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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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DIY Watercolors from Upcycled Markers

Upcycle Dried Out Markers into Watercolors

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: I found instructions for this fun and frugal activity from Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World.

Material:

Several old dried-out markers in a variety of colors. Pliers. A few small glass or plastic jars with lids. (Julie suggests using old spice jars, but I […]

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Acorn Pumpkins

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: These adorable acorn pumpkins were featured in Family Fun Magazine last year.

Material:

An oven. (Absolutely Critical!) Acorns (While you are at it, make sure collect some acorn caps for next week’s craft!) Orange and brown craft paint. Paint brush. A black fine point […]

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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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Dice Stamp Addition

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: This came from Housing a Forest, but it did not go as planned. lol.

Material:

Dice Paint Salt Paper Felt Paper Plate

 

Procedure:

Pour some craft paint on a plate and sprinkle on a little salt. Let your tot stir the paint and […]

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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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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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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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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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