Who can resist all the wonderful colors combined in a gumball machine? We used some items from the recycle bin for this fun project!

Start with:

  • Round Cardboard Container
  • Egg Carton
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pom Poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Round Wooden Bead

Create It!

Step 1: Cut two segments of egg carton that each contain two egg portions. Round the edges if you'd like.

Step 2: Paint the egg carton segments and allow to dry.

Step 3: Stack the two segments on top of one another and glue together.

Step 4: Glue pom poms inside the round container.

Step 5: Glue round container to the top of the stacked egg carton segments.

Step 6: Glue the wooden bead (a plastic top would work great too) to the front of the gumball machine.

If you are working on colors with a little one, ask them what color pom poms they are gluing or count together how many pom poms there are of each color.

Fish, flowers, and so much more - Letter F Week has been a feast of fantastic projects! A recap of our Letter F projects below:

F is for Fish! Click here for full tutorial.

F is for Fox! Click here for full tutorial.

F is for Frames! Click here for full tutorial.

Paper plates are such a handy crafting material - with a bulk supply ready and waiting in the pantry!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock

Create it!

Step 1: Paint a paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut the textured portion off of the paper plate (save the center to use for the tail and fins later).

Step 3: From the center portion of the plate, cut two small side fins and a tail.

Step 4:Cut approximately 4 inch to 6 inch segments from the textured portion of the paper plate.

Step 5: Glue the 4-6 inch segments together  to form rings.

Step 6: Glue two ring segments together to create the body of the fish.

Step 7: Glue the fins to the fish.

Step 8: From cardstock, cut out an eye and glue to the fish.

One paper plate will make one fish. A fun craft to go along with an ocean study!

This past week has been Letter E with our weekly #ArtTheAlphabet challenge. Below is a roundup of all of the projects we did for Letter E!

E is for Emotions! Click here for tutorial.

E is for Elephant! Click here for tutorial.

E is for Earth! Click here for tutorial.

Super excited to see all the projects for Letter F week starting Monday!