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Paper Weaving

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found this quick little activity from lilla a (site is in Swedish) via pinterest.

Material:

3 or 4 sheets of colorful paper. Tape. Scissors.

 

Procedure:

Cut a 1 inch strips all the way across one sheet of paper, but leave about 1 inch uncut […]

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Microwave Puffy Paint

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I think I saw this first on One Crafty Mumma and then later found some variations at Housing a Forest, Mommy Labs, and Making Memories with Your Kids.

Material:

1/2 cup Self-rising flour (If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can substitute 1/2 cup all-purpose […]

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Monster Box

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found these cute “Tattle Monsters” from Giggles Galore. Although those monsters were made by Mariah for her classroom, I thought a Sweet Pea would be able to make something similar with a little help. As a bonus, our monster also serves as a fun Halloween decoration.

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Spin Art Leaves

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: Lid spin-art has been all over the blogosphere lately (putti prapancha, Let Kid’s Create and Teach Preschool) so when I saw these No Mess Leaves (from Moments of Mommyhood), I immediately wanted to put my own “spin” on them. 🙂

Material:

Several colors of kid’s craft […]

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Watercolor Spray Painting with Stencils

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was inspired by this fun watercolor spray paint idea over at Creative Connections for Kids.

Material:

Food coloring or liquid watercolor. (Discount School Supply has their really great Dollar Sale going on right now. Liquid water colors are only $1 per bottle when you use […]

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Modern Art with a Matchbox Car

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This activity was inspired by Deborah’s description of an “oldie but goodie” on her excellent Teach Preschool blog.

Material:

Paper. Jelly roll tray. Kid’s craft paint Small toy cars. Smock or bib for your tot (optional).

Procedure:

Place a piece of paper on the jelly […]

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Toilet Paper Roll Prints

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Long ago, I saw this post about making shamrock prints from empty toilet paper rolls at Pink and Green Mama and I’ve seen this sort of thing several times since then (circles, hearts, raindrops).

Material:

Toilet paper rolls. Kid’s craft paint. A small bowl. Paper. A jelly […]

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Paper Punch Art

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea wanted to make a card for her grandpa one day and I had the idea to let her use flower shapes from a paper punch.

Material:

A few different shapes of craft paper punches (We used a multi-flower punch.) Several colors of paper. Glue. […]

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Father’s Day Gift: DIY Collar Stays

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was inspired by a PostSecret that said something like, “Even though I’m a millionaire, I make my own collar stays out of empty cereal boxes.”

Material:

A collar stay taken from your shirt or my collar stay template. Empty Kleenex Box or any type of […]

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Painting on Salt

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: The Crafty Crow (a wonderful collection of children’s art ideas) featured this fun idea from A Bit of This and A Bit of That.

Material:

Half-sized sheets of dark colored paper or card stock. Glue. 2-3 Tablespoons of salt in a small bowl. 1 Extra sheet of […]

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