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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Columbus Day Art

I apologize for this being a day late, but we're really under quarantine at our house. Along with all FOUR of us being sick with "colds" or the "crud" as the doctor calls it, #2 is now projectile vomiting. So, I'm taking a short break while I can to share this Columbus Day Art with you (I totally meant to have this up last week so you could've done it on Monday, sorry. Sickness came first).

So on Monday, we did HALF of our homeschool routine and did this simple craft, BEFORE the vomit started, thankfully.

In 1492
We first read the book In 1492. It's a short book and #1 really seemed to like it!

Then we made a craft in making our own little ship (only one, just for time and space on the paper).

For this you'll need:
Blue paint
Paint Brush
Red Marker (or paint)
Black Marker
Brown Construction Paper
White Construction Paper
Red Construction Paper
Blue Construction Paper 

1. Paint with blue paint on the bottom of the blue construction paper the "ocean".
2. Let Dry
3. In the meantime, trace your hand on the brown paper, and cut out.
4. Glue above the ocean.
5. Cut out 3 white small squares and glue them on the index, middle, and ring fingers of the brown paper hand cut out.
6. Cut out a red triangle, cut to the top of the middle finger.
7. Use the marker to add your line and holes for the bottom of the ship
8. Add words if you choose.
9. Enjoy!
Then we "searched" for land with empty paper towel rolls.
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  1. Your Columbus ship hand art is so cute & clever! What a great idea and perfect activity for Columbus day!!! I featured it today on TGIF -! Feel free to grab an I was featured button. Thanks for linking up & I'd love for you to come link up again this week.
    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  2. Thanks so much for this super cute idea. I used it today in our homeschool to celebrate Columbus Day, and linked back to you in my blog post. Thanks again!


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