This is a favorite craft in our house. Georgia loves it!
All you need is:
- Googly Eyes
- White Glue
(All of which you can get at the dollar store, or may even have around the house already!)
Start by placing the band-aids on the paper where you would like them. This is a great fine-motor activity for kids, but younger children may need help.
Once your band-aid is stuck on – get creative! Add googly eyes (2 for a person – more if you are making a monster!) and use the markers to add arms, legs, hair, a tail or anything else your picture needs.
You can also use the markers to add details and a background to the rest of your picture.
This is a simple, open-ended activity that all children can do at their own level. Turner even tried:
Let them get creative! You can make people, animals, monsters, vehicles, houses, whatever they can imagine!
Here are Georgia’s instructions “You put the band-aid and googly eyes and and legs and a mouth and hair and shoes and arms – and don’t forget knees! And I made Mommy a card. She put it on the fridge. After my picture I went outside and played with the boys across the road.” (Actually, if I remember right, we made pancakes afterwards, because this was a rainy day activity – and the boys hadn’t moved in across the road yet!)
You can also use this technique to make monsters using scrap paper!
This is an old post from my personal blog, re-edited to add here.
I think the original pictures were taken in September 2012. The kids look so young!
(and I can’t remember how Georgia scrapped her nose!)