Jack in The Beanstalk Craft

This idea came straight from my son. “What should we make today?” and he suggested a beanstalk and he made it very clear that he wanted to be Jack… so this is what we did.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some craft paper ( you could use thick wrapping paper, just use the reverse side) , paint, a marker, scissors and some fun brushes or sponges for the beanstalk. For your very own “Jack” you will need a photograph,scissors and some double stick tape and a clothes pin.
  2. Take a fun picture of your child posing as Jack- this was what we came up with. I regret letting him stand on the chair I’ve been telling him to get off the chair all day long since … learn from my doppy move and stay on the floor!
  3. Draw a beanstalk with large leaves. Mine was way less than perfect but we loved it anyway, don’t worry about how it looks, just have fun.
  4. Next spread some paint. My son was overjoyed to pour so much paint on the beanstalk.
  5. Spread it with your brushes, we used a bath poof and fun dish sponge.
  6. Add more – for the second round we used yellow and blue to make green!
  7. Let dry , cut out and hang on the wall or the inside of a bedroom door!
  8. Print out the picture or if like me you have no printer, (shocking I know!) run to the store and print one out.
  9. Cut your very own Jack out and tape a clothes pin to the back of the picture.
  10. Add to your beanstalk.
  11. If you want you can add more… we raided the junk drawer for extra pictures and added them.