Picnic Craft for Kids

Picnic Craft for Kids

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As the weather gets warmer, picnic season arrives.  I love soaking in the sun as I eat my meals.  Honestly, I think sunshine may make food taste better 🙂 .

This week, I taught the children in my daycare class how to weave paper.  With help, even the preschoolers were able to make beautiful “picnic blankets.”  Help get your children or students excited for picnic weather by making this craft.

Picnic Blanket Craft

Supplies:

  • Construction paper in contrasting colors
  • Scissors
  • Old magazines or sales-papers
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Fold one sheet of paper in half width-wise (like a hamburger)
  • Face the open end away from you and the crease towards you
  • Cut strips approximately 1 inch apart, stopping about 1/2-1 inch from the edge

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  • Cut 1-inch strips width-wise from the other piece of paper

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  • Begin weaving the individual strips through the other piece of paper.  The strips should be alternated to make a checkered pattern.  If one strip begins under the other paper, the next one will begin over the other paper.

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  • Continue weaving until you have filled the paperpicnic5picnic6
  • Cut pictures of food from a magazine or sales-paper and glue them to your picnic blanket

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Happy Fiesta Friday!

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