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Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids

Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids
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Weekend Art -- Suminagashi for Kids It is very rare that we feature a project here on Inner Child Fun that requires a trip to the art store, however this is the MOST requested project Emily has asked to do during Clara’s nap time. Suminagashi has kept Emily happily creating beautiful prints for hours!! Here are some tips for trying Suminagashi for kids. Suminagashi is an ancient Japanese technique for decorating paper with inks. You can learn more about this technique here. I used a 40% off coupon and found it at Blick Art. (around $15). Next, you will need a dishpan filled with plain ol’ water about 2 inches deep, a few paint brushes and either a plastic or styrofoam egg carton to hold a few drops of the ink used to load up the brushes. Emily used two brushes for each print. She can be completely mesmerized by this!! Lift it up to reveal your beautiful (and very unique) design! Experiment further by blowing gently on the surface of the water either directly, or with a straw. And this was the scene in our kitchen today….

Water Sensory Play: Polka Dot Soup I love the bright little pops of color! And grabbing them is great fine motor practice! The polka dots spin and whirl if you rapidly stir them. And they're even great for practicing color theory. :) Plus it takes about 2 minutes to make. Total. To make polka dot soup, you'll need: Water Miscellaneous kitchen supplies We love playing with bingo chips - they are a fun sensory experience by themselves (one of X's favorite things to scoop and dump), they are great for practicing counting and/or sorting, and they are fun for making art - either on regular paper or on contact paper Please note that they do pose a choking risk - so they are not for children who are still mouthing. make a great substitute (just be sure to cut circles that are big enough to not pose a choking risk!). All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. <a HREF="

the garden-roof coop: DIY Wine Bottle Bird-Feeders I'm preparing a class for the Master Gardener chapter that I'm a member of on making bird-feeders utilizing natural sources, recycled materials and re-purposed items. Of course the best bird-feeder is what nature provides: nuts, seeds and fruit from native trees, shrubs and wildflowers (and native insects)... Here's my hand-out for my "bird" talk I give: Creating a Bird GardenBut - this class is all about creating bird-feeders and I've been trying a few DIY feeders I've found on the Internet. Here's the link of the inspiration for this fun feeder: Michelob Bird feeder The hardest part of this DIY feeder was learning how to drill a hole in a glass bottle... Here's the steps in a nutshell: Start with a diamond drill bit. Once the holes are drilled (one on each side), use epoxy to attach a plate or saucer to the bottom. The blue bottle with the hinged top I found at the recycle center is Redstone Meadery Juniper Honey Wine. Cheers!

From Flea Market Finds to Savvy Storage Jewelry Storage Organize your jewelry in a vintage printer's tray. Give the tray a fresh coat of paint, and line the back of the compartments with pretty papers. Screw brass hooks into each compartment to hang baubles. To make space for necklaces and bracelets, use a hammer to remove a few slats. Milk Crates Heavy-duty metal milk crates become handy catchalls for almost anything when mounted to the wall. Five Fun Things To Do With Buttons. Good start, but I need another 500 ideas. Five Fun Things To Do With Buttons. Good start, but I need another 500 ideas. Nichole Heady #PTI "Love you" card. 20 Lovely DIY Fashion Ideas - Cut Out Bandaeu Aw.

Painted Salt Sculptures I am SUPER excited to report that I have finished writing the first draft of the Fun at Home with Kids book (due out this November!), so I am back to regularly posting! Thanks for bearing with us through the past few quiet weeks. :) I've been waiting to share this new activity we invented with you all - we love it so much!!!!! You can use anything as a mold for the salt sculptures - this was shaped by the bottom 2/3rds of one of our drinking glasses. Any shape of sandcastle mold works really well, too - though the longer shapes are slightly less stable than the square shapes. The square shaped sand castles are the hardiest. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. To paint the salt sculpture, we really recommend using liquid watercolors. It's so beautiful to watch the color fan out through the salt! To make your own salt sculptures, you'll need: Some sort of mold (sandcastle, drinking glass, anything you can think of!) Table salt Water <a HREF="

DIY Lighted Paper Pennant Garland This paper garland takes a festive twist on an old favorite by creating cone shaped pennants attached to a strand of cafe lights. Strung in the trees or over outdoor tables, this is a wonderful way to light up an evening wedding. In this sample I chose to write out a couple’s names (“EVA & JACK”) but feel free to punch any wording or design that you like. Click “more” below to see the rest of the project. -AnnaRIFLE design Supplies: 1. cafe string lights; 2. scissors (plus X-Acto knife if you have one); 3. glue (heavy duty); 4. craft paper (at least 14″x14″); 5. screw punch; 6. ruler; 7. pencil and eraser Additional items: bone folder (for scoring folds), tape Begin by printing out the template for the shape of the pennant. Trace the shape onto your desired paper and cut out. Turn the pennant over and draw your desired design or letter with pencil and then punch it out along the lines with a screw punch. Once the glue is dry gently pop the cafe bulb into the top of the pennant. Cost:

6 Insect Repellent Plants To Grow – repel: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas & more… Six insect repellent plants to grow – includes plants that repel biting insects such as: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks & fleas; and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. Planting and growing insect repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out in the garden and plant some plants which are a perfect mix of beauty and functionality. Some people are sceptical about using plants to repel insects, whilst others are 100% convinced of the insect repelling properties of many garden plants. The thing is – if you take natural plant based insect repellents out of the equation; the only really option is DEET based products. There are serious health concerns about the toxic effects of DEET as it is absorbed into the body through your skin. Children are thought to be most at risk from side effects, as children’s skin absorbs more DEET than an adult’s. Feverfew is great for repelling mosquitoes and other flying biting insects. (Photo from: Wikimedia Commons)

Simple Vignette...... - Cottage in the Oaks Cottage in the Oaks following the creative call Simple Vignette…… August 5, 2013 By Daune Pitman I just returned from Haven last night….and I’ll be sure to share all the fun with you soon! I love this little, super-simple vignette on a side table at our children’s violin teacher’s home. Pin It So simple….and neat. The simplest things can make a big impact when put together, don’t you think? Happy Monday~ You Might Also Like: Thinking Outside the Pot ::: Ideas for Creative Planters Recap Smiley Faces & Summer Dreaming {No. 2} A Fun New Discovery & Homeschool Curriculum Clean Out......... Creative Ideas for Doors {Harlequin} Our Home is a Place to Celebrate and Create...... Friday Favorites Share this: Google+ Daune Pitman Filed Under: Artwork & Projects Tagged With: collections, creating a home, decorating, home 1 Comment Next Post Outdoor Entertaining at Night….. Previous Post Summer Dreaming {No. 5} Comments Suzan says: August 5, 2013 at 7:39 am How cute!!! Leave a Comment Sponsors A year of… Grab A Button!

I ♥ mathematics {platonic solids garland} Oooh….it’s been I while since I last posted. We had a smashing Christmas and new year. Hope you all did too! My computer died just before Christmas and it’s taken my hubby and I a while to bring it back to life…which is why it’s been a bit quiet. Now seems like a good time to thank all you lovely lot for visiting minieco over the last couple of years. In between posts I regulary use pinterest so do pop over and check it out if you haven’t already. There seems to be a bit of a Polyhedra craze going on at the moment. I have put together some templates for a ‘platonic solids‘ garland. Simply chop, score and glue together. Don’t forget to thread your cotton in whilst glueing the pieces together….I forgot! I’ll try to get a better photo of it in situ…our conservatory is really bright and sunny but the rest of the house is pretty dark (especially in this miserable weather). If you want something a bit more subtle then you could make the polyhedra white with some neon/gold thread!

Making Life Easier One Tip at a Time Here is another post full of amazing tips to help you make life a little easier. Use flower pots to keep bugs and dirt off of your food during an outdoor BBQ. Tie a loop in a length of rope and slip it through the hole in the bottom for a simple handle. Source Waste less water. The water you use to boil vegetables, eggs, and pasta is full of nutrients that your plants will love. A simple way to hang a heavy item on the wall. If you accidentally burn your gravy just transfer it to another pan and continue cooking it. To soften butter quickly, place it between two sheets of wax paper. Recycle a soda box to organize cans in your pantry! Add grommets around the edge of a vinyl tablecloth. A simple way to squeeze lemons is by placing them between a pair of tongs. Glue a magnet to the side of a paintbrush. Use a light bulb carton to protect photos when sending them through the mail. For perfect French tips, wrap a rubber band around your nail and stretch it tight. Thaw out meat quickly.

DIY Romantic Bed Canopy I love the romantic bed canopy look. The only problem is that most of the time, dedicated canopies are built into bed frames and as a set, they can get super expensive. I already found a frame and headboard that I love, so what’s a girl to do? Eric and I were in Home Depot one day picking up wood to build a crafting table when I saw a pile of wood dowels. I looked at them and started to brainstorm up ideas. Who knew that the local hardware store could be a place of inspiration for my DIYs! As you can see, the dramatic draping lines adds a dimension to the room and helps frame and give a focal point to some wall art that we worked on last week. First off, to set the look, you will need a fabric that suits your taste. Next I have two 1” thick wooden dowels. To prevent the fabric from sliding off the ends, I have these 1.5” wooden plates from my craft store – These were $3 for a pack. Now, you need some hardware to hang your canopy from the ceiling. Cut off the excess fabric. Volia! Love,

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