crafts · fine motor · process art

basket weaving 

So on second thought, using our laundry basket during potty training week may not have been my smartest mama move but we’ll make due. And this one was worth it. Jackson LOVED this. One of our neighbors wandered over and it became a collaboration as she incorporated a completely different weave pattern.  Great fine motor… Continue reading basket weaving 

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crafts · fine motor · process art · science · sensory

fizzy chalk ice

A sweet summer activity! There are a bunch of different ways to do this (just google/pinterest “chalk ice” or “chalk paint”). This is our version.  I LOVE the colors of our chalk so I decided to use that instead of food coloring or liquid watercolors. I grated chalk and put it in muffin tins. You… Continue reading fizzy chalk ice

crafts · holiday · process art

A friend posted this idea on my Facebook page, and I had to try it! Originally from Learning 4 Kids on Pinterest (whoa social media), this activity uses cardboard tubes to make fireworks. How fun for the Fourth of July! Prep was simple: cut slits (of the same length) around one side of a cardboard tube and… Continue reading

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

bubble wrap jellyfish

Oh bubble wrap. I love you. The boys and I decided to add jellyfish to our ocean, and I wanted them to be AWESOME. Lots of texture and pattern and color and movement. These things are all that and more. To start, I cut a bunch of paper plates in half. Jackson decided he didn’t… Continue reading bubble wrap jellyfish

crafts · process art

painting an ocean

Today the boys and I painted an ocean for our next wall scene! “Look mama! My hands are the OCEAN!” Rollers and brushes, different shades of blues and greens, and another water table clean up!  Now on to the creatures!

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

thwap painting

The cashier at the grocery store probably thought we have a major bug problem. Actually, we have a painting addiction.  This one should really be done outside. Really. You’ve been warned.   THWAP! *giggle*  THWAP! THWAP! *giggle giggle* This project was messy, and crazy (wind!), and awesome! We rolled out a huge piece of paper… Continue reading thwap painting

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

marble shake painting

Ok folks, there’s no sugarcoating this one. It gets messy. But it’s a BLAST! And there are a few things you can do to contain the paintornado (see what I did there?). Let’s do this. My kids are at very different places right now – developmentally, emotionally, physically. They got very different experiences out of this… Continue reading marble shake painting

ABC · process art · sensory

salt writing 

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that bring the most joy around here. Actually, most of the time. This activity came together quickly and with materials that most people probably already have in the house. Let your little one guide where this goes and you’ll be amazed.   Pour salt into a tray (or baking sheet…… Continue reading salt writing