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Home-Made Stamps on Pinterest | Homemade Stamps, Foam Stamps and Stamps. DIY Bottle Top Stamps...with easy video tutorial. What a great way to recycle those old Bottle Tops! 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! We made some Homemade Stamp Pads that you might want to give a go too! My kids had a ball with these and I hope yours do too! We also have some fun videos for you to view too! If you liked this craft, you may also like our: Cute Caterpillar Peg Craft Bottle Cap Bugs DIY Personalised Magnet Puppets If you want to become a Fellow Fun Mum Member & receive all of our fun craft, recipes & activities as well as special offers & promotions – click the button on our home page : ) This may also interest you.

Homemade Stamp Pads for kids. Ink stamp pads can be expensive and the ink in them stains little fingers for quite some time! 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! Check out our video below on how to make your own stamps and stamp pads below! To make your own you will need: Sponges Plastic containers (I bought a set of 5 for $2 at the supermarket – you could also recycle takeaway containers too) Paint Scissors Pen (not pictured) 1. 2. 3. 4. We made these Bottle Top Stamps that you might like to try too! Place your stamp pad lids on when finished to use over and over! Homemade Puff Paint DIY Bath Paint Homemade Fizzy Chalk Paint If you want to become a Fellow Fun Mum Member & receive all of our fun craft, recipes & activities as well as special offers & promotions – click the button on our home page : ) This may also interest you. Art: 40 Paint & Coloring Recipes.

This is Page 1...Have fun with all kinds of painting, drawing, textures, materials, and application techniques... 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. Simply play a piece of powerful music for 10 minutes. 2. For the first few minutes, have students sit quietly with eyes closed, listening and imagining lines and shapes and colors. 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.

CRAYON ETCHING - Example is the work of a fifth grade child... 1. CONTINUOUS LINE ART 1. 1. 1. Tips: 1. 1. 1. Bubble Art. Hand me a paintbrush and a piece of paper, and I’ll start to hyperventilate. 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. Check it out: Here’s the complete list of what I used to make my bubble paper: bubbles ($1 for 3 at the Dollar Store)printer paper (although watercolor paper would be super cool too)a sinka small container to mix the ink and bubbles Here’s what I did: Mixed about 1 part ink to 4 parts bubbles in a small container. Laid the paper in the bottom of a dry sink. Started blowing bubbles over the paper. Now, there’s not much control here. Then something like this happens, and life is good.

I used one such bubble burst to make this card, centering the burst inside the cut area. I’m definitely going to do this again using different colored inks. Like this: Like Loading... 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. 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. 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. And these? PERFECT. After you set them in your shallow tray, colored foam shoots out from them. S experimented with moving them around. Seriously, how beautiful is this? When S asked what they were called, she honed in on the "treasure" part of the name and began chipping away with her fingers to see what she could find. This yellow star had released some of its treasure already.

Bingo! All in all a SERIOUS amount of fun and oohing and aahing was had. To make your own Magic Foaming Treasure Stars, you will need: Baking Soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate for International readers) Vinegar Water Dish Soap (aka Washing up Liquid for International readers) 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! 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!

The bones were super simple to make, using our very easy salt dough recipe here (just 3 everyday ingredients.) I set them the task of finding the 10 missing dinosaur bones. “Oh no! Play dough Garden Centre: Pretend Play. We have been enjoying this beautiful sunshine with an outdoor pretend play garden centre! 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. We visited a real garden centre last week and so it was quite fresh in their minds and a much more tangible experience to be able to re-enact in imaginative play.

There was plenty of flower arranging in the mud play dough flower pots, and because it was so soft it was really easy to push them in and pull out again. Learning Links: 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! 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!

We made this for a friend’s 3rd birthday party as a game for the little ones to enjoy. Tub Contents: coloured large bottle tops coloured lolly sticks neon plastic shot glasses for scooping coloured cotton reels coloured pom poms wooden fruit, cakes, ice creams and other food items from the story a few real clementines for a real sensory experience! A Very Hungry Caterpillar butterfly toy (a caterpillar would be a fabulous addition too!) 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! 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. We made some of our easy no-cook play dough in red, green and yellow for creating the caterpillar with. Pop was inspired by her big sister (always the way at the moment!) Here are some other creative ways to re-tell stories: 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! We just had to have a go at making some of our own because there are never enough fun ways to use play dough! These would make a brilliant alternative, non-chocolate and candy Easter egg alternative, and better yet, you can choose your own little gifts to include to match each child’s interests (with no dud surprises!) How to make DIY play dough surprise eggs: First of all we made a batch of our super-quick, 4 minute no-cook play dough recipe. Inside each one I placed a small animal toy with some themed small world sensory items to add to the play.

A Busy Bag Round-Up… | Small Potatoes. “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. First of all, what is a “busy bag”? I am going to go through a few of mine with you very briefly, as most of them are very simple and self-explanatory. This is the most popular busy bag at my house… Here is another popular one, which you’ve probably seen flying around on Pinterest and other places. Many of my bags are bilingual, as the majority of my own children attend french immersion schools.

The clip art picture is also laminated and has velcro on the back. I glued 2 paint chip cards together so they are double-sided AND sturdier. This next one is popular with the older girls… I made the crayon roll. Here is another popular bag. This next bag can be used by toddlers for just plain sensory play. And finally, our spelling bag… We also have many other bags that I have put together with store-bought items. Have you had enough? Like 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.

Is there something you are looking for? About Learning 4 Kids Welcome & thank you for visiting Learning4kids! Find lots of FUN and SIMPLE IDEAS to do with your kids that promote CREATIVE PLAY and LEARNING. Subscribe by Email to Learning4kids Follow us on Facebook! Play by Age How would you like to Play Today? My Archives: Thank you for visiting and being part of learning4kids. 200+ Activites for Ages 1-5. 12 Easy, Beginner Toddler Crafts | Toddler Times. 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! Do you have a fun and easy craft that your toddler loves? Check out 15 Apple Inspired Crafts over at The New HomeEc! Craft - Salt Dough. Make It, Shape It, Give It. Salt Dough Magnet Crafts | 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. They look lovely on our nature table and will be great when we get to Thanksgiving studies. Just read Michelle's post and wanted to add this pic. To correspond with our lesson this week on Veggies, we made Salt Dough Veggies to use on our Nature Table.

Basic Salt Dough Recipe 1 Cup Salt 2 Cups Flour 3/4 Cup Room Temp Water 1 TBSP Vegtable Oil Bake at 200 F for several hours until dried through. For a realistic touch, we used small twigs for stems. Note: Both puppies and almost 2 year olds like to eat the finished veggies! Homemade Christmas Ornaments Recipes - Salt Dough Ornaments. Salt Dough Hearts | On Clever Mode. Salt Dough- Frugal Kids Craft. The Imagination Tree: Salt Dough. DIY's & Ideas with Clay & Dough. Ice Cream Dough: New Play Recipe! How to Laminate With Contact Paper.

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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.