Visit her site to get detailed directions.
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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The first thing we did was the Montessori based "thermic bottles". I took my thrift store glass bottles again and had him fill up two Ice Cold bottles using a small funnel. I filled up the room temperature and warm ones. Two for each temperature. I was not sure if he'd be able to tell the difference between the warm and room temperature ones but he knew right away that they were different and matched them up after carefully testing each one by wrapping his hand around each one.
We also did water transferring using a dropper. We used cups of Yellow and Blue water and wehn mixed in the flower ice cube tray it turned green. Magic, huh? He kinda lost interest in this about half way through. Using the dropper is way too time consuming for him. I need to find a bigger, better dropper anyways.
The last "water" activity came from Flip Flops and Applesauce. Rainy day splatter painting. I cut out the half circles and had him use the scalloped edge sissocers to trim the bottom edge. Then he glued them onto the paper. After drawing a few handles myself he wanted to do the rest so he did. Then the fun part we used watered down blue and white paint to make light blue and dipped an old toothbrush in it and SPLATTERED it all over the picture to look like rain.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here's our Muffin Tin!
Monday, March 16, 2009
He started out by cutting strips of construction paper. We actually used the Roy G. Biv colors this time. Then we just made a paper chain and I held the paper while he stapled. (Scary! ;) ) Then we attached the Pot 'O Gold to the end.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The rules of the award are as follows:
1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
1. A Mommy's Adventures
2. The Peterson Party
3. Ten Kids and a Dog
4. Adventures of a Flake
5. My Two Happy Homeschoolers
6. Faith and Gasoline
8. Play, Explore and Learn
9. A Listmakers Life
10. Our Montessori Story
These are just some of the blogs I have gotten many of my ideas from and you should check them all out for sure. I have also appreciated most of them visiting and supporting my newish blog!
Friday, March 13, 2009
First you cut out two squares of clear contact paper the same size.
You peel the back off one and lay it face up on the table and let the kids go at it using tissue paper and glitter.
When they are done you peel the back off the second sheet of contact paper and stick on the first one and rub them together.
Then you cut out into the desired shape. I can not free hand draw as you can see with this messed up shamrock.
We did the same thing with Christmas trees around Christmas time and hearts on valentines day.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
More info on Walking On The Line can be found here and here.
So, we then took fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush and he scrubbed down the egg. It turned white again!
Since we are on the subject here is the chart we use to track his teeth brushing!
I download it from here.
This project was so easy! I took plastic eggs and found things to fill them with different things that would sound different when shook. Fill two eggs with the same items.
Then I taped them shut!
I did not use the same color for the same sound. I thought it would be too easy for him. He worked this out pretty fast without using the same colors!
Monday, March 9, 2009
I had a problem with the first Styrofoam/foam stuff I used. It was the crumbly soft kind and when I tried to tape it down so it would not stay put! Luckily we had a small Styrofoam ball left over from The Bluebird of Happiness project that I cut in half and taped down. (I wish I would have thought to use play dough like Joann at Ten kids and a Dog!) Eventually I added some cotton balls to make it look like clouds.
So, after getting that worked out I had Indy stick one end of a pipe cleaner in one side then thread on at least 6 beads the same color of the pipe cleaner then stick it in the other side. After he was done I transfered the whole thing to blue paper so we could keep it and admire it forever. ;)
This was another Rainbow project we did last week. It's called "Catch a Rainbow". You can get the details here.
We painted two Styrofoam balls blue. We let them dry (kinda!) then stuck them together with a piece of a skewer. Then we added the googly eyes, feathers and legs (more pieces of skewers) and a beak (skewer painted orange).
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I bought three glass containers at the thrift store for 29 cents a piece! Can't get much better than that since we have no need for baby food jars anymore.
This project was a little too time consuming for him though and frustrating when the tissue paper stuck more to his fingers than the glass but I jumped in and helped him and we got three pieces done.
First, he ripped up the tissue paper into small pieces. He then helped me mix the white glue and water. We did equal parts of each.
Then, since we couldn't find the big paintbrush he used the heart sponge from an earlier project to sponge the glue mixture on the glass. Then he stuck on some tissue paper and more glue...etc etc until the glass pieces were covered!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I am really losing my mind because I know I JUST saw this project somewhere and I can not remember where...again! Sorry, it's a great, cute, EASY idea!
I took a sponge and cut it into a Heart Shape and one piece into a skinny rectangle.
I set out green, green-yellow, and light green paint and had "Indy" dip the heart in and stamp in three times on the paper in a clover shamrock pattern and then used the rectangle for the stem. You could just draw the stem. That's it. So simple and cute!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
What am I talking about? THIS!
I rolled out two looong pieces of paper. (I found a roll at the thrift store for like a dollar) And I taped the ends down.
I put paint on a cookie sheet.
Then he went wild walking up and down the paper. It worked better when I actually painted his feet. Plus it tickled.
Close Ups of the finished product.
I got the words from here. I can not believe we didn't have an actual copy of the book!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I can not remember where I got this idea...Someone lined their shamrocks with buttons. If you are out there let me know so I can credit you! EDIT: I got this idea from ScottChristieCoriCassieCali! Thanks so much!
Anyways, here's our version of it.
I traced 4 hearts onto green construction paper. I put that and a gold pipe cleaner in one basket. I put the tools he would need in the other basket. Glue, Scissors, Glitter and Tape.
He cut the four hearts out. He is so good at cutting! I am so proud of him. He takes his time and follows the line very closely.
Then he arranged them in the Shamrock shape, glued them together, added the stem with tape on the back.
I helped him line it with glue and then he sprinkled green glitter on the outline!
The Finished Product.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We read a bunch of Dr. Seuss books.
Watched and ate "Green Eggs and Ham". Didn't have any ham so I used Bologna and meatless sausage patty shaped into the letters H-A-M! Sometimes you gotta get creative.
And we made a Cat In The Hat Hat!
These are the awesome sites I got these ideas from:
No Time For Flash Cards- Again!
The Crafty Crow
Story Time and More