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Puffy Paint

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. 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. Related:  Paint/StainKids' Crafts

Make It: Chalkboard Paint Yes you can. Chalkboard paint is ridiculously easy to make. The great thing about making it yourself is the array of colours you can make it in! Do a small project like a message board or go big and turn your kids play room into one big chalkboard! Ohhhhh… all the kids from the neighbourhood would surely be over if that were the case! Follow along for the recipe and some tips! *Update! 1 Cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint 1 TBSP of non-sanded tile grout Mix together until there are no lumps. Yes. Paint your surface with the mixture. Let it dry completely. Get some chalk. Draw! And just in case you were wondering… clean up is no problem. I popped my chalkboard into an old frame I had. *Amendment*If you find the chalkboard surface is too rough once dried, sand the surface lightly with a fine grit sand paper, then, using the side of a piece of chalk, rub it across the entire surface of the board. Plaster of Paris Method Hey all.

Rainbow Roses: All Colors in One Rose The rainbow rose is a rose which has had its petals artificially coloured. The colouring method exploits the rose’s natural processes by which water is drawn up the stem. By splitting the stem and dipping each part in a differently coloured water, the colours are drawn into the petals resulting in a multicoloured rose. The rainbow rose has been developed by a collaboration of two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen is a large company which specialises in everything to do with roses.

Easy Soap, Scrubs and Lotion Recipes | Soap Recipes for Beginners Nothing’s more fun than sharing and swapping a good recipe. Here are a few of our favorites for making everything from skin nurturing soaps and scrubs, to solid perfume and more. Share your recipes by using the “comment box” at the bottom of this page. Gardener’s Soap Recipe 8 oz. Melt base and scent. Honey Bee CP Soap Olive Oil 32 oz. At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Easy Shea Butter CP Soap Coconut Oil 16 oz. Easy Lip Balm Recipe – using Lanolin 1 oz. Skin Firming Gel – using CroThix CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème. Water 13 oz. Heat the water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Lotion bars! Easy Lotion Bars 4 ounces Mango or Shea Butter 4 ounces Beeswax, Yellow or White 5 ounces Liquid Oil (Jojoba or Grapeseed are both excellent) 2 teaspoons of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Cookie Cutter Soaps by T.J. 1. 2 tsp.

Craft Page: How to make Non Toxic Natural Craft supplies and materials for kids. Healthy, eco friendly, green paste, dyes, glue, glitter, clay, paper,paint, play dough, more Natural Bubble Soap Solution Tools needed for this project Container like Plastic jar 1 cup water 2 Tbs light karo syrup or 2 Tbs glycerin 4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid Directions: Mix together and have fun! For Colored Bubbles: Containers 1 cup granulated soap or soap powder 1 quart warm water Liquid food coloring Plastic straws Dissolve soap in warm water. Handmade Paint Brushes for Kids Make paint brushes from a variety of recycled materials! Make Non Toxic Glitter This glitter can be used for almost any type of project and may even be mixed with glue for special crafts Tools needed for this project Baking Pan Jar 1/4 cup of salt (or granulated sugar) 1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Oven for 10 mins Directions: 1/2 cup coarse salt (non iodized) or 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 -10 drops food coloring (a drop at a time), adjust for desired color Measure salt or sugar into a clear jar with a tight fitting lid. Make Non Toxic Chalk Sticks Directions: Tips:

Chalkboard Wine Bottles Pages This Blog Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Chalkboard Wine Bottles Chalkboard paint in a can is great stuff! What you need: Chalkboard PaintEmpty Wine BottlesChalk How to make it: Fill in the sink halfway with hot tap water and place bottles in the sink, label down.Let it soak for about 30 minutes. Once dried, spray the wine bottles with chalkboard paint. Linking up to: Posted by Blythe at 9:00 AM Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: chalk, chalkboard, paint, tutorial, wine bottles 6 comments: MaryAnneOctober 27, 2011 at 7:13 AMI love that these are entirely covered with paint - it's a different look than I've seen before. Load more... Newer PostOlder PostHome

Attempting Aloha: How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint - DIY Aloha! Today I'm going to teach you how to make your very own chalkboard paint. FROM SCRATCH! Yep, I first learned the secret ingredient from the craft queen herself via her Martha Stewart Living Magazine. In their version, they used a flat paint like you would purchase in the paint section at a hardware store, but I really just wanted a smaller quantity to do a few Honeysuckle accents around my house and for Valentine's gifts, so I thought I'd do some experimenting on my own with regular old acrylic craft paints and different proportions. Here's what you will need: Dry Non-Sanded Grout (purchased this huge tin at our local City Mill hardware store for $1.50...this will probably last me forever) Acrylic craft paints - White, Black, and Bright Magenta (Apple Barrel line by Plaid, found at Wal-mart) NOTE: Our craft stores here on the island are somewhat lacking, so I wasn't able to find anything perfectly matching Honeysuckle. Measuring spoons and cups Mixing cup or bowl (Hey, look!

glue paint Crafting ideas from Sizzix UK: The Vintage Cabinet box I will be perfectly honest. As much as I love this die and its possibilities, this idea was originated by Patricia Villa Boas, the Portugal distributor of Sizzix and the organizer of Chocolate Quente, the event where I taught this project. But with her permission granted, I can share it with all here. Beware it is a picture heavy post.All measurements are in inches as it is easier for this project. the funny thing was that I originally did it all in inches, then thinking that in Portugal all would be in centimetres I translated the measurement, leaving in the UK the inches. First class, they wanted all measurements in inches so a quick change was needed. Cut the 12 x 12" in to two 6 x 12". One of them trim 1 1/2" off the bottom -not including the white strip!) Then score it at 3 3/4" from the left edge. Score at 3" from the other score line - or at 6 3/4" from the left edge if it is any easier. Take the other 6 x 12" and trim it in half (so that you get two 6 x 6"). Like this.

Rainbow Bubble SnakesHousing a Forest Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! The best part is they are easy to make and use things that I had laying around my house. Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off. Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix. We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. Annika added a rubber band to hers as well as the tape. Rainbow snakes were definitely a hit in our house! Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in! Walking on Eggs Packing Peanut Experiments Exploding Peep Geysers Shooting Water Experiment Exploding Art 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty! tutorial Paper Plate Clock Cheap?