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    balloon printing ~ Hungry Caterpillar!

    FIREWORKS!! Dip your pipe cleaner in the paint and stamp away!

    okra = flower stamp!

    Summer fun - knock ping pong balls off golf tees with water guns camping fun, bug out fun, summer nights

    Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults!

    Paint that grows. Mix 1 cup flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and enough water to make consistency of pancake batter. Divide into 4 parts and put in snack size Ziploc baggies along with food coloring. Squish it around to mix up the colors. Rubber band like icing bag and snip tiny hole. Squeeze to paint and then pop paper in microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow.

    balloon ping pong... why didn't I think of this?

    outlines of famous works of art for kids to color - so wonderful!!

    Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi: Toilet Paper Roll Stamps

    Bell Pepper Shamrocks {St. Patrick's Day Craft for Kids}

    macaroni snow flakes- brilliant kid craft idea!

    little radish army. ha!!

    Jello & Cool Whip "Cat in the Hat" snack

    Soda bottle bottom!!

    Owl made out of a pinecone and cotton balls.

    Toddler Activity Tray Ideas

    Color classification activity w/ paint chips. This would be so helpful for my Z, who gets confused over "light blue" and "dark blue."

    box of stars! stab a box with scissors to make holes, poke christmas lights through, and plug in. super fun play spot!

    Indoor Balloon Tennis from Toddler Approved. I might do this with wooden spoons, just so the game would last a little longer before SJ destroyed his "racket."

    I know its not PC but doesn't it look like fun!! Maybe try reusing the pasta rather than just binning it after one activity. Step-by-step instructions for how to "Dye Your Own Pasta" plus color sorting activities and ideas.

    Paper plate hat parade!


    Ice Cream Dough

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    Quiet time or restaurant activity Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.