R15701 Craft Circles

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An adorable way to send small notes of praise or encouragement!

Age: 5+

Duration: 5 minutes

Learning Outcomes: Explore cultural assumptions and symbols. Practice folding and taping. Exercise Fine motor skills. Create a cute take-home craft.

You’ll Need:

  • R15701 Craft Circles
  • R2172 Tissue Circles
  • Tape

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  1. Use a small loop of tape to secure a tissue circle to the center of the white side of a craft circle.
  2. Fold the paper circle in half, with the printed side of the craft circle on the outside. Crease approximately an inch in the center of the fold. Leave the rest of the fold un-creased.
  3. Unfold the circle. Turn it 90 degrees.
  4. Fold the edges of the circle on either side of the center crease in so they overlap slightly. Do NOT crease.
  5. Use the center crease as a fold line to fold the tube in half. Do NOT crease.
  6. Use a small loop of tape to secure the two sides together, forming the completed fortune cookie.

Ideas

  • Include fortunes! On a small strip of paper (approximately 1 x 3″) write a message or short, encouraging phrase. Insert the strip of paper into the tube before you fold it in half, and continue as instructed. Present the fortune cookie to a friend on their birthday, Valentine’s day, or any day as a random act of kindness!
  • Create a fortune cookie garland! String several fortune cookies on a piece of yarn and hang the garland from the ceiling, around a door or window, or along a desk!
  • Try reversing the direction of your first fold! This will create a fortune cookie with a white and tissue outside and a patterned inside.

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These beautiful flowers will flutter in the breeze!

Age: 3+

Duration: 7-10 Minutes

Learning Outcomes: Exercise fine motor skills. Explore early paper sculpting. Create beautiful take-home artwork.

You’ll Need:

  • R 15701 Craft Circles
  • Glue Stick
  • Washable Marker
  • Large sheet of paper (we used 16 x 16″)

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  1. Choose six of your favorite craft circles and fold them in half. The colored side should be on the outside.
  2. Arrange the half circles in a full circle on your sheet of paper.
  3. Using a glue stick, apply glue to ONE HALF of the folded circles.
  4. Glue the folded circles to the sheet of paper in a circle configuration. You want the top halves to be loose and fluttery, so make sure you don’t overlap the circles.
  5. Add a stem and leaves with a washable marker.

The results are beautiful artwork that is perfectly fridge-worthy!

Ideas

  • Tape our tissue circles to the inside of your folded circles to add a pop of color!
  • Add an emotional component to the activity. Challenge students to draw six different emotions on the white side of the craft circles before you fold and glue them. Your flower will show a range of different feelings!

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This adorable critter is simple and fun to make!

Age: 5+

Duration: 10 Minutes

Learning Outcomes: Exercise fine motor skills. Practice composing figures out of geometric shapes. Create adorable animal crafts.

You’ll Need:

  • R15701 Craft Circles
  • R22052 Double Color Card Sheets
  • Yarn
  • Glue Stick
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Washable Marker

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  1. Decide what kind of animal you want to make. We chose to make a giraffe!
  2. Using the double color card sheets. draw an outline of the giraffe’s head and neck. Cut out the outline. Use washable markers to add eyes, a mouth and spots!
  3. Choose a craft circle to be the body of your giraffe. Fold the craft circle in half.
  4. Glue the head and neck to the back of your folded craft circle.
  5. To make the legs of your giraffe, cut four equal lengths of brown yarn.
  6. Tape one end of each piece of yarn to the INSIDE of the folded craft circle.
  7. Cut four squares out of brown card. These will be your giraffe’s hooves. Tape each square to the loose end of the yarn legs.
  8. Use a smaller length of yarn as the tail. Tape the tail to the inside of your half circle, near the crease.
  9. Using your glue stick, glue your half circle closed. This will make the giraffe look neat, and prevent flapping in the breeze if you decide to transform your giraffe into a puppet.

Ideas

  • Use Popsicle sticks to turn your animal into a puppet! Use a Popsicle stick for the body, and additional ones on any legs you want to be able to move.

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