arts and crafts for kiddies
Instead of buying beads-1 c. pasta (per color) + 2 T. rubbing alcohol + 2-3 drops food coloring = colored pasta beads
Fill your ice cube trays with water, adding a drop of food coloring to each section. When frozen, these can be popped out and put in bath water. They’ll have fun “chasing” them around in the tub and trying to grab them before they melt.
2T cornstarch + 2T water + 5 drops food colouring = Sidewalk Chalk Paint. Love this!....remember this next summer!
Stained glass window with press-n-seal and tissue paper.
Awesome site...lets you upload any pic and convert to a coloring page! Great gift option!
Sharpie® Dyeing. SO doing this with my kids this summer!
Following directions-make your own Cheerio bird feeder
Sharpie & rubbing alcohol tie-dye! Notes so far: Use smaller cups. You will still be able to see the original Sharpie design somewhat, so keep the coloring fairly heavy towards the center (pie chart is probably the best). Try heat-setting with an iron; even after running it through the dryer for a bit, there was still some bleeding and fading
Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol. Cooler than tie dye
HOW TO MAKE THE FACEPAINTS: Mix together two heaped teaspoons of cornflour/cornstarch with one teaspoon of baby lotion. Add a few drops of food colouring and mix together well until you have reached the desired consistency. For a thicker paint add more cornflour/cornstarch and to make it runnier add more baby lotion (alternatively a few drops of water could be used).
Salt painting. Make a glue design on dark paper, coat with salt, gently touch the salt with watercolor and it spreads... so fun!
Easy reference for drawing stick animals...
Put it on your fridge & start checking them off! What a great resource for us when we are "bored" around the house!