Who wouldn’t love a good experiment that combines mixing flour + watercolor paint, and zapping it into puffy magic in the microwave? When I saw this inspiring post by Rashmie at Mommy Labs, who in turn was inspired by Tammy over at Housing in a Forest, I knew it was something that my 3.5 year old experimenter would love to try. We mixed a batch of puffy paint from water, flour, baking soda, salt, and liquid watercolors. See Rashmie’s post for all the deets.
Have you seen those personalized fingerprint necklaces? I think they are stunning and as a mom I love the concept of a piece of jewelry with my child's fingerprint on it. These beautiful sterling silver pendants usually come with a pretty price tag of about $100-$200 so I began to think if there could be an easy way to make these lovely pendants diy style. I came up with an idea, tried it out and was quite pleased with the results. I think this is something every mom would love and this just happens to be Mother's Day weekend so if you're looking for a great last minute gift, you're in luck! Here is how to make your own...
I had one of those "where the heck have I been" moments last week, when my nephew brought his Build-A-Fort kit to Thanksgiving - complete with sheets, clips, rope, suction cups, and more. The kit was a handmade birthday gift from his friend Joli. When I emailed her, she sent me a link to this tutorial over at BLOOM - thanks Joli! ...How did I miss this?
This is a great project to get the kids involved as the dyes are non-toxic and the fun is super. 8 cups uncooked rice Food colors White vinegar Baggies Add 1 cup rice to a baggie. In a small bowl combine 1-2 T. vinegar along with one of the food colors.
September is in full swing and we thought we’d celebrate by doing Back-to-School week! My oldest kiddo just started pre-school and Kate is now the mother to an official kindergartner. This week we’re going to have *five* posts. Hear that?
because the straw plane is in town! I don't know what you call this thing but we referred to it as a strawplane. Whatever you want to call it, it's pretty cool! You'll need some heavier paper (we used 3x5 index cards), a straw, scissors or something to cut the paper with, and tape. You will need to cut 3 pieces of paper about 1" wide and 5" long. Tape two of the pieces together "long ways" and then tape to form a circle.
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For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside.
By Kate on February 2, 2011 M y 3½ year old son is into magic at the moment and wants a (working) wand for his birthday! In our ‘ boredom busters ‘ post one of my readers, Jo, came up with the fabulous idea of making magic potions – naturally I thought my son would love it.
All you need to make Rainbow Colored Rice is: Dry, uncooked white rice Food Coloring Rubbing alcohol or alcohol based liquid Step 1 ~ Mix a few drops of food coloring with 2 tablespoons of an alcohol-based liquid. We used Sea Breeze.
Okay, everyone HAS to try this. It's so easy and fun. I saw this on Happy Things and she saw it on Steve Spangler Science . You draw on fabric with Sharpies (I suppose you can also use other types of permanent markers. I happen to have a lot of Sharpies.) Draw a design that is at least an inch in diameter.
Sometimes, you just need to be honest about what you need, right? While I didn't slave over the girls' Valentines like some people , I did make them myself. It was as simple as getting a picture of the girls with their hand in a fist outstretched. Overlaying some "Happy Valentine's Day" text in Photoshop and having them printed as a 4x6. Then I simply cut with some sharp-pointed scissors, a slit at the top and bottom of their hand and slid the sucker in. I also used a piece of scotch tape on the back to make sure the Tootsie Pop didn't fall out.
PDF version Creating a dress up center for your little princess (or prince) is easy with these straight forward plans. Features a large open base area perfect for accessories and a hanging bar for outfits. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions