BLOG

So many amazingly fun projects for #ArtTheAlphabet Letter W Week! Preschool, toddler and school age kids arts, crafts and play inspiration all week. Sharing our Letter W projects are below:

W is for Watermelon! Click here for full tutorial.

W is for Weather Wheel! Click here for full tutorial.

W is for Watch! Click here for full turotial.

Next week is the last week of this round of #ArtTheAlphabet - we are combining Letters X, Y and Z. It has been to much fun and there are more than two thousand ideas under the hashtag to date!

This cardboard weather wheel is a fun preschool craft for learning about the weather, tracking and reporting! So fun for part of a weather unit!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Paper Fastener¬†

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a circle from cardboard. (We used a dinner plate to trace.) Paint the circle and set it aside to dry.

Step 2:Cut shapes - circles for sunny, cloud shapes, etc. from cardboard.

Step 3: Paint the cardboard shapes and allow them to dry.

Step 4:Glue together any parts like sun beams, lightning or raindrops.

Step 5: Glue the weather shapes around the outside perimeter of the wheel.

Step 6: Cut two small squares from cardboard. Glue them, stacked on top of each other, to the center of the wheel. This will be the platform for the arrow.

Step 7: Cut an arrow from cardboard (we used cardboard that was already printed with color) and carefully put the paper fastener at the end. Glue the paper fastener to the cardboard squares so the arrow can freely turn around the wheel.

Look outside the window, take a walk with your little one around the block and discuss the weather. Then have him or her move the arrow to the weather you've observed. Such a fun way to learn!

It was a very fun Letter V Week! Sharing our letter V projects below:

V is for Vehicle Painting! Click here for full tutorial.

V is for Violet Wrist Corsage! Click here for full tutorial.

V is for Venus Fly Trap! Click here for full tutorial.

V is for Verde - Our Little Green Cactus! Click here for full tutorial.

On to Letter W Week starting tomorrow! Can't wait to share all of our Letter W projects!

Sharing how to make this cute paper cup cactus craft over at the Red Ted Art blog! Click here for full tutorial.