Looking for a noisemaker that's more musical than your typical preschooler's banging and clanging? Try this quick arts and crafts activity that will produce a homemade paper plate tambourine! It’s easy to make with supplies you probably have on hand, and it makes a great toy. No wonder it’s a classic! What You Need: •2 paper plates •A handful of dried beans •A
Kids sewing project, have them draw a picture then create a pattern and have fun using up your scraps. Family Fun suggests fiberfill, but I think you could also use dried beans, peas or rice and make these into bean bags. (remeber to encase your beans, peas, or rice, otherwise it could leak or be attractive to bugs!
Dried Black Beans and Orange Lentils glued onto a paper plate, center removed, bow added. Simple kid friendly halloween craft wreath. SO CUTE!
"I Spy" bottle: made this one for a 4-year-old cousin. Empty the water bottle the day ahead and so it can dry COMPLETELY. Instead of rice for filler, get a bag of bean-bag filler at the craft store (the beads are round and clear, not rice-y). DO NOT forget to take a pic of the contents, so you have an "answer key" for the hunt!
Looking for a silly treat for Thanksgiving? It's Turkey Poop! Place a handful of Milk Duds-brand candy, chocolate-covered raisins, or brown jelly beans in a small zipper food storage bag or seasonal cellophane gift bag. Label with the Turkey Poop poem
Bean bag turtle DIY craft with felt (no sew)
This is Frankenstein, but I'm sure we could change it to something else if need be. I like the idea of putting the beads/beans in a baggie and the kids lacing the plates closed...
Bean Skeleton. Easy Halloween craft for kids.
Jelly Bean Bunny Easter Craft for Kids