In Kids Club this week we are creating stockings using white crayons and blue paint. The kiddos each start by decorating a white paper stocking with white crayon. Next, they dab their stocking with watered down blue pain (or blue water colour would work too), then they remove the excess pain with a paper towel and like magic the drawings appear. This craft allows our kids to practice gripping a pencil (in this case crayon), draw simple shapes and patterns, cope with having paint on their hands, practice putting on and taking off the paint shirts, and identifying or printing their names.
The most important step, of course, is to carefully hang the finished product on the mantel. Ours will be full with 30 little stockings by the end of the week.