Monthly Wooden Block
photo is a sample of the September Block. See below for information on
how to make the Cupid or Lincoln Block for February!
had so many requests for special directions and patterns for the "Monthly
Blocks" that I am going to be making these available to those who are
interested in purchasing this resource. You will be provided with full
colored pictures, patterns and detailed directions. There is a different
character for each of the months from September through May.
An on line link will be
provided to access the directions and patterns. Please make sure you
provide the correct email address for me to be able to send you this link.
There are no shipping charges since this is a digital link. You will
be able to start your projects as soon as you receive this link.
blocks that the children make use a 2x4x6 inch piece of wood. They last
forever and will be a family treasure for many, many years to come. Many
parents tell me that they still have all of the blocks and use them each
year! You could also use these blocks for your Cub Scouts or Brownies.
The whole year of crafts!
will receive detailed directions to make the following:
September—Apple man ( see sample)
2 different blocks for Feb--Cupid and Abe Lincoln
This is a great time to get
started. I will provide the link for you as soon as I receive
payment for you to be able to get started right away on your monthly
The cost will be $14.99 with no shipping charges.
would like to pay with a credit card, click below on the link. If
you would like to pay by check, please contact me.
Plastic Heart Pendant or Ornament
hearts were purchased at the local craft store to make necklaces.
They open up to hold treats or whatever you would like. We
used BioColor paint purchased from Discount School Supply. Each
child put several drops of pink, white and/or red inside the heart.
We closed it very carefully and then they shook the heart to make the
paint spread all over and marbleize. Each one was very unique but
very pretty. We attached a red cord for each child to wear around
I Gave a
is a little valentine that the children can make, or you could make to
give to them as a Valentine. A large and a small heart are put
together to make a bird with eyes and beak. The poem is glued to the
center. A small bag of bird seeds is attached to the bottom.
I used red nylon netting with heart ribbon for mine.
I Gave a
A Hundred did
I gave a
One cold and
I didn't put
my name on them,
Or any other
valentines were seeds
The top photo
is the outside of our Valentine card.
On the inside we put a picture of the child with outstretched arms with
the words "THIS MUCH!" See photo below.
Two large hearts were cut using red and
white butcher paper. Red lace was used for the outside border.
Since I had two classes of pictures to display, the heart was big.
Small candy paper cups were used to put each child's picture in the center
of the candy cup to make it look like a big box of chocolate candy.
We used the title of "Kindergarten Sweeties" with a bear holding the
Hanging Frilly Hearts
These hearts were made using several
layers of newspaper. You can make them any size that you would like!
The heart in the picture is about 15 inches long. I cut each heart
using at least 6-8 layers of newspaper. Then I stapled them all
around the outside, leaving a small opening to stuff them. I
had at least three layers of newspaper on each side when stuffing the
heart. This prevents it from getting too soggy when we painted them.
We used newspaper scraps to stuff! Then we painted the hearts in red
or pink. After they were dry, we used white tissue paper (4 inch
squares) to wrap around a pencil, dip in glue and stick to the outside
edge of the heart. We hung them from the lights with yarn.
We made our glyphs according to the
1. What's your favorite flavor ice
Chocolate= red heart
Strawberry= dark pink heart
Vanilla= light pink heart
2. Do you like nuts?
Yes= red glitter
No= silver glitter
3. What's your favorite topping?
Chocolate syrup= red stars
Carmel syrup= gold stars
Whipped cream= silver stars
4. How do you like your ice cream?
Sugar cone= blue dots
Waffle cone= yellow dots
Bowl= white dots
flower pots were donated to our classes last year. I am not sure we
will be able to afford the pots again! But, the pot was covered with
small pieces of red fabric scraps. (see close up below) The children
painted the pot first with white glue, then they put the scrap of fabric
(approx. 1 inch square cut with Pinking shears) on the pot and painted
another coat of white glue over it. The fabric was completely
covered with white glue. The pieces were overlapped. This
requires lots of adult help! We used a small block of floral
Styrofoam to put inside the pot. We stuck in flowers, pieces of a
foil floral garland, and red foil covered chocolate candy that
were glued to a craft stick. We also used a piece of floral wire
that was bent in a spiral to hold a picture of each child in a heart
shape! The sample does not show the photo. This
is a close up of the pot. This was all one fabric that was a
Valentine quilt type fabric, but any red or pink fabric would do. This is
a close up of the flower pot.
Melanie's Valentine Story
This is a
great story that you tear the heart as you tell the story. The kids
love the story with the visuals. Click on the heart above for
the directions and story!
was made using a white paper plate. The center was cut out and the
hearts attached around the outside. We used red, white and pink
hearts and decorated each heart with contrasting crayon designs.
A crepe paper bow was attached at the top.
on the picture to see four samples of the containers that we made for our
We used a 3 pound coffee can and had a parent drill a hole on each side of
the can. You will need to be sure that there are no sharp edges left
after drilling. Then we bought a large roll of red, plastic covered
wire cable at the hardware
store for a handle. This was attached at each side and bent to hold.
Then each child painted their
with pink or white acrylic paint. We had the students use a sponge
to paint their can. Then when they were dry, we let them use
different heart stamps to decorate with red or pink paint.
Some of the
children decided to paint one coat of white paint, then sponge paint
another color on top and a third color was used for the hearts. We
used a combination
of red, pink and white for all of the cans. Everyone
loved them and wanted to save them!