3 inch stars were located at teachers supply store. They come in packs of twenty for just a few dollars.
On self adhesive clear transparent paper have the children scatter and press down stars.
With just blue tissue paper let the children place down the paper and fill up the entire space. Paper can overlap.
Carefully close up the page. You don’t want to see any open spaces so it is important that the space is filled and the pages are closed up carefully.
The children can outline the starts with black permanent marker.
We then let the children spread gold glitter in areas on the top of the page.
It looks nice with they are all hung together like a large Chagall window. They should be placed on a piece of white paper so it “light” up the image. Then placed on black background paper like a window frame.
Another idea is to switch out the white paper for aluminum foil. Have the aluminum foil a little larger then the picture. Crumple it up then pull it apart, gently, so that it is flat again. If you glue the piece onto the foil it will glisten through.
Using tracing paper let children either trace an existing design or make their own.
Color in with markers.
Place between two pieces of paper that is open in the center and glue down. Or, make a frame and tape on the backside of the frame.
On side of an adhesive sheet of paper let the children place tissue paper or colored cellophane paper.
It will self stick to the page.
Once filled close up with the other side of the adhesive paper.
Cut into the shape of a kite and add a kite string to the bottom.
If time permits glitter, or puffy paint, or anything fun can be added to the front of the kite.
Fold a piece of large black construction paper evenly so it has four equal parts. Use punches all over the construction paper.
Have the children glue tissue paper or colored cellophane paper on the backside of the construction paper.
Close up the construction paper with tape on the inside so it is not seen.
If you plan on hanging then add a couple holes at the top with string attached.
Or it can rest on the ground with a battery operated tea light.
Have a pointed or rounded off piece of construction paper.
Either fold the piece of paper in half or let the kids to it.
Have the children make designs that start at the folded edge of the paper.
Then have the children cut away their designs.
When the page is unfolded it will show their full design.
Glue tissue paper, or colored cellophane on it.
This is based on the painting I and the Village.
Have an X made on the page for the children which separates the page into 4 sections.
Have children draw a scene for each season. Or, four parts to a dream they had. Or, four parts to a really good day.
Give them a clear direction though. Otherwise they will spend too much time deciding what theme to go with.
They can draw the scenes free hand. But, to help out we had stencils of different things that could help them along. Stencils like boys, girls, popular animals, the sun.
They then have to color the entire picture. So leave time for coloring. Keep them on track with getting their pictures drawn.
The results are worth it.