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Get your mess on!: Puffy Paint

Get your mess on!: Puffy Paint
I can't believe I've never tried this project before. It was so easy and fun that I ended up doing it three times this week... first with my own kids, then as a project at my son's school, and then with our music class. I have a little bit of PTSD after working with lots and lots of squirrelly little 4 and 5 year olds. In particular my own kids, who tend to just dump out all the paint, smear it all over their bodies, and then run away screaming. Puffy Paint 1 c. salt 1 c. flour 1 c. water a healthy squirt of food coloring or tempera paint. Put in squeeze bottles for Puffy Paint Paradise.

Homemade essentials - DIY crayons, play doh, baby wipes & more Via: Crayons, play doh, bubble mix, baby wipes … if you feel like you’re constantly refilling your toddler consumables, why not save yourself a trip to the shops and make your own? Here are 15 ideas for cheap and cheerful everyday essentials. Via: Easy peasy bath paints: combine shaving foam with food dyes. Via: Play doh is a kiddie winner every time, so why not whip up this homemade recipe on a rainy day. Via: If there’s one item that gets a daily workout more than any other, it’s the humble baby wipe. Via: Fun for craft, and yummy for eating! Via: These DIY fruit roll-ups put supermarket snacks to shame! Via: This simple bubble mix recipe makes the ambitious claim of creating the BEST BUBBLES EVER! Via: Make your own giant chalk using plaster of paris and and toilet paper rolls as moulds.

walking water Another terrific and very simple science experience our children find interesting is what we call ‘walking water’. For this experiment all you need is paper towel, a couple of glasses and some water . We prefer to colour the water to make it easier for the children to see what is happening. Fill one of the glasses with the water and raise it up higher than the other glass. Now watch what happens as the paper towel absorbs and syphons the water through the paper into the lower glass. It will take a little while … but eventually the entire glass of water will empty into the bottom glass. Oh … and on the advice of our children, next time we won’t use yellow water.

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