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Salted Water Color Paintings

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: I saw this beautiful technique in an issue of Family Fun magazine.

Material:

Watercolor paper or other sturdy paper. Watercolor paints or liquid watercolors (Click here to see how we made our own liquid watercolors from dried-out markers.) Paintbrushes. (These Crayola ones are my favorite paint […]

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Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea was 5 years old.

 

From: Many people have blogged about Cloud Dough, but I first read about it at Tinkerlab. Cloud Dough is a mixture of flour and oil that creates a really interesting substance. It is somewhat powdery, but easily clumps together when pressed. It is like wet sand, […]

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Bubble Dough

Dish Soap + Corn Starch = Super Fun Bubble Dough

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

 

From: I saw this very cool and super easy Bubble Dough recipe from Creative Playhouse and couldn’t wait to try it!

Material:

Mixing bowl. 1 cup Cornstarch. 1/4-1/2 cup Liquid dish or hand soap. (We used Dawn.) Dry cloth and a damp sponge for clean […]

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DIY Braiding Box

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Lately, Sweet Pea has been very interested in braiding. There is a braiding board in her classroom at school that she often talks about which inspired me to create a version for her to use at home.

Material:

Cardboard box. Duct Tape. 3 Different colors of […]

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Berry Basket Weaving

Berry Basket Weaving (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I loved this beautiful strawberry basket weaving with yarn at Paint Cut Paste, and decided to try let Sweet Pea try an easier version with ribbon.

Material:

Berry basket. Ribbon. Scissors.

Procedure:

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the basket 2 times to […]

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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:

Condensed milk […]

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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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“Laser” Obstacle Course with Yarn

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I got the idea for this fun activity from this picture on pinterest, but I can not find the original source. (If you know where it came from, let me know so I can give credit.)

Material:

Yarn. Masking tape. A hallway or other long and narrow […]

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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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20 Ways Your Preschooler Can Help In The Kitchen

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I call 5:30pm the “Witching Hour” in our house because I am usually up to my elbows in raw hamburger, my husband is texting me that he will be home late, the dog is scratching at the back door to be let out, and Sweet Pea is invariably whining about some article of […]

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