- Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate, 4 pipe cleaners, glue , 2 googley eyes and some color coding labels ( they are circle stickers found in the office supply section and way cheaper than stickers).
- Start by handing your child some stickers and the plate – and let them go for it. After my son did about 3 he said “glue” so I asked him if he could stick a red one, then a green… and he got back into it and covered it with no more prodding.
- Grab the glue ( or the stick on googley eyes) and add some where you want to put the eyes.
- Add the eyes.
- Let dry.
- Once they are dry enough to handle, poke 2 holes in the edge of the plate and thread a pipe cleaner through, zig zagging both ends, Repeat for all 4 .
“Diary of a Spider “ by Doreen Cronin is a very clever book with some pretty funny bits of humor that I laughed my way through. It was too long to hold my son’s attention but older preschoolers would love it. The overall theme is that spiders aren’t all nasty and that they have fears too, a great lesson for kids !
- Gather your materials. You will need some sandwich cookies , shoe string licorice, some gummy candy and /or jelly beans.
- Open up two cookies and discard the sides with no yummy middle icing.
- Cut your shoe string licorice into 8 legs of the same length and stick them in the white icing on one cookie.
- Pop the other open cookie on top ( so it’s double stuffed now… you could also just use double stuffed to start with) .
- Cut some green gummy candy into small circles. I am using sour apple licorice.
- Pop it on top of the cookie to make eyes.
- Add small bits of the shoe string licorice for the pupil.
- OR you can cut a red jelly belly in half and pop those on for eyes. They stick well if you lick the bottom ( so you may not want to do this version if you are serving these to guests) .
- OR you can add green gummy candy for the eyes and top it with the very end of a red jelly belly.