Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Friday Craft Corner (a few days early!)- Book Project

I love to do book projects that involve crafts. Well I just love to do crafts in general, but when I can tie them into a favorite book it is even better!

This week we were reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom which is a book that we love. I had seen ideas for making the tress on other websites before and I combined a few ideas that I have seen.

We are reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to review letters in the alphabet. Madeline is doing really well with her letters and we have practiced all but X, Z and Q. After reading the story we made our own trees!

We started with tracing hand and arm onto brown paper for the trunk. Then I traced their hands and cut out four handprints for the leaves. Do-a-dot markers worked perfectly for adding coconuts. And lastly we used stamps to make the letters. Madeline did a great job with stamping her letters. Owen was quite messy with them but had a great time.

Owen working with stamps

I think he was trying to make fingerprints rather than use the stamps! Madeline loves stamps!

Owen's finished tree

Madeline's finished tree (she insisted that the leaves looked better this way!)


{Bobbi} said...

We are doing that book this week too! Great minds think alike ;)

Jen said...

Such a great book! You can youtube the video as well. Cute project. I came over from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman. I'll follow you- :)

Jen from
Creative and Curious Kids!

artsy_momma said...

I love how the tree turned out!

Rebecca said...

Aww, these are very cute.