Saturday, June 6, 2009
This was a collaborative project. He colored the "stems" (craft sticks!) green one day and then lost interest. So my niece cut and glued on the petals with me the next day. Then after they dried...
I had them play this game with the flowers they had made. They started off with one flower and had to run down the yard and stick it in the ground by the other flowers then run back grab another flower and do the same thing. They each had 3 flowers to stick in the ground. It was easier because the ground was still damp from all the rain. Next time I would have them run down to a pot with dirt in it and stick the flowers in. Would have been much easier! You live you learn.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
He turned 5 years old a week or so ago. 5! I have been watching him since he was a little over 6 months old or so. It's crazy. He starts kindergarten next school year. :(
Next week I am going to start some hardcore project making and exciting activity having because once summer comes and Big Brother is home all the time it will be harder to get him to concentrate on me. :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
For the first one we took 1 tsp of baking soda and 1oz of water and dissolved it in the bottom of an empty water bottle. Then he poured in the 2 oz of vinegar and I QUICKLY slipped the balloon over the top of the bottle. And...tada the balloon inflated. (because of carbon dioxide you create)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We blew out eggs a couple days ago and then washed them. The next day we decorated them with markers. One suffered a terrible accident as you can see. He really liked making the holes in the ends of the eggs.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
At first I picked out a small piece of cardboard to use, then he said "I want a HUGE carrot!" So, we cut some poster board in half and used that.
I had him cut up pieces of Green and Orange construction paper and Green and Orange Tissue Paper into baskets. He loves using scissors! Kids could also tear up the pieces with their hands. Then he applied glue ALL OVER the a carrot shape I drew on the paper. I helped a bit because it was a HUGE CARROT and I added more glue as needed. We let dry and then I cut it out. So cute!
I cut egg shapes out of cardboard (empty cereal box) and covered them in foil.
I had him paint the whole egg and then use a Q-Tip to draw designs or whatever he wanted in the wet paint! Easy! Then we strung them together and hung them next to the Easter Egg Collage in the window.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Pink Go-Gurt (Pink is THE color of Spring right), Strawberries, Goldfish (with basketballs, which is a Spring Sport, right?)
Scrambled Eggs (leftover from some an easter egg project), Same, Carrots (Easter Bunny loves carrots!)
Hey, I tried!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Yeah, not so good. He liked the balloons he LOVED the popping of the balloons when they dried but it was a little too hard for us to do. Oh well. They still turned out pretty cute.
We took some water balloons (just the right size!) and blew them up. I hung them up and we dipped the thread in a half glue half water mixture and stuck it around the balloons. He waited very patiently while they dried but couldn't wait to pop them!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Visit her site to get detailed directions.
To make you'll need:
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 2/3 cup of salt
- 2/3 cup of water
- 2 squeeze containers from craft store
- 1 Tablespoon tempera paint –at least 2 colors
Full instructions at The Artful Parent.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Pretty please go visit his site! :)
Easy and fun! I used a left over Styrofoam cup. I cut the bottom off to use as a stamp and then we also used the top as a stamp. They worked great and they were really easy for him to hold.
Idea from here.
I put some corn syrup into a cup and had him spread it on the paper with a big paintbrush. This stuff is sticky!
Then I put a few drops of yellow food coloring and a few drops of blue food coloring to start. I gave him two Q-tips and had him mix the colors in the corn syrup to make green. I told him he could use his fingers if he wanted, but he decided not to. Smart boy. Then I put some more colors around for him to mix into new colors. After a few days the painting dried really shiny.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I had to use a drill for the first time today. I drilled a hole in the bottoms of plastic eggs. Then we strung them together. I pushed the yarn through because my holes weren't very good. Then he pushed them together at the bottom. You use a whole egg with holes drilled through the top and bottom for the ends.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Lucky me! I just received the I Love Your Blog Award from Lucky Me! Thanks so much! These awards might seem silly to some people but I really appreciate them and they let me know people out there are actually paying attention to what I am posting. Which encourages me to post more. Thank you!
Here are the rules:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!
I would like to nominate:
and an extra one ;) The Snails Trail!
Friday, March 20, 2009
We changed things from what they listed. I used watered down brown paint instead of food coloring.
I used a dropper to drop some of the paint in the bottom corner and had him use a straw to blow OUT and push the paint up and to the left and right to form branches. (Where did all my pictures of him using the straw go??? Oh, well. )
Then he dotted glue along the branch.
He took small squares of dark and light pink tissue paper and balled them up and stuck them on the glue.
I thought his came out so pretty and spring-like that I made one too. :)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I used the green colored cards from my old Phase 10 deck and some green glass stones to have him practice his counting and number order.
We got the colored rice out again and I hid special green coins in it for him to find. He did this for a long time.
We also did another "rainbow" project. I found this nifty "rainbow maker" for $1.75 at the store. It was pretty fun/interesting. The three colored brushes come off so they can be used separately or stuck together to make rainbows. The paint tablet is in the sponge applicator so you just have to dip it in water and paint! He wanted to cover every square inch of his giant piece of paper.