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Homemade Stamps, Foam Stamps and Stamps. DIY Bottle Top Stamps...with easy video tutorial. What a great way to recycle those old Bottle Tops!

DIY Bottle Top Stamps...with easy video tutorial

We go through a LOT of milk in our house so why not make something FUN out of their lids! Check out our video below on how to make these yourself as well as an easy DIY Stamp Pad! All you need is: Bottle Tops/Caps Foam Stickers Peel the back off the foam stickers (I’ve not seen these foam shapes without the peel off backing, but if you find yours do not have it, you can use glue). Stick your foam sticker onto the bottle cap and you are finished! Homemade Stamp Pads for kids. Ink stamp pads can be expensive and the ink in them stains little fingers for quite some time!

Homemade Stamp Pads for kids

I thought I would try my hand at some homemade stamp pads! They were a hit and we found we could use them over and over! Art: 40 Paint & Coloring Recipes. This is Page 1...Have fun with all kinds of painting, drawing, textures, materials, and application techniques...

Art: 40 Paint & Coloring Recipes

For more great ideas go to Page 2 PAINT OR DRAW THE MUSIC! (Great for all ages!) Painting or drawing "music" is a fun way to encourage children to creating abstract designs. Many artists, including the great Russian painter Kandinsky, believe that music and art can express the same feelings and ideas.1. WET CHALK DRAWING: By dipping your chalk into wet paint, you can create wonderful works of chalk art that won't smudge like regular chalk. (Grades K-8) You Need: Paper (any color), Colorful chalk (either chalk pastels or blackboard chalk), White tempera paint (liquid), Dish for the paint 1.

Bubble Art. Hand me a paintbrush and a piece of paper, and I’ll start to hyperventilate.

Bubble Art

It’s not the paper that does it. It’s the paintbrush. This means I’ll try just about anything to create original paper/art images using just about anything BUT a paintbrush. This latest experiment involved a bottle of bubbles and black ink. Stamps. Water Colors. By Michelle Vackar of Hi Mamma With all of the daily activities of running your business it can be difficult at times to relax, decompress and enjoy life.

Water Colors

Some people will find their escape in cooking, walking, yoga, reading a good book …really the list can go on and on because we each enjoy different forms of relaxation. Back in my mid-to late twenties, I was working at an advertising/public relations agency and putting in an average of 50-60 hour work weeks. I was not married, no children and my career was my life, but one thing was missing: a time where I pampered myself, doing something that I enjoyed. As a birthday gift, my parents surprised me with a watercolor class at our local art center. So I was rather quite excited to take the class, although I must admit, at first, it seemed a little odd to be leaving work at 6 p.m. to go take a watercolor class, when I was so much in the habit of working late or taking work home to do.

Instructions. Magic Foaming Treasure Stars. Ever since I created our recipe for Foaming Dough, I've been bent on figuring out a way to make Magic Foaming Stars.

Magic Foaming Treasure Stars

Though it might seem like a straightforward thing, it was anything but! I made lots of stars that just did not foam well. I kept trying because I won't post anything on the blog until I think it's perfect. Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game. Create some DIY dinosaur bones for using in sensory play activities and learning about maths at the same time!

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game

Lots of different ways to play and learn and wonderfully appealing for all those little palaeontologists out there, this would be great in the classroom or home. My 3 year old has recently declared a love for dinosaurs and it has even great fun coming up with some new resources and activities centred around that theme. When I was teaching Reception, we often used to use dinosaurs as a themed topic and the children absolutely adored learning about them. We always had fun applying our themes to every area of the curriculum to tie it all in together. I had the idea to make the girls some DIY dinosaur bones for digging, uncovering, sorting, matching, measuring and counting and general palentogoist play!

Play dough Garden Centre: Pretend Play. We have been enjoying this beautiful sunshine with an outdoor pretend play garden centre!

Play dough Garden Centre: Pretend Play

Following on from the garden party we had last week, we already had lots of silk flowers, little flower pots and packets of seeds all ready and waiting to be played with. We found a watering can, a shop till, shopping basket and some black beans to represent seeds. Then Cakie helped me make a new batch of play dough to represent MUD! We followed our chocolate play dough recipe to make it a lovely brown colour and used it to fill up the flower pots with!

The girls then played in lots of different ways with all the materials and engaged in some gorgeous shopping role-play. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Storytelling Tub. Make a sensory tub inspired by the classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar for creative and playful storytelling with kids!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Storytelling Tub

Using story props and sensory play materials is a fantastic way to bring favourite stories to life for young children. It encourages oral storytelling, sequencing, thinking about main characters and events and is a perfect way to introduce early drama skills too! A little while ago we brought the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life using play dough and story props, and now we have had more fun doing the same using a sensory tub! The Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Story-telling. We’ve combined two of our favourite things, play dough and stories, to come up with a fun new way to re-tell our favourite picture books!

The Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Story-telling

Using coloured, no-cook play dough, wooden food, a butterfly toy and a well-worn copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the girls retold the story in an exciting, active way from memory! Early literacy skills are fundamentally built upon a knowledge of rhyme and stories. The more stories young children hear, the better their understanding of language and literacy and the greater their ability to read and write with comprehension as they get older.

You can read about the theory of reading the same stories repeatedly until children can memorise them and retell independently in this original post about our 5 a Day Books scheme. Easy Salt Dough Ornaments Tutorial. DIY Play Dough Surprise Eggs. Make your own DIY play dough surprise eggs as a unique and imaginative Easter gift for kids, or just for everyday playful fun or rewards! I don’t know about your kids, but when I sometimes let mine look at YouTube videos with me, they always ask to watch opening surprise eggs! Recently we stumbled across some branded PlayDoh surprise eggs which come in the regular tubs and have a toy inside an egg shaped ball of dough. Well, that was IT! A Busy Bag Round-Up… “It is not enough to be busy.

So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau So many of you have asked for this. Ice Flowers. List of Science Activities. Learning 4 kids Loads of fun ideas for learning through play at home You are here: Home / List of Science Activities List of Science Activities If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. 200+ Activites for Ages 1-5.

12 Easy, Beginner Toddler Crafts. By Emily | It is sometimes hard to come up with arts and crafts for the two and under set to enjoy. Many craft projects are more geared toward older children, and parents end up having to do the craft themselves, which can be frustrating to the child. Or if you are like me, and kind of craft-challenged, then you’re looking for really easy ways to encourage and inspire creativity in your child using what you already have in your house, or at least without having to by lots of expensive craft materials.

As the days are growing cooler and playing outside isn’t as much of an option anymore, I have been gathering ideas for indoor craft time. Here are twelve great beginning and easy crafts that toddlers can tackle by themselves, with some supervision of course! Craft - Salt Dough. Make It, Shape It, Give It. Salt Dough Magnet Crafts. Project Flashback - Salt Dough Veggies. Last fall the kids and I made these Salt Dough Veggies to correspond with our Autumn Harvest Unit. A lot of time was spent gathering the harvest off of our farm mat. I was amazed at the detail the salt dough held. We have a few surviving pieces... but the dog (and Pixie) liked to chew on them.

After the chaos of our upcoming weekend (out of town guests and two parties), I plan to make some more with the kiddos. Homemade Christmas Ornaments Recipes - Salt Dough Ornaments. Multifunctional Salt Dough Ornaments. Salt Dough Hearts. Salt Dough- Frugal Kids Craft. As the summer is nearing its end, as your patience and summer fun budget runs closer to zero, you might be looking for something entertaining and frugal to do with your kids, to keep them out of trouble and doing something constructive. Salt dough crafts is the perfect solution. Salt dough is an easy to make project, involving no special or expensive ingredients, no tools, no toxic ingredients (terrific for little kids who have a hard time keeping craft materials out of their mouth), and best of all, no cooking or baking, which is a boon if you a) are trying to minimize cooking so as to not heat your home or b) have older children, old enough to direct an activity, but too young to use the stove on their own.

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Rainy Day Fun. Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlers. Fo Reals Mom: Tutorial: Magic Paint Board. DIY Ice Cream Play Area. Simple Homemade Bath Paint - Using Talcum Powder. Bath Activities for Kids: Bath Paint Recipes Collection. Tuesday Tips: Shower Painting (for Kids) » Miss T's Blog. Bubble Bath Spray Painting. Easy and fun DIY. Homemade Microwave Puffy Paint ~ Mom's Crafty Space. Tropical Sand Dough. Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids: Cardboard Paper Towel Tube Crafts Ideas & Projects for Children, Teens, Preschoolers. Light Table on Teach Preschool. Making squishy fishy aquariums in preschool. Plain Vanilla Mom: Sensory Bag for Baby. 32 Ways To Play With Water Beads. Growing A Jeweled Rose: Fun with Sensory Bags. Jellyfish in a Bottle. Toilet paper roll crafts. Kid Craft Project: Paper Towel Butterflies. Growing A Jeweled Rose: Rainbow Bubble Sink Play & Kids Co-Op!

Toddler Activities: Texture Box. Growing A Jeweled Rose: 56 Sensory Play Activites for Babies. Homemade Playdough Recipe - Thrify, Safe, Easy & Fun. Homemade playdough. No-Cook Play Dough Recipe - Activities For Kids. The Imagination Tree: Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! No cook playdough recipe. How to Make Playdough (Play-doh) Free activities and craft ideas for kids - making playdough. Coffee Playdough. Cooked Playdough. How To Make Flubber, Glurch and Other Homemade Art Supplies at Home.

Cloud Jars. Cloud Dough. Painting with condensed milk « ECE made Easy. Kid-Made “Sandpaper” Letter Set. Mess Free Art. The Imagination Tree: Homemade Edible Finger Paint. Wacky Watercolors. Painted Block Puzzle. Pencil stamps in Ideas for kids' crafts.