In Russia from time immemorial followed a long fun winter festivities. Both children and adults eagerly awaited the pancake week and the most important holiday symbolizing the beginning of spring, Maslenitsa.
Throughout this week each day there was a noisy and fun street festivals, all went sleigh riding and building all kinds of snow FORTS and castles, and in the end residents gathered in the same place and burnt the effigy of winter, sending his final journey.
Since the arrival of spring is always associated with the bright sun, the main symbol of Maslenitsa is a round ruddy pancake. It is a treat in ancient times, during Shrovetide week was cooking every day, not only eat themselves, but are always invited and treated all the guests.
Of course, today the Carnival is celebrated not on such a scale, as in ancient times. Still, in most homes during the holiday week you can find delicious pancakes, and in the last day, many people, especially children, enjoy taking part in fun festivities.
Small children it is very important to explain what is a carnival celebration, and what symbols are associated with him, because the ancient traditions should be passed on from generation to generation. In particular, the child can feel the influences of the past on Shrove Tuesday children often make interesting crafts with their hands, at the same time telling the kid about the traditions and customs of ancient times.
In addition, most schools and kindergartens on the eve of this festival hosts various exhibitions and competitions, during which the child can demonstrate their talent and artistic ability. In this article we offer you ideas original craft carnival for kids, which can be done by hand from scrap materials.
Crafts for children on the theme «Carnival»
In crafts for the holiday carnival for the youngest children always reflected the theme of bright spring sun, which in ancient times was called Arila. To make this magnificent symbol of coming spring from ordinary yarn for knitting, streamers, colored paper and any other materials.
For example, you can cut a circle from thick cardboard, make a hole in the center and wrap with thread of yellow color, and their remains are spread over the same size «rays» and tie them with bright satin ribbons. Such Yarilo’s important to perform a mouth, nose and eyes from small pieces of colored paper.
In addition, you can paint the cardboard circle in yellow, and the holes do not in the centre and on its edges. Through these holes you will have to stretch the ribbons or thin strips of colored paper and form them from the «rays». The smiling face of the Sun also can be made from lengths of colored paper, glued onto cardboard with glue or double-sided tape. The smallest crumb with pleasure cooked the smiling Sun from plasticine, draw it with paint or perform on this subject are simple but vivid and original applications.
No less popular is another hack on Shrove Tuesday for children – home a doll of Maslenitsa, which since ancient times is considered a very strong talisman. There are many different ways to perform such a toy with their hands. Most often the figure is doing schematically, using as base material a dense fabric, wool, hay, straw, or thick thread. Then from discarded rags or specially selected material to sew doll clothes and decorate to their own taste.
Finally, boys and girls as possible to attract and to the creation of the famous stuffed pancake. On the last day of pancake week the kids will gladly participate in the process of firing and will be led around a fun and noisy dances.