Secret message cards: fun idea for Valentine's cards, or for an art party, or for a secret agent party invite. Write message with white crayon or clear wax (candle), then deliver with a watercolor set. Stock up on cheapie watercolor sets when school supplies are on sale during the summer or from the $1 store.
Write secret messages for your kids in a white crayon, they can reveal it with watercolor paint.
Watercolor, Water Color, Valentinesday, Sight Word
Cute secret messages for valentines day - all you need is a white crayon and watercolors. I want to use this all year round for teaching sight words too.
Secret Messages. Cut out white hearts, write message with white crayon, and have kids water color over the message to reveal what it says. #valentinesday
Fun Kids craft...Adults write in white crayon and the kids use water colors to reveal the secret message
write with white crayon...mail to kids with water color paint . They use watercolors to paint and reveal the secret message!!
Secret message valentines. Write in white crayon, hide in house kids find and then paint over with watercolor. Message appears!
Adults write in white crayon on the heart and the children use water colors to reveal the secret message Could do for sight words too
Write secret messages in a white crayon, they can reveal it with watercolor paint :) Cute idea for a party - provide everyone with a piece and water colors and one has a prize. They each need to paint it to see who wins. Or could have lots of little prizes. Great for any event or kids party. Could be used as a party game to reveal a task to be completed.
I want to do this with our sight words. Use white crayon to write secret messages. Message is revealed when kids paint with watercolors.
Secret Messages for Valentine's Day. What a great craft idea!
Mystery Valentines | Munchkins and Mayhem
clever. just shapes cut in a tarp.
Backyard Game, Kid Game, Party Idea
Backyard game-targets on a tarp #kids #games #outdoorgames #outdoor #activities #playing #fun #fungames
Bazaar or carnival game idea to switch up a football throw booth
Football party game idea change to fit party theme
Not just for the kids! Fun, cheap party game idea
Carnival game idea... just cut shapes in a tarp
What a fun game idea!
kids' game idea
mermaid party Click here to download Download whole gallery outdoor party games Click here to download Download whole gallery Baptism party ideas Click here to download Download whole gallery POOL PARTY...so many ideas Click here to download Download whole gallery
Outdoor Games - Outdoor games for all ages include the classic backyard games like croquet, horseshoes and a host of other games for summer fun!
Making a catapult – looking at elasticity Elasticity is the ability of a solid to return to its original shape after being subjected to strain. Most solid materials demonstrate elasticity, up to a point called the elastic limit. When the load is higher than the elastic limit damage to the material occurs. To demonstrate elasticity we made a catapult.
Craft Sticks, For Kids, Bottle Cap, Science Experiment, Rubber Band, Popsicle Sticks
Build a catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a bottle cap. Idea - use to launch the Angry Birds pom-pom? Hmmm...
Build a catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a bottle cap.---Me want!!! Like the one with the shoebox and marshmallows!
Build a catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a bottle cap. Pretty sure this Auntie needs to build one for B!
Inventors workshop - Build a catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a bottle cap.
Make your own catapult with popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a bottle cap.
Making a catapult - science projects for little kids
Catapult using craft sticks and rubber bands
Science Sparks is a huge resource of FREE, fun, inspiring and creative science experiments for kids of all ages.
PVC pipe summer fun.
Sprinkler Idea, Water Fountain, Kids Outdoor, Pvc Pipe, Backyard Water
This outside engineering project uses PVC pipe and running water to captivate young builders for hours. The play is open-ended: kids experiment with various ways to put the pieces together, directing the water along different paths and adding such fun elements as funnels, tubing, and sprinkler heads. Tinkering with the construction is half the fun. The other half? Getting wet, of course!
Sprinkler...great idea to give the older kids the PVC pipe and let them create their own sprinkler idea
A COOL-OFF CONSTRUCTION ZONE ~ This outside engineering project uses PVC pipe and running water to captivate young builders for hours. The play is open-ended: kids experiment with various ways to put the pieces together, directing the water along different paths and adding such fun elements as funnels, tubing, and sprinkler heads @Julie Forrest Forrest Forrest Skelton Harris
A COOL-OFF CONSTRUCTION ZONE - This outside engineering project uses PVC pipe and running water to captivate young builders for hours. The play is open-ended: kids experiment with various ways to put the pieces together, directing the water along different paths.
Looks like fun! Pipes and funnels with pvc pipe and fittings for a backyard water park
Pipes and funnels with pvc pipe and fittings for a backyard water park kid-stuff
Pretty sure my boys will love this DIY water fountain
Cool off zone - pvc pipe becomes a water toy
h2-ohhh-backyard-water-park-Easy to make with a few inexpensive pieces of pvc...make your own design as small or large as you like! Great for kids on a hot day. Craft Ideas,Girl Scouts,Kid Fun,Kids,Outdoor Fun,PVC,Summer
Liquid SIdewalk Chalk You can find this recipe on a lot of different blogs out there, when I first saw the idea I knew I had to make some for Hudson. He loves it! All you do is mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of cornstarch. Then pour it into muffin tins or small cups. Then add food coloring to make the colors you would like. I used the Wilton food coloring gel and it made some very bright and vibrant colors!I found my recipe here at Smashed Peas and Carro
This Summer...Sidewalk paint - 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, and food coloring.
Sidewalk Chalk, Food Coloring, Kids Art, Liquid Sidewalk, Kid Craft
Liquid Sidewalk chalk! Mix 1 cup of Water & 1 cup of cornstarch. Pour into muffin tins & add food coloring to make the colors you like.
Liquid Sidewalk Chalk: Water, corn starch, food coloring, PLUS 25 DIY Summer Activities For Kids #crafts #ideas
DIY Sidewalk paint - 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, food coloring - kids arts & crafts activity
I am always looking for something fun and new to do with my very busy little ones! Check out these kids crafts and activities. Many of these crafts can be done with things you can find around the house. You can also find ideas for fun kids food and holiday crafts below. A is for Apple Craft Cloud Dough Bubble Recipe Build a Fort Car Wash Cereal Box Guitar Finger Paint Banner Liquid Sidewalk Chalk Milk Art Moon Sand Noodle Craft Paper Chain Craft Playdough Recipe Puffy Paint Shaving Cream Art Five Fun Bath Time Activities for Kids Watercolor Painting Kid Food: Peanut Butter Banana Sushi Sushi Sandwich Holiday Crafts: Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Homemade Christmas Ornament Glow-in-the-dark Slime Halloween Bat Craft Mummie Juice Boxes Halloween Lollipop Cookies Coloring Easter Eggs Living Easter Basket Valentine's Day Crafts 10 DIY Kids Valentine Ideas Visit my Pinterest Fun with the Kiddos Board for more fun ideas and inspiration.
This artist makes toys from children's drawings. Wow!
Kids Drawings, Kid Pictures, Children Drawing, Gift Ideas, Kid Drawings, Kid Ideas, Stuffed Toy, Craft Ideas, Stuffed Animal
This is so neat! A Kid's idea becomes tangible. Send a kid's drawing to this company and they send you back a toy. sweet!
how cool is this? They make a toy of your kids drawings ! I remember visiting a Museum on our Honeymoon and this was the exhibition's theme. Dolls from children's drawings. Very touching. I might give this a try when I have more time...
►Transform your kids' drawings into a stuffed animal keepsake! -- This is adorable! Send your kids pictures into this company and they make it into a real keepsake! --- But now the woman (who is used to making 4 orders per week) has gone viral on Pinterest and is going bonkers with all the orders! How very cool is this! (Click through to site!)
This woman makes stuffed animals out of your kids' drawing. According to her website, she's got a wait list (probably due to Pinterest) going out something like 2 years now. I guess I'm not ordering now, but what an incredibly cool and original idea. I wish her the absolute best!!!
Send a kid's drawing to this company and they send you back a toy. This is a great gift idea and keepsake for life...I need to do this for my kids!
Is this the coolest idea ever or what? Take your kid's drawing and make a stuffed toy out of it with Child's Own Studio!
childsown.com - company makes stuffed toys from kids drawings? Grandparent gift idea
makes stuffed animals from kids drawings :) such a cute gift idea
link doesn't work, but a good craft idea
art history snowmen
Art Teachers, Bulletin Boards, Famous Artists, Art Ideas, Art History, Art Bulletin
Adventures of an Art Teacher: Art HIstory Snowmen Bulletin Board. "Can you match the snowman with the famous artist?"
Adventures of an Art Teacher: Art HIstory Snowmen Bulletin Board. "Can you match the snowman with the famous artist?" Seriously, Katie, you outdid yourself. This is so cute!
Could be a fun small group challenge - recreating a famous art piece within a similar form. Snowmen are cute; could also choose school mascot for anytime of the year. Then use for a bulletin board with images of the original artworks. Kids would definitely talk about it! Adventures of an Art Teacher: Art History Snowmen Bulletin Board
Clever bulletin board for art history: Art history snowmen! Match the snowman style to a famous artist.
Adventures of an Art Teacher: Art History Bulletin Board, match the snowman to the artist
Adventures of an Art Teacher: Art History Snowmen Bulletin Board
art history snowmen - awesome bulletin board idea!
Now this is a lesson that is more my style! Inspired by van Gogh, my Kindergarten students made a mixed media picture of anything their little hearts desired and learned how to add visual texture. The idea for this lesson came from "Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars" from the "Smart About Art" series by Crystal Productions. I'm now the lucky owner of 4 books from the series, purchased with gift certificates I won from contests at The smARTteacher. I found that the books are a little long for Kindergarten, so I used the pictures and paraphrased what was most important. The books would probably be best used for independent reading instead of reading to a group because of the unique style. The Smart About Art books are not your typical story book- each is written as if by a student working on a report about an artist. Very cool books. And now back to the van Gogh book, I really liked how they described his created texture as "dots, swirls, and dashes". The phrase makes it really easy for the students to understand how lines can be used to create texture. After using the Smart About Art book to teach about van Gogh in the first class period, the students drew a picture of anything they wanted on 9x12 inch paper. I did suggest they choose an object or something made from simple shapes so they would not be frustrated with our time constraints. I checked the drawings as the students finished to make sure they were big enough. If the drawings were a sufficient size, I handed the students a paintbrush so they could begin to add color. I tried something a little different with managing supplies for this project. Each table had a tray with several colors of tempera paint in the middle, which is nothing new. The new idea is that I did not put out a tub of water. The biggest issue my students seem to have with tempera is wanting to, or accidentally, watering the paint down. It doesn't matter how many times we talk about "swish, wipe, blot", dirty water still gets dripped into the paint, messing it up for the other students. Instead, I just reminded the students to only get a little at a time, and to wipe their paintbrush on a dry paper towel when the wanted to switch colors. Simple and effective! I was really amazed at how well this worked. The students didn't waste as much paint as usual and the colors on their paintings still look clean. I wouldn't use this all the time since it's important for students to learn to take care of supplies, but it's good when time is in short supply! In the second class period, we looked at a close up of The Starry Night (you can use Google Art Project or there's a photo on Wikipedia) to see the dots, swirls, and dashes. Then the students used oil pastels to add visual texture. I asked them to start on top of what they painted and then they could fill in the empty spaces.
She inspired me to have the kids go back over their original design with more glue and add yarn for more elevated designs. We then used spray adhesive and laid foil over the top. They pressed the foil down around their yarn pieces to create that embossed look. Lastly, they used colored Sharpies to color the recessed areas and left the embossed "lines" silver.
Art Teacher, Foil Embossing, Art Idea, Glue Sharpie, Heart Art, Art Projects
we heart art: foil embossing. Supplies: canvas or cardboard, glue, yarn, tin foil, sharpies, spray adhesive
Foil embossed art. This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies.
This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies. ***i should have been an art teacher!***
hmm- I know a few preschoolers who could probably do something like this and would love it! This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies.
This beautiful art project was made using foil, yarn, and Sharpies. http://ourartlately.blogspot.com/2012/02/foil-embossing.html
Art Idea: from we heart art: foil embossing see other examples and story/directions. ❤️
we heart art: foil embossing - Salvaged art project for fifth graders
Joanna Davis' art lessons
Foil, yarn, glue, sharpie
The Instant Comfort Pocket Box
art therapy project?
Paper Craft, Papercraft, Matchbox
The Instant Comfort Pocket Box Collection - I NEED this... ohhhhh so perfect... want to make! Where do we get the matchbox's??
matchbox Kim Welling, an illustrator based in the Netherlands, sells these delightful Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes in her Etsy shop. They’re the perfect way to carry a little inspiration in your pocket.
Instant Comfort Pocket Box, matchbox, made in the Netherlands 7,50 EUR or $11.10
Instant comfort box? Pretty dang creative, but is at as comforting as chocolate?
Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes by Kim Welling #packaging #design #matchbox #diy
Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes...a cute diy-able gift idea!
cute idea. Instant comfort boxes the size of match boxes.
The Instant Comfort Pocket Box (Papercraft)
matchbox - the instant comfort pocket box
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PROJECT! Give each student a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in tolerance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together!
Decorate Keeping, Edges Intact, Sisterhood Idea, Tolerance Lesson, Sisterhood Event, Altered Puzzle, Team Building Craft, Group Art Project, Puzzle Pieces
Great sisterhood idea! At a retreat, give each member a puzzle piece to decorate. Reassemble the puzzle and display for recruitment. It shows how each sister is unique, but all bond together in our sisterhood.
1st Altered Puzzle Give each student a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in acceptance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together!
Great idea from previous pinner: "1st Altered Puzzle Give each student a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in acceptance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together!" Beautiful puzzle craft from Oops, I craft my pants.
Give each person a puzzle piece to decorate - group art project
Nice collaborative color wheel project. Students can work on this when they finish a project before other classmates.
Color Wheel Project, Art Teacher, Art Idea, Colour Wheel
Freckle photo blog: An Art teacher blogsight for community art project ideas and other projects for young artist.
collaborative collage project. As any Art teacher knows students work at very different speeds. There always ends up being extra time for some students while others struggle to finish. I like to have a structured group project going on at all times for students to participate in whenever they have down time. Right now they are working on a large scale magazine colla...
I could share this little collaborative project. As any Art teacher knows students work at very different speeds.
I haven't been so good about sharing art projects this year. I grabbed my p+s yesterday so that I could share this little collaborative free time project. As any Art teacher knows students work at very different speeds. There always ends up being extra time for some students while others…
Color Wheel Art teachers, we can do this as a group project so it won't take so long to complete! AdornDaily.com/blog
Beautiful Group Art Project. Auction Art Idea. Link is broken, but beautiful project.
Art class project archives and collaborative projects. Early finishers
Nice collaborative color wheel project- grade 4 colour wheel
Art group projects art-lessons
DIY clear stickers - contact paper, trace a pattern, color with sharpie, voila!
Paper Stickers, Sharpie Stickers, Diy Crafts, Kids Crafts, Craft Ideas, Paper Sharpies
clear contact paper + sharpies= vinyl stickers. I could also stamp on them with ink pads and stamps. Cool.
clear contact paper + sharpies= vinyl stickers would make it so easy to add names and date to basically anything!
DIY vinyl sticker using sharpies and clear contact paper/shelf liner ~ thank goodness I found this!
DIY vinyl stickers with contact paper + sharpies... Project for Kaity
great project idea for that "day before the last day" kind of thing.
clear contact paper + sharpies= vinyl stickers
contact paper stickers
mess free finger painting!
Kids Art, Babysitting Idea, Kid Craft
Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess! #Kids #Crafts #Projects #kidscamp #daycampideas #fun #arts
Paint in Ziploc bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess! So cool! Fun kid activity!
#Infant #Toddler #Craft. #Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!
Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great stress break, no mess! #kids #craft
Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Babysitting idea?
kids craft idea - paint in ziploc bags, taped to table
The Hippie Housewife: Mess-free finger painting
How to make a play garden - want to use tree stumps inside instead of bricks
Outdoor Ideas, Garden Ideas, Mini Garden, Kids Outdoor, Fun Ideas, Backyard Play, Kids Playground, Kids Garden, Craft Ideas
Kids' garden - Like the shape of this one, so everything is easy to reach.
mini garden for aiden
Doorway Puppet Theatre
Doorway puppet theater. This is too cute, and would be super easy to make. Could put up in doorway or hallway with tension rod.
Tension Rods, Doorway Puppet, Easy Puppet
Doorway Puppet Theatre - lady sells these for $70 on Etsy. Could use a tension rod to avoid pins/nails in the doorway.
doorway puppet theatre | Non-Sewers - use a curtain panel ) cut out hole _ glue ribbon aroud cut out or use a deco duct tape & glue/tape curtains on _ tie back with ribbon > use 3m removable hooks to hang .. small not to be noticed and leave them there for a while OR 2-3 dollar tension rod for curtains.
Doorway Puppet Theatre - use tension curtain rod. I'm thinking of making this easy and thrifting a curtain to turn into something like this.
Doorway Puppet Theater - Make a Puppet Stage - Country Living
Easy puppet theater...can even put it on a small tension rod
Doorway Puppet Theatre - use tension curtain rod --
Doorway Puppet Theatre! craft-ideas
Growing up, we had a doorway puppet curtain that was really similar to this one (only difference is that ours hung using a tension rod), so when I saw this DIY Puppet Theatre it immediately appealed to me. We used to spend hours putting on puppet shows growing up.My mother made puppets out of felt …
blue painter's tape roads
Painters Tape, Tape Roads, Cute Ideas, Tape Roadway, Kids Activities, Painter S Tape, Crafts Fun Ideas, Kid Stuff
blue painter's tape roads, This would look good in the basement for the kids to play.
mark out a road using painters tape on the kitchen floor. genius!
My boys would love this (painter's tape on the kitchen floor)
Making streets with painter's tape on kitchen floor
Make a road on the kitchen floor with painters tape
Making streets with painters tape. cute idea..
painters tape roads for kitchen floor play
Painter's tape roadway fun
kids' activity idea
Make a town out of masking tape and construction paper pieces
Tape City, Fun Idea, Tape Town, Kids Activities, Content Masking, Washi Tape, Rainy Days, Masking Tape
What a fun idea Mel! :) Masking Tape town. Reid would love it. Train tracks too...I'd totally use painters tape.
Masking Tape Town & Other Rainy Day Activities
masking tape city! Weg auto's wasabi tape
Great rainy day idea! Masking tape town!
Washi Tape Car Track
Creatively Content: Masking Tape Town
You can call these Rainy Day Activities... I call them FUN whether it happens to be raining outside or not! I've put together a collection of ideas that I would love to do with my kids and I hope it inspires you too. Many of these ideas require some supplies you might not have on hand, so I recommend selecting a few to have ready for your next "Rainy Day"! Plastic Bottle Bowling Meet the Dubiens featured at Ucreate Alphabet Cookies at Momtastic Mini Marshmallow Popper at Real Simple DIY Shrinky Dinks at Curbly Paper Plate Ring Toss Game at A Little Learning for Two ABC Floor Circle at Totally Tots M&M Straw Game at Fun on a Dime Edible Jewelry at Kid Parties 1-2-3 DIY Vinyl Stickers at One Pearl Button Kitchen Roll Kaleidoscope at MiniEco Balloon Yo-Yo at TinkerLab Minute to Win It Games at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits Find more Minute to Win It games HERE Patterns for Coloring (Free Printables) at Patterns for Coloring Getting Paint & Markers ON Clothing at Filth Wizard Marshmallow & Toothpick Buildings at The Idea Room Lava Bottles at Meet the Dubiens Bubble Wrap Hop Scotch at Giverslog Animal Alphabet Letter Coloring Pages (Free Printables) at Daily Coloring Pages Homemade Squishy Balls (Playdough Filled Balloons) at Play Create Explore PVC Pipe Fort Tutorial at Angry Julie Monday Kool-Aid Play-Doh at Meet the Dubiens Indoor Paddle Ball with Balloons at Pen and Paper Flowers Jellyfish in a Bottle at Bhoomplay's Blog 32 Things to Make Using a Cardboard Box at Tip Junkie Homemade Ice Cream in a Baggie at 2 Little Hooligans Easy Kids Tent Reading Nook at Ana White Homemaker Salt & Glue Watercolor Paintings at Pink & Green Mama Dancing Oobleck at Housing a Forest Fireflies that Light Up at OhDeeDoh Sharpie Tie-Dying right here at Sun Scholars Blow Painting at Raising Sparks Masking Tape Town at Creative Contentment Easter Egg Wobble Heads at Crafting in the Rain Playdough Dress Ups at Inspiration Surrounds Creativity Abounds Hidden Picture Book (Free Printable) at Hippos & Dinosaurs No shortage of fun here!!!
Cute 'good manners' flash cards.
Kid Wall Art, Children Decor, Flash Cards, Kids Wall, Manner Flashcards, Manners Flashcards, Good Manners, Cards Kids, Kids Rooms
Children Decor Good Manners Flash Cards Kids Wall Art by loopzart - How cute are these???
Children Decor Good Manners 5 x 7 Flash Cards, Kids Wall Art set of 15. $25.00, via Etsy.
Children Decor Good Manners Flash Cards, Kids Wall Art set of 15, Children's Art
Children Decor Good Manners Flash Cards Kids Wall Art di loopzart.
manner flashcards. great wall art for kids room. stuff-i-love
good manner flashcards $16
Children Decor Good Manners Flash Cards, Kids Wall Art set of 15 in 4 x 6 , Children Room Decor, Nursery Art, Classroom Decor
Crafts Ideas, Arts Crafts, Crafts Food, Art And Crafts, Kids Crafts, Arts And Crafts, Kid Crafts
4th of july kids crafts | Patriotic Crafts for 4th of July
preschool fourth of july crafts - Google Search
Fun red, white and blue projects for your next arts and crafts for kids.
Kids Arts & Craft Projects
Kids Arts & Craft Projects
American Heritage Girls, Girl Guides, Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts, Kids Tent, Craft Projects For Kids, Girls Troop
Craft Project for Kids to Make a SitUpon | Ziggity Zoom. Project for American Heritage Girls?
Craft Project for Kids to Make a SitUpon & link to make Teepee
Craft Project for Kids to Make a SitUpon | Ziggity Zoom
"Sit Upon" perfect project for inside kids tent
Craft Project for Kids to Make a SitUpon
This craft activity for kids to make a situpon is perfect for summer craft time. Girl scouts and brownies can make these for camp. Great summer camp craft.
Crafts For Kids, Amusement Park, Backyard Teepee, Outdoor Fun, Kids Crafts, Diy Craft, Summer Fun, Kids Backyard
Backyard teepee in an afternoon (I'm so exccccited about this!!! I wonder if I could paint it with something to waterproof it somewhat.. )
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered. data-pin-do=
Summer Fun ... make a Backyard TeePee this summer ... full instructions | Ziggity Zoom
http://ziggityzoom.com/content/make-backyard-teepee-kids How to instructions
Build a teepee! Fun indoors or out! #DIY #CRAFT #CraftMonth
Fun Outdoor Crafts for Kids: Backyard Teepee
Kids Craft Projects & DIY Family & Mom Craft Ideas for Home & School- Preschool Educational Crafts and Art Projects and Ideas
10 DIY Lawn Games to Bring the Amusement Park Home