Friday, October 21, 2011

Candy Corn Craft

This is a great activity for building fine motor skills for the little ones - and practicing cutting skills for the older ones. 

To make our candy corns, we used:
Black, Orange, Yellow, and White Construction Paper
White Crayon
Scissors
Glue

1.  Freehand the shape of a candy corn with the white crayon on black construction paper and divide it into 3 sections.

2.  Cut 1'' strips of orange, yellow, and white construction paper.  This makes it easier for beginning cutters to hold it while using their scissors.  It also makes it easier for the little ones to tear it into pieces.  If your child isn't ready for scissors, tearing is the perfect pre-cutting skill.

3.  Glue the pieces of  construction paper into the appropriate section of the candy corn.  We cut/tore one color at a time to prevent them from getting mixed together.


This easy craft is a favorite in our house because it involves scissors and glue - two things my kids seem to be obsessed with :)  The concept can also easily be adapted to almost any shape...I'm getting visions of turkeys and Christmas trees with cut/torn paper!!
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8 comments:

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  2. I love your craft ideas. New follower stopping by from the sit and relax blog hop. I will be back for more great ideas.

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  3. This is SO cute! I think we may have to do this today!!! :) Love the ideas :) You're so creative!

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  4. So doing this after nap time today yay! Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this idea! Found it via Pinterest. Was the perfect rainy afternoon craft for my 3 year old earlier in the week. Gave you credit in my post here.

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  6. fun, love all things candy corn!!

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  7. Loving the fine motor practice! We've been using our scissors a lot lately, I bet my daughter would love this!

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  8. These are so cute and what great fine motor skill practice! I wondered if you'd be willing to let me link to this post in a fall kids craft round up I'm putting together on my blog. If I could link to it and use one of your pictures, it'd be great!
    Thanks!
    Jessica

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