43 bloggers came together and we each contributed a craft that could be made by children as gifts for those facing cancer. These crafts were beautifully put together into a book which is now available for purchase. For a minimum donation of $15 you will receive a link to download the ebook, packed with crafts children (or adults!) can make to inspire hope. The email will also include a link to purchase paper copies of the book for an additional $10.52.
|Here is a little sneak peek into the book.|
So to create our butterflies I prepared yellow tissue paper by stapling each page onto a scrap piece of newspaper. This keeps the tissue paper from bunching up as well as from sticking to the paintbrush or table. (I've learned this the hard way!) You could also achieve a similar effect by painting onto regular paper instead of tissue but I chose tissue paper because Eric Carle uses tissue.
In keeping with the purple and yellow theme of the small hands creating hope project I prepared the paint palette with yellow, white, red and blue dots of paints.
When it was time to paint the kiddos mixed up different shades of purple and painted their tissue papers. Precision is definitely not needed for this part of the activity. The kiddos swirled, smashed, dabbed, and globed! Mixing colors and delighting at the new colors they created! I even brought out some sponges for stamping and we used the back of our paint brush to draw designs in the wet paint.
After the paint had dried. I drew shapes onto the back of the newspaper and the kiddos cut out the pieces. We then glued them down onto white paper added googly eyes and there it was we had created our butterfly!
There are so many fabulous crafts included in this book and I encourage you all, if you can, to make a donation and download this book.
If you donate but do not receive an email for any reason, or if you have trouble with the download, you can email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com for help.
Please stop by and visit my fellow participating bloggers who have donated their craft for this project. Many of the bloggers have shared their own personal stories of how cancer has touched their lives.
14 May Mama Smiles
15 May Artsy Craftsy Mom
Rainbows Within Reach
16 May B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May Rainy Day Mum
18 May Inspiration Laboratories
19 May Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart
21 May NurtureStore
22 May Living Montessori Now
23 May Mess for Less
24 May Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May Outlaw Mom
26 May Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
28 May Duck Duck Octopus
29 May Smiling like Sunshine
30 May Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May One Perfect Day
1 June The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June Kids Stuff World
3 June Rainy Day Mum
4 June Teach Preschool
5 June Dirt and Boogers
6 June Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June Montessori Tidbits
8 June Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June Learn with Play
12 June Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June Wise Owl Factory
16 June Crafty Maa
18 June Lessons Learnt Journal
20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose
21 June Growing Play
23 June JDaniel4′s Mom