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It's All About "A" Craft

Updated on July 18, 2013
The ant and the apple are halves. So cut it out  then fold the piece of construction paper in half and cut around your template.
The ant and the apple are halves. So cut it out then fold the piece of construction paper in half and cut around your template. | Source
Alligator | Source
This is how it turns out.
This is how it turns out. | Source
Ant and Apple
Ant and Apple | Source

Learning The Letter A

So my friend says can you hang out with my kid so I can get out and run some errands. And I think sure why not we can do some arts and crafts. We like glitter glue a lot so I probably won't be invited back when they see the little silver hand prints. Just joking friends, I cleaned it off. I did want to have fun, but decided to put my time to good use so I started teaching her son things that start with the letter A.

Craft 1: Apple

You need various colors of construction paper: Red, Yellow, Brown, Green, Black, and White.

The template is a piece of paper folded in half. On one side you have half an Ant template and on the other side you have half an apple template. So what I did when I did it was take a yellow and a green and a red because apples come in all three colors because I have a secondary motive.I folded the paper in half and cut out the main part which is the whole apple. So when I unfolded it I had a half of a green apple half a red apple and half a yellow apple. Then I got out the white paper and cut out the inner part of the apple six times. Her son and I glued on the middles to the apple. Then I got some green, but you could use brown construction paper and made a stem. Then he glued those on while I cut the seeds. On one side I had him glue two seeds and on the other side I had him glue three. Then I asked him to count how many were there and which one had more or less seeds. So we did it with the green this time using the same number of seeds and with the yellow apple. So we worked on colors and order and more or less on this craft along with the fact that apple starts with A. I thought I was funny and said "This looks like a good apple, I think you should eat it and he bit it."

Craft 2: Ant

This time we used black constuction paper, glitter glue, and moving eyes.

Using the ant template fold your black paper in half and cut out the ant. Ants have six legs so bend the legs down. The antennas point up so it will look like a real Ant. What we did was glue the eyes on and finger paint the glitter glue. It looks like a red ant in his case. A is for Ant.

Craft 3: Alligator

You need green construction paper, glue and glitter glue.

This project is in two parts. We are going to take half of one green paper and paint it with silver or any color glitter glue. Then on the other side we are just going to cut little green coins the size of a dime. While we are waiting on the glue to dry, use the template to cut out the alligator. After it is dry cut out little dime shaped coins. Then you fold the coins in half. On one side of the back of the coins put a drop of glue and stick it to your alligator to give him scales that stick up.

The little boy I was visiting with really seemed to enjoy doing this with me. As promised this time I included the finish project because while the templates are helpful they do not do the artwork justice. I hope your little crafter enjoys it too.


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    • pinktulipfairie profile image

      pinktulipfairie 6 years ago from Torrey Pines Beach

      Thank you so much. I had not thought of that. Thanks for the idea I'm going to look into it.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      You, my dear, should offer babysitting classes!

      Good for you for sharing your crafting experience with your young friend! :)

      Voted up!