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Condensed Milk Puffy Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I first saw this easy painting activity at ECE Made Easy and kept it in the back of my mind. When I found myself with half a can of leftover condensed milk, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Material:

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Rain Painting

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A couple of years ago, I read about this project in one of MaryAnn Kohl’s fantastic art idea books (either First Art or Preschool Art). Almost immediately, I bought powdered tempura paint (which is a great low-cost paint option if your family does a lot […]

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Origami for Kids: Simple Dog

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I am a bit of an origami nerd. I will often make an origami crane to amuse Sweet Pea and lately I have been showing her how to create her own animals.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and […]

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Sidewalk Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I have seen sidewalk paint recipes everywhere: Mom’s Crafty Space, Disney’s Family Fun magazine, river-girl, pink and green mama, and Meet the Dubiens.

Material:

1.25 cups Cornstarch (or even 1.5 cups. Most of the above recipes call for a 1:1 water and corn starch ratio, but […]

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Great Places to Find Activities for Your Tot

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We didn’t do any Tot School this week because we have been on vacation, so I thought I’d give you a quick “Top 10 List” (in no particular order) of some of my favorite activity sites.

 

When I’m looking for something new to do I check these places first:

Quirky Momma – […]

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Pastel and Watercolor Castles

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea loves princesses and castles so when I saw Deep Space Sparkle’s Kinder Watercolor Castles, I knew Sweet Pea would be super excited to make one.

Material:

Several small bowls of diluted liquid water colors (or food coloring). Oil pastels. (We used a box of my […]

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Corn Syrup Painting

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This beautiful corn syrup painting idea from eighteen25 has been on my to-do list for over a year.

Material:

Corn syrup. 3-4 Small bowls. 3-4 colors of liquid watercolors or food coloring. Crayons. Paper. Paintbrush. Smock for your tot. Damp Sponge for clean up.

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Colored Salt (or “How I Didn’t Make Homemade Glitter”)

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: When I saw this “Do-It-Yourself Glitter” recipe all over pinterest (originally from this Sprinkles and Sequins tumbler page) I couldn’t wait to try it. I thought, “This looks awesome! Cleaning up salt will be so much easier than real glitter and I won’t have to worry about […]

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Spray Painting Snow

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I saw this fun activity was on Rockabye Butterfly last year, but we had to wait a very long time for it to snow enough for us to try it. I’m happy we finally got a little bit of snow this year before winter was over!

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Snowflake Silhouette with Masking Tape

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Sweet Pea was 3 years old.

From: I saw this fun winter art project on Valerie’s Frugal Family Fun blog.

Material:

3 colors of craft paint. (I preferred to skick with the wintery blues and purples, but you could let your tot choose.) Small bowls for the paint. Canvas paper (or card stock, but […]

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