Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ice Skating



We made these ice-skates yesterday after reading Callie Cat, Ice Skater by Anne Kennedy. It's really cute book about a cat that loves to skate until she find out about a big skating competition. She practices and practices but learns that perhaps winning isn't everything.

I would have liked Channing to have done some sponge stamping or something on them before we put them together but we ran out of time.








Here's what you need to make them:







Cardboard cut in boot shapes

A Hole Punch

Ribbon or a shoelace to "lace" the boot".

2 Popsicle sticks for the "blade". We colored ours silver with a sharpie.











I'm going to link this to:

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry about the format of this post......for some reason, it is not allowing me to put any spaces between paragraphs! I have no idea why!!

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

That is super cute! Karen

Holly said...

They turned out so cute! Have you tried pretend ice skating on the carpet? My boys and I did it last year during our Olympics Unit and it was great. You just put wax paper on your feet, over your socks and hold it on a rubber-band. It is so slippery and so fun!

Lindsay said...

ooohhh my word these are adorable!!! Adding these to my list of winter ideas! We are doing a winter theme this whole month :-)

Andrea said...

What a cute craft! I love that you guys went all out in the detail and make the blade silver:)

Andrea said...

I forgot to tell you that I linked back to you here
http://jadaroo.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-activity-trays.html
thanks for all the inspiration!!!!

Sandra Guntorius said...

I love your winter unit thank you so much.

Christy said...

We have to make these. My daughter is learning to ice skate this winter and she will love this craft.

Eva said...

great craft :)

Discovering Montessori said...

Very creative ! Love the skates. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Cute! I love that you colored the popsicle sticks silver.

Brimful Curiosities said...

The Popsicle sticks make a perfect blade. Great craft!

maggy, red ted art said...

or your skates are just perfect! Love the use of hole punches and popscicle sticks!


I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2011/01/05/kids-get-crafty-3-kings-dressing-up/

Hope to see you there!

Maggy

Elle Belles Bows said...

Very very cute! Love that you can lace them too. An activity within the craft :-) Kerri