Step 4: Glue the small strips to the ends of each of the larger strips.

Step 5: On opposite ends, punch a single hole.

Step 6: Connect the snowflakes by lining up the punched hole of one snowflake to another and secure with a paper fastener. Continue until a circle is created!

If you prefer, instead of gluing the centers of the larger strips together, use the hold punch and another paper fastener for some additional sparkle!

 

Would you like to make a snowman - inside, where it is nice and warm? Sounds about right to me! This fun snowman is made from three paper plates and can be customized to make it as unique as its maker.

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Cardboard
  • Pom Poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Make four equal cuts into a paper plate, leaving the center uncut.

Step 2: Add glue to one of the cut corners and attach to the portion to the right. Continue this until all four corners have been glued and the first "snowball" is formed.

Step 3: Continue Step 2 two more times, each time cutting a portion of the plate off to make the "snowballs" increasingly smaller.

Ste[ 4: Glue the "snowballs" together largest to smallest.

Step 5: From cardboard, cut arms. From cardstock, cut nose and hat. 

Step 6: Glue the arms, hat and nose to the snowman.

Step 7: Add pom poms for eyes and buttons.

If you don't have snow, or prefer to make a snowman inside where it's nice and warm, this snowman is just the thing!