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Coffee Filter Spray Art Flowers

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: Simple. Messy. Fun!, Sycamore Stirrings and Our Crafts -N- Things all had variations on this activity.

Material:

Washable markers. 5 – 10 coffee filters. Spray bottle. Jellyroll pan, a plastic tablecloth or some other way to cover the work area. Towel. Smock or bib (optional).

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Sugar Chalk Spider Webs

Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: When we made sugar chalk drawings, I had the idea that the same technique would work perfectly for spider webs and have been eagerly waiting for Halloween to give it a try.

Material:

1/3 cup Sugar. 1 cup Water. Bowl. Whisk. 1 or 2 pieces of […]

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Homemade Fingerpaint

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: I found this homemade fingerpaint recipe at Not Just Cute.

Material:

Printer friendly version of this fingerpaint recipe. (This is a .pdf file and requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat for viewing.) Stove. Saucepan. 3 TBS sugar. 1/2 Cup cornstarch. 2 Cups cold water. Containers for holding the […]

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Scratch-and-Sniff Painting

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Sweet Pea is 40 months old.

From: I found this at The Picky Apple and another version (featured on the fabulous Crafty Crow website) at Paint Cut Paste .

Material:

3 or 4 packets of Kool-Aid in different colors. Small bowls. Paint brush. Paper. Kid’s craft paint in colors that correspond to […]

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Fingerprint Animal Note Cards

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this idea for cute fingerprint animals in Family Fun magazine and also on Teach Mama and paint cut paste.

Material:

Washable ink pad. About 10 Note cards or pieces of sturdy paper. Damp towel for wiping ink off fingers, hands, arms and everywhere else. Fine […]

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Rubbing Plates

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Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: A couple of months ago, we tried to make our own rubbing plates out of hot glue and cardboard, but they did not work very well. When I saw a set of Roylco ready-made rubbing plates at Hobby Lobby, I thought we would give them […]

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Sidewalk Water Painting

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Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: This is a very fun and easy outdoor activity that I saw on the excellent Teach Mama blog.

Material:

Pleasant weather. An old paintbrush. Bowl of water. Concrete, wood, rocks or any other object that can be “painted” with water.

Procedure:

Bring your materials […]

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Father’s Day Card

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: The Crafty Crow featured a cute Father’s Day card from No Time for Flashcards and I decided to do something similar for Sweet Pea’s Grandpa.

Material:

A white piece of paper or card stock. A blank card or colored card stock cut and folded into […]

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Take 2 – Design-A-Mug: Worst Gift Ever

(Sorry if you saw an unfinished version of this in your rss feed earlier. This is the finished post.)

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I found this cute “Design-A-Mug” kit at Micheal’s and thought it would make a great Father’s Day craft for Sweet Pea.

Materials:

Design-A-Mug kit which contains a mug and several “permanent” markers.

Observations:

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Hot Glue Rubbing Plates

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I thought these Doodle Rubbings on This Little Project looked really fun.

Material:

Pencil. Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks. Several pieces of cardboard. (I just cut up an old Pampers box.) Paper. Crayons. Tape.

Procedure:

Use a pencil to lightly draw shapes (square, […]

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