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Rainbow Bubble SnakesHousing a Forest

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! One of the fun activities that they wanted to try was making bubble snakes that are all over. 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 Related:  Kids' Crafts

Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish (original artwork by David, grade 5) Art Club, Grades 1-6 This is one of my all-time favorite projects. The technique has been around for years, and I've loved using it several times with my students. We first planned our compositions, paying attention to all of the positive and negative spaces. 1. **I've noticed on Pinterest some people think we used coloring book images. 2. 6. 7. Once you've filled all of the spaces, rub over the whole thing with black shoe polish, wait a few seconds, and wipe off. A couple of you have commented on the color- the results will be an aged silver metal look, something along the color lines of pewter. Yes. When I was hanging these up, parents, teachers, and kids all stopped to ask about them- I love being able to tell my Art Club artists how much people enjoy their art work! Make it a wonderful day!

2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil 2 Ingredient Cloud-Dough: the ultimate sensory dough! Cloud dough requires only 2 common household ingredients, and it’s ready in minutes. It smells heavenly, and it’s a delight to run your fingers through! I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play recipe, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough is something I’ve been waiting all winter to make! I’ve seen cloud dough on plenty of other blogs, and every one mentions the mess-factor so I’ve been for warm weather so we could make it, and take it outside to play with. What is Cloud Dough? Cloud dough (also known as moon dough or moon sand) is silky and mold-able and takes just two ingredients to make. Since first writing this post, I’ve also come up with a coloured cloud dough recipe and a toddler-safe cloud dough for little ones who still put everything in their mouths. You’re going to love how easy Cloud Dough is to make: For your convenience, I’ve included Amazon Affiliate links in this post. Cloud Dough Recipe: 2-ingredient Ghost Mud

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:

Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.

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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. They can engage with art projects sometimes, but it's a delicate trick... figuring out what will draw them in. 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.

Bits Of Everything: Wall Picture Collage I have been wanting to hang something on the wall in my kitchen ever since we moved in. Between Emily and I, we finally dreamed up this Wall Picture Collage after looking at lots of other people’s photo collages- and I love the way it turned out. Here are all the things that I bought. (all found at walmart) This entire project was under $20. *pictures you want to use (I had free prints from Costco) * 2 20×30 foam core boards (I got two black ones $2.88 each) *poster hanger thingies ($2.44) *foam brushes ($.97) *double sided tape ($3) *mod podge (I already had some) This shows you how thick the foam core board is.. First I drew out a plan.. Then I cut some computer paper first, and made sure it would work before I cut up my pictures. Then I went to work cutting my 4×6 pictures into 4 inch squares. I then laid them all out on the floor in the order that I wanted them, and then taped them down with double sided tape. Then I took it in the kitchen and painted mod podge all over it. and straight on.

How to "wallpaper" using fabric I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. This fabric is fairly thin cotton from IKEA. For this DIY fabric wallpaper project, you'll need water, cornstarch, a big brush (or a paint roller if you want to do a larger wall), scissors, and a craft knife if you have obstacles like we did. First mix up your paste, since it will need time to cool. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. In the meantime, measure the area you want to wallpaper and cut your fabric to size. Brush the entire door with paste, then begin applying fabric from the top down, adjusting and smoothing as you go. Use a scissors or Xacto knife to cut around any obstacles. The fabric peeled off easily.

Freebie Friday – Robot Memory Match | Busy Little Bugs Today for Freebie Friday, we have one for the boys! Today we have a very cute “Robot Memory Match Game” to play with your little ones. Print out your Robot Memory Match Game twice to make pairs, using card stock for added strength.Cut out each card.Laminate.Turn the cards over, picture side down, on a flat surface.Turn over two cards at a time to find matching pairs. To download your free “Robot Memory Match Game” please click the link below!

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