Saturday, August 27, 2011

Foot Print Painting

Materials Needed:
pie tins or a large enough container for a foot to fit into to hold paint
a long piece of paper

1. Tape down the paper
2. pour the paint in containers (I used pie tins)
3. Let the kids paint

We made a green footprint painting

Be careful with the foot washing basin someone may try to take a bath in it.

Jello Finger Paint

1 cup cornstarch
1 cup cold water
2 cups hot water
1 envelope gelatin
1/2 cups liquid soap or dishwashing liquid
2 packets (same flavor) unsweetened Kool-Aid mix

1. In a saucepan, blend 3/4 cup of cold water and cornstarch.
2. Add hot water and heat until boiling stirring constantly.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Mix gelatin into remaining 1/4 cup of cold water
5. Blend with liquid soap and cornstarch mixture.
6. Add Kool-Aid.
7. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 12 hours before using. Yields 3-4 cups.

We made some jello finger paint and the Mikey painted some bubble wrap with it

Kaia decided she wanted hers in a sensory tub but also painted paper with it

Sensory Table Idea- Bugs

Materials needed:
Sensory tub- this can be a table or a large rubbermaid bin
Potting soil- clean (new)
Measuring cups
plastic bugs, worms, snakes
real worms? optional

Put it all together and let kids explore

Bubble Blowing

Blowing Bubbles on paper. You just add some liquid water color to the bubble solution put a straw in and blow. Kaia has been big about blowing bubbles in her milk and apple juice so I knew she would enjoy it.

I also had pipe cleaners so the kids could make their own bubble wands in whatever shape and size they wanted.

Blowing bubbles with strawberry baskets

We made the bubble Solution

2 Cups Dawn Dish Detergent
6 cups water

Stir slowly if you make to many bubbles while stirring its harder to get the bubble blowers to work well. Enjoy!


The Best Bubbles Ever

6 cups water
2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
3/4 cup light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or sensory table and enjoy!

Spray Bottle Art

Kaia has a little squirt bottle that she waters the plants with. She absolutely loves it so I decided to create an art project around it. We used liquid water colors. This project started in the house, quickly got moved outside, and the once again got moved to the easel.

Art on different mediums

In her freshly painted crown
She was not quite done painting the crown but the crown couldn't take anymore paint so she painted the newspaper.

Painting and coloring do not always have to be on paper
Coloring her beach ball