To create a quickly ripening apple, a teacher cuts out before a fruit shape from a sheet of a technical pad. Children are to tear pieces of paper and glue them to a sheet of paper. Three colours show three stages of ripening – at the bottom it is still green, on the left a yellow apple in ripening stage. On the right side it is already quite red.
We stick light green blotting paper to an empty roll of paper towels and bind an end with a lace. We cut some thick stripes in a dark green sheet of paper from a drawing pad (not cutting to an end) and stick to the second end of a roll.
We cut bottoms from several bottles of 1.5 L volume, then we attach one to another with double-sided tape. The whole we cover with acrylic paint, and when it dries out we glue a penducle made from brown creased paper and two leaves cut out from coloured paper, on which we have previously marked nerves with a felt-tip pen. A juicy apple seduces with its tasty appearance.
When playing with a mirror children watch their faces and choose a colours of lips, eyes and hair that fit them (a doppelganger). Then they glue all the elements to an empty roll of toilet paper which should be stamped at one end. Eyes, lips are cut from self-adhesive paper, and hair from cut strip of blotting paper.
A teacher dissolves in a bowl two portions of flour and salt with a little amount of water to create a mouldable salty material. Then pupils mould a heart shape (or cut with a form) and paint it red. The next activity is to decorate its edges with pistachio nuts rinds, and finally fix a colour button in the middle.
We cut out a background of a coloured paper for our frame in size of the CD, then we cut a hole for a picture in the centre, in this case oval one, and glue to a CD. We cut blotting paper of 4cm width and form “threads” of it which we later glue to the background of a frame. We form leaves and a stem form “threads”, we cut out leaves.
We cut out a flower template (height circa 60cm) from large, rigid paperboard. We decorate petals with slips of coloured paper. A narrow strip of colour crepe we fold many times and glue it around a centre of a flower. Then we glue on it a circle with a drawing which presents parents. We paint a stem and leaves green or glue on them slips of green paper.
To make a decorative box for gifts, children need an empty roll of toilet paper and slightly flatten it. Then pupils bend its ends inside and put a candy or a gift inside such a formed box. Now, one can stick a decorative napkin around it (it is so called Decoupage technique). Finally, children or a tutor bind a gift with a colour ribbon.
To make a brooch children trace with a felt-tip pen figures from templates on the decorative foam. The next step is to cut out figures from them and glue them together-in order from the largest to the smallest. A decorative button is stuck at the top of a brooch at the end. Small cuts from the back are to drag out a safety pin through them (preferably with a tutor’s help).
We soak sand with printing ink (in different colours), leave it to dry out, then sieve through mesh. So, we have coloured sand. We pour in through a funnel in portions of one table spoon (colours at children’s discretion), to obtain a thicker layer we pour in two table spoons. Finally, each child finishes by twisting a bottle cap and binding a coloured material on the outside.
A ball - a congratulatory scroll is a good idea considering a gift for a father who is a sports fan or just for an interesting work of art. We print a ball image on a piece of colour paperboard. We fold a card in half and cut out along its external edges – to create a congratulatory scroll consisting of two circles. There is plenty of space inside which can be used for drawings for a father.