It's rhyme time here on Craft Apparent and this week we're teaming up with Sesame Street again with two crafts for you! Start here with a new spin on an old game, Memory. In the traditional version, the player turns cards over to reveal different pictures, hoping to find a match. In this version, the goal is to find the rhymes.
Once this craft is picture perfect, cap-off your rhyme-themed creativity by heading over to Sesame's Kid-tivity
page for instructions on making rhyme picture magnets out of recycled container lids. Let's get started!
4 x 6 Photos of Rhyming Objects
Decorative Paper (Optional)
Photo Mounting Squares or Double Stick Tape
- Use a camera to snap shots of objects around the household that rhyme. Get your kiddos involved in searching out the objects to encourage awareness of rhymes in their environment. Older siblings can get involved too, by being put in charge of shooting the photographs!
Psst! Need a speedier route to getting this project done? I hear ya, mama (or dad)! Feel free to use my pictures
instead of taking your own. Just right-click and save to your computer.
Rhyme: Sock & Clock
- Print out photos. I recommend having at least 4 different rhymes to create a game. The more advanced your child becomes, the more cards you can add in the future.
Rhyme: Owl & Towel
- Cut 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" card stock pieces for each photo.
- Embellish card fronts by taping colorful paper strips to them.
Rhyme: Doll & Ball
- Use photo mounting squares or tape to stick photos on back of each card.
- Set up the game for your child by laying the cards all face down on a table and let the memory rhyming begin!
Rhyme: Cat & Bat
This week we've teamed up with the folks at Sesame Street to bring you double the crafty goodness! Your kiddos can make either no-sew or learn-to-sew versions of a basic, Cookie Monster puppet here at Craft Apparent
then, let their fingers do the walking over to the Kid-tivity
page of the Sesame Street website to draw their own Cookie Monster tote bag! That's 1, 2, TWO cookie-tastic creations!
2 Pieces of Blue Craft Felt
Scraps of Black & Tan Craft Felt
Learn-to-Sew Version Only:
Plastic Needle & Yarn
Small Point Hole Punch
- Trace patterns on to appropriate colored felt. Cut out 2 body pieces, 1 mouth and 1 cookie.
- Glue around the outer edge of 1 body piece; lay 2nd body piece on top.
- Glue on mouth, googly eyes and cookie.
- Cut out small pieces of black felt for chocolate chips; glue on to cookie. Cut out small pieces of brown for crumbs, glue on to mouth.
Felt puppets are a great project to teach children the very basics of hand-sewing. Here's how to use this same puppet pattern as a Stitching 101 tutorial for your kiddo!
- Cut out pattern and pieces as for No-Sew version.
- Holding BOTH body pieces together and using hole punch, make holes every 1/4" or so (and about 1/8" in from the edge) all the way around.
- String a long piece of yarn onto a plastic yarn needle; knot the end. Show your child how to come up through the 1st hole of the two body pieces and down through the 2nd hole to make their first stitch. Then, have them repeat that stitch all the way around the puppet. Once puppet is completely sewn together, knot yarn and cut off.
- Glue cookie, eyes, mouth, chocolate chips and crumbs as for No-Sew Version.
Place puppet on your hand and exclaim, "C is for crafting and that's good enough for me!"