Arts & Crafts: My Body

Paper Plate Meals 
Added: 09-10-2001 
Original Author: Unknown

Need: Old magazines, scissors, glue, paper plates

Directions: Magazines for the children to cut food pictures from the food groups should be provided. The pictures can be pasted on a paper plate to represent a
balanced meal.

Handy Book 
Added: 09-01-2001 
Original Author: Unknown

Need: Paper, scissors, paint, markers or crayons

Directions: On a piece of folded construction paper trace a child’s hand. Cut out the
hand, leaving the fold uncut. You end up with a hand-shaped booklet that will open up. Place small amounts of paint in shallow containers. Let the children decorate their hand books by doting their thumb or fingers with paint making thumb prints or finger prints. Print each child’s name on the outside of the book.

Body Tracing 
Added: 09-01-2001 
Original Author: Unknown

Need: A child, Large bulletin board paper, crayon or pencil

Directions: Have each child to lie on a large piece of paper. Trace the child’s body and let each child decorate his/her tracing.

My Body Jigsaw 
Added: 09-09-2002 
Original Author: Unknown

Need: Large paper, crayons, scissors

Directions: Have a child lay on large bulletin paper and trace around child. Get the child to decorate the paper body then cut into large pieces creating a life size jigsaw of themselves!

Foot SPLAT! 
Added: 09-09-2002 
Submitted By: Jean Potter

Need: large plastic sheet, finger-paint, your feet

Directions: Purchase a large sheet of plastic (about 2 -4 yards, depending on the number of participating kids) in the fabric section of a discount store. Place globs of finger-paint on the plastic and fold the plastic in half. Stomp on the plastic and watch the finger-paint splatter.

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