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Cutting & Pasting

Listen to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" and design a container with letters - G & Y

Month 6 · Activity 19 ·   Art  

Instructions

  • Listening to music while doing an art project is a way to introduce a child to a variety of types of music. Listen to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" by Gay Blazers or another song
  • Reuse a clean empty container - nut can, ice cream carton, etc.
  • Give child old magazines and newspapers and have them cut out the letters  G & Y  or pictures of objects beginning with G & Y
  • Using a glue paste like Mod Podge, glue these letters/pictures on the container using a brush or foam brush
  • When container is covered in the letters/pictures put 2 coats of Mod Podge over the surface
  • To personalize the container, place a picture of your child over the letters and cover with a final coat of Mod Podge
  • This makes a wonderful pencil holder, card holder, etc. and can be given as a gift

Homemade Mod Podge

Mod Podge in a Pint Jar

Fill jar half way up with white glue (like Elmers)
Then fill jar up with water.
Shake Well.

This is a 50-50 mixture glue/water.

If you would like a Glossy finish, add 1 TBS of clear varnish then Shake!

(My favorite is still the ready made Mod Podge that you buy at craft stores)

Simplify

Instead of cutting out the letters/pictures, just tear out the letters.

Extend

Encourage child to find both lower and upper case letters of Gg and Yy

Materials

  • empty hard container (ice cream carton, nut can, etc.)
  • magazines/newspaper
  • glue paste (Mod Podge, etc,)
  • scissors
  • picture of child (optional)
  • Song "She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain" by Gay Blazers  album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets 
  • Language Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills