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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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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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Beautiful Marbled Eggs

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Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

NOTE: Are you looking for an edible version of this activity that can be used with real eggs? Read my Beautiful EDIBLE Marble Egg post!

From: I love the look of marbled Easter eggs and decided to try our marbled paper technique to create […]

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Watercolor Resist Valentines

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Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: Do you want to make some cute homemade Valentines with your tot? We loved these adorable watercolor resist valentines from One Inch World (featured on Teach Preschool’s excellent Tumblr blog).

Material:

Watercolor paint. (We used liquid water color, but a standard pallet of watercolors should work […]

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Shaving Cream Marbled Paper

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Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: Long ago I saw this beautiful art project on Blissful Moments (a blog which is now private) and I fell in love with the results.

Material:

Jelly roll pan or disposable baking tray. Another jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Shaving cream. 3-4 different colors […]

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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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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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Rainbow Toast

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Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: I found this really fun idea at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds. I had never seen something like this before and couldn’t wait to try it.

Material:

Several slices of bread. Milk. Food Coloring (I highly recommend the gel type instead of the liquid drops that […]

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