Today we covered our kid table with aluminum foil, held in places with painters tape. (We find ourselves using painters tape (great ways to make quick roads/obstacle courses on the floor) & Foil Tape (best way to hold pieces of cardboard together) so often!) Spread the drop cloth underneath and then got out some paint. We also used this opportunity to try out our new fun shaped rollers & dabbers. We squirted a bit of paint right onto the foil and let them go. (It was fun watching them work together squeezing the bottles and painting on the same big area).
Categories: Art, Uncategorized
I had a couple extra glass doors from any old medicine cabinet, so I decided to try a DIY Stained Glass project. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, but even more I had fun doing it.
First I picked a deign for my window. Then I half traced/free-handed the design on with a Sharpie.
Next I used a combination of black paint and regular white Elmer’s glue to make the thick black lines.
Then I used clear glue and colored paint mixed together to paint in the rest of the design.
Next time I would probably use a little more glue to paint ratio.
Categories: Art, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, DIY
The 2018 Winter Olympics have started! To celebrate we held an Olympic Party! We had everything from Olympic games, Olympic themed foods, & great friends.
So we had the opportunity to watch a College hockey game at our alma mater a few weeks ago with family. This was a first for S, but A’s second game. The kids enjoyed it, especially the live marching band. And after we got home it was all S could talk about. So I grabbed some cardboard box, tape, & scissors & got to work making a couple hockey sticks and a puck. I ended up putting some plastic knives between 2 pieces of cardboard before taping them together for added stability. And it worked like a charm.
A found an empty water bottle & wanted to put stuff in it. She started with a rock & then wanted to add water, so we did. Which of course lead to the discussion of, “what happened” & “why”. (It sunk & because it is small). Which lead to other objects being put in & making guesses as to what would happen.
It was fun watching them make guesses, usually based on what happened before. Then they started shaking it, which lead to observations & discussions about was happening. Fun, impromptu exploring life!
SKILLS: Observations, Predictions, Float/Sink.
A has been showing interest in time. (Well she is getting frustrated with not understanding how much time there is until things.) So we have created a daily center that has a timeline & clips for our daily activities.
So we set up this project several days ago. Took it out a couple times to do it, but got busy & put it back in the freezer. Today was the day for our ice excavation.
Today we decided to spend our morning doing a creative art project. First we cut pictures out of a magazine. Then using glue sticks (slightly less messy than squeeze bottles) attached them to a big paper. Then we proceeded to complete the picture by drawing what we thought would go with it. We cut out a skirt & A drew the rest of the person. We cut out a blob & S saw a butterfly & then a person. We cut out a shoe & made it a hat. The possibilities are endless!
SLILLS: Fine Motor (cutting, gluing, drawing), Imagination, Storytelling
Skis or ice skates, whichever you would call them the kids are having a blast today!
A & S have been wanting to go ice skating, but it is a bit too cold for the outside rink. So today we turned the newest delivery packages into skis! (Or as A calls them, ice skates).
S got some matchbox cars for Christmas. So to go along with his other cars we decided make a track/ garage from our cardboard boxes. After scrolling through Pinterest, I got some neat ideas. S helped me measure, tape, and hold parts in place.
S was so excited he got right to playing as we were still making it! Then after we picked A up she was excited to see what we made. Countless hours have been spent with this creation today!
*Note: I would like to decorate it with roads & whatnot, but the kids seem to love it just the way it is.