An Arts and Crafts Activity
You probably don’t notice half the food advertisements in the magazines you read. Well, pay attention, and start clipping …
- Magazines, circulars
You probably don’t notice half the food advertisements in the magazines you read.
Well, pay attention, and start clipping pictures and photographs of fruit, vegetables, eggs, and other food items. (For a jump start, pick up an issue of a magazine with plenty of recipes like Family Circle or Woman’s Day. Better yet, use the supermarket circulars that clog your mailbox.)
When you have a good collection of pictures, let your kids use them to create a face – a banana for a mouth, tomatoes for eyes, grapes for hair, and so on.
Use a glue stick or tape to affix the pictures to paper. Or, make a flannel board version so your kids can reuse the pictures.
Note: to draw the outlines for the faces, you or your children can trace plates, pots and pans, and other common objects.
You can use themes other than food, too, like cars and machines.
Use a road for the mouth, headlights for eyes, wheels for ears, and so on.
Once you start thinking of ads as sources for this game, you’ll notice yourself developing an automatic “clipping reflex.”