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Cheap wine glass + tea light candle + paper cup with bottom cut out.
After reading a wintry book, allow your students to make snow paint. Snow paint is inexpensive, easy to make, and tons of fun. To make snow paint simply mix equal amounts of white glue and shaving cream together. Cut out various winter shapes such as snowmen and snowflakes from cardstock. Allow your little ones to spread their snow all over their shapes. When the snow paint dries, it will become puffy. Your students will have a blast with this activity!
Use silica gel packets to keep pumpkins from molding during Halloween time! WHO KNEW!?!?
Interesting black-head remover: use half lemon from the fridge (doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize.
1 c water, 1 c vinegar, 1c alcohol, 2-3 drops dishwashing soap
Shaving Cream Bathtub Paint - kids love it and it cleans the tub! and so easy to make
I didn't take a photo of mine, instead just mailed them off for mothers day anyway. But it was a total flop for us. Probably becasue I did it wrong lol. Had the kids step straight on the paper vs. having their feet be big toys out. SO I cute them off the original paper and glued them to paper. I also put one childs footprint over the other. It was cute, but I will do again like the photo lol
Travelling with young kids made easy: Put an entire outfit (including undies and hair accessories) in a ziploc bag one bag per day. When you get to the hotel, put the bags in a drawer and they can pick one per day. Huge time saver.
Use plastic tablecloths on the ceiling
flour, salt, water, and food coloring makes puffy paint!
NOW HOW COME MY PARENTS DIDNT DO THIS FOR ME WHEN I WAS A KID?? KoolAid ices cubes in sprite. The drink changes flavor as the ice melts! IM TOTALLY GOING TO DO THIS NOW!
Bed Pom Poms ~ using tulle and same method used for making tissue paper flowers.
Calm Down Jar. The goal is that when they are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.We mixed 1 tablespoon of pink glitter-glue with about 1 cup of hot water, then added pink food colouring and a tiny tub of glitter. The glue makes the water so thick and gooey and glitter just slowly and gently swirls around, it takes about 5 minutes.
Tiffany Punch. Recipe: Blue Hawaiin Punch and Lemonade. Nice summer drink! yum
Kids will stare wide-eyed as they watch clear water or soda transform into a vibrant color? must be magic! What you?ll need: Plastic party cups, food coloring, ice, and any clear drink (I used Sprite, Fresca and Ginger Ale). Place 2 to 3 drops of food coloring at the bottom of each party cup and let dry. Just before serving the drinks, fill each cup with ice to hide the food coloring. While each child watches, pour the drink over the ice, and the clear water or soda will ?magically? turn in...