3 Crafts that Make Great School Projects

by Lynn Lilly, Sep 20 2021

School has started and that also means that teachers will soon be assigning school projects. Today on my weekly Crayola Facebook broadcast I am sharing 3 crafts that would make for great school projects. 

All the Crayola products I am using today are found at crayola.com

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Project 1: Grow my Garden Project

Materials:

  • Shoe Box 
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Crayola Brush Markers
  • Crayola Washable Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Craft Knife (for adult use)
Kids Garden Craft

Directions:

  1. Cut off one of the long sides of the shoe box. 
  2. Cover the outside of the shoe box with green construction paper. 
  3. Using a green brush marker to color multiple popsicle sticks green. Decide how many flowers you want in your garden and color that many popsicle sticks. 
  4. Cut a flower and two leaves for each popsicle stick. Glue a flower and two leaves on each popsicle stick. 
  5. Adults, use the craft knife to cut slits on the top of shoebox long enough to fit each popsicle stick. 
  6. Draw lines on the back of the popsicle stick to represent different levels for the flowers to grow. 
  7. Insert the flowers in the slits in the top of the shoe box. 
  8. Reach under the shoebox through the opening in the box and push the popsicle sticks up as you watch them grow! 

Adults, you can set guidelines for when the flowers can grow. Maybe it is each week when chores are done or if they do something nice for a family member. 

Project 2: Color Wheel Matching Game

Materials: 

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Paper Plate
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Clothes Pins
  • Pom Poms
  • Scissors

DIY Kids Color Wheel 

Directions:

  1. Trace the paper plate on a piece of construction paper and cut it out.
  2. Fold the circle in half. Keep folding in half based on how many colors/shades you want to have on your wheel. 
  3. Unfold and count the number of pie pieces. I had 8 pie pieces. Cut out one pie piece and pick out enough colors/shades for each piece of the pie. 
  4. Trace the pie piece on each color and cut out. 
  5. Lay each color on the paper plate and glue to the plate. 
  6. Find a matching crayon to each color and glue it in each color piece with the point of the crayon pointing toward the middle. 
  7. Next pick out pom poms for each color on the color wheel. 
  8. Glue a pom pom to each clothes pin. 
  9. Now it is time to match the colors!

 

Project 3: Jungle Diorama

I love this project because your kids can get so creative with what lives and grows in their jungle. 

Materials:

  • Shoe Box
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayola Markers 
  • Craft Knife

Directions:

  1. Cut out the bottom of the shoe box leaving a border. This is an adult job as you will probably have to use a craft knife. 
  2. Remove the lid of the shoe box. 
  3. For this diorama I chose to design it vertically. 
  4. Cover the inside of the lid with green construction paper. Cover the bottom of the inside of the box with blue construction paper. 
  5. Cut out trees, leaves, vines and bushes for the inside and the outside of the shoebox. Glue them all over to create a jungle. Replace the lid on the box once your design is done. 
  6. Cut a cardboard roll to create a log and glue to the bottom of the box in the blue construction paper. 
  7. Use model magic to model jungle creatures like a snake or a crocodile swimming in the water. Glue the creatures to the box. 

These crafts are fun for keeping the kiddos engaged or impressing their teacher for their next assignment. 

Happy Crafting! 

Lynn :)  

 



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