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
From the moment we put up our ocean wall, Jackson has been waiting to add TURTLES. This was the project we came up with. First, we painted egg carton pieces… love upcycled materials! (I got this fabulous idea on Pinterest from Emma Owl.) We mixed different shades of green and Jackson painted his hand. The usual. … Continue reading torn paper turtles
Time to add to the ocean wall! Jackson asked for an octopus project and this is what we came up with. First, we googled images of octopuses (octopuses? octopi?) and Jackson picked out one he liked. Then I drew something nothing like it (hey, I tried!) on watercolor paper. J colored the other side of… Continue reading wet chalk octopus
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
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
This one didn’t create stunning drawings but it didn’t have to. Putting a commonly used material in an uncommon place can lead to renewed interest, creativity and JOY. Today, I taped a piece of paper under the playroom table and Jackson and I drew with crayons. We were under there for an hour. It was… Continue reading under the table drawing
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!
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
The boys made watercolor birds for our tree! Tweet Tweet!