Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Friday, January 23, 2015

Measure Your Feet Day of Play

One crazy holiday the kids are sure to love is Measure your Feet day.  Find fun activities, foods, crafts, books and movies too help you appreciate and spend the day. 

Start the day by making cute foam feet embellished with curling ribbon and pointy toes.  Alpha mom shares the details.

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Next read the fun filled The Foot Book by the famous Dr. Seuss.  Check it out from the library.  It's also available on Amazon.

Next, take a break with a yummy snack, this amazing homemade fruit by the foot by against all grain.

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Next, actually measure your feet.  After all, that's what this day is all about isn't it?  Education shares this fun worksheet.

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Finally, end the day with a viewing of the cute penguin movie Happy Feet.  Check it out from the library or it's also available on Amazon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snowman Door

Decorate your door by turning it into a snowman with one of these nifty ideas.

Dress up your front door or even any white inside door with two eyes made out of paper coal, along with a scarf, carrot nose, buttons and a great smile using construction and scrapbooking paper to make an adorable snowman.  The creative stamper spot shows you how with this super cute idea. 

Good for ages 2 and up.

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Found on pinterest are several other examples of door snowmen including ones with hats, extended arms and circle cut outs.

Blessed beyond crazy puts her snowman in her window.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Squirrel Appreciation Day of Play

Today's a great day to pay homage to our furry friend the squirrel on Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Begin the day by making a squirrel from a paper brown bag, construction paper and of course googly eyes.  Read it again mom shares the details.

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Next, sing the fun Grey Squirrel song and shake your bushy tail.

Next, take a break with a fun squirrel in the tree snack, using cereal, blueberries, and pound cake.  Alt plastic shares the details.

Next, have a fun reading of Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel, a squiirrel who is afraid of everything.  Check it out from the library or it's also available on Amazon.

End the day with a fun viewing of the movie The Nut Job a story about a mischievous squirrel looking for the tastiest nuts to store away for winter.  Check it out from your library.  It's also available on  Amazon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Penguin Appreciation Day of Play

Celebrate Penguin Appreciation Day with these fun games, crafts, activities, books, movies and snacks.  A fun day for our friends from the South.

Start the day with this fun pretend penguin mask craft.  A white paper mask is layered over and glued to a black circle of paper to make a penguin face.   Next, a triangle beak is glued and eyes cut to make a mask.

The original site is no longer available.

Next, go fishing with this free penguin color matching card game from criss cross applesauce learning.

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Next, read the adorable Oliver Jeffers' book Lost and Found about a boy who travels over an ocean to help get a lost penguin home. Check the book out from the library or get it from Amazon.

Take a break and have these cute olive, fresh mozzarella and carrot snacks found on pinterest.

End the day by watching the Lost and Found movie.  Check it out from the library or download it from Amazon.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Popcorn Trees

To celebrate popcorn appreciation day, first paint it.  Then, after painting the popcorn, if it's not all eaten, popcorn can double as leaves for trees.

Paint on the ceiling creates a tree template and lets the kids glue the popcorn on the branches.

Good for ages 5 and up.

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Serving pink lemonade uses plain popcorn and a paper cut out for the tree trunk.

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Squish ideas for preschool paints her tree trunk.

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Craft penguin paints her tree trunk as well.

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Craft ideas for kids uses pasta for the tree trunk and branches.

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Mama musings sketches her trunk with colored pencils.

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Happy hooligans makes a fall tree by coloring the popcorn with paint powder the kids create by shaking it up in plastic zipper bags.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winnie the Pooh Play Date

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day -- author A.A. Milne's Birthday.  Celebrate his Birthday and Winnie with this fun play date, include kid's crafts, snack ideas, books and movies. 

Begin the day with paint, a paper plate, pom poms and pipe cleaners to make a cuddly looking pooh bear. 

Next, have a yummy snack of honeycomb cereal.  Mmm.  Honey.  Find the details on amy's party ideas.

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Next, cut and fold this paper Winnie the Pooh cube.  Found on pinterest.

Next read one of the many Winnie the Pooh board or abridged books.  Your librarian can help you find some good ones.  Amazon also has a bunch to choose from.

Finally, end the day by viewing some of the Winnie the Pooh classic cartoons available on YouTube.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Glue Snowflake Window Clings

Wax paper and glue are all that's needed to make simple snowflake window clings.

All you need to do is just simply squish glue onto the wax paper in any pattern you like.  Make the pattern thick and big because as the glue dries it will be easier to remove from the wax paper.

After the glue dries simply remove the shapes from the wax paper and wet slightly with a damp cloth to make it stick in the window. The glue will not remove from the window easily.  You'll need to use cleaner to get it off.

Good for ages 3 and up.

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