Thanks to our family sending this link for Salt Dough Eggs, we had a fun activity for or week. This was a fun way to combine art, science, & math.
Recipe for Salt Dough Easter Eggs
Mix up your favorite salt dough recipe. For this project, I used the following recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms. Kneading the dough a couple times can help make it smoother.
Roll it out (I rolled mine to 1/4 inch thick) and cut out desired shapes.
*Don’t forget to make a hole if you want to be able to hang it. (A straw works great).
Bake at 250* for 2 hours.
A & S had fun helping measure and make the dough.
We have not done much with messy activities lately, and now I might remember why… We usually use liquid food coloring, but only had gel food coloring, so I used that… Not quite as good. But, the kids had fun, mostly…
I started with a little foam Shaving cream, then a couple of drops of food coloring, then a bit more shaving cream to hide the color. I used the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) with the hopes of talking about mixing colors.
Today after school we decided it would be a great day to do our 3 Little Pigs Activity.
To prep for this I wrote down my ideas, did a bit of searching, and came up with my ideas. Here I have a few options depending on time & how it is going. The nice thing about this is I now have some ideas set for future days if needed. 🙂
Categories: Art, Books, Homeschool, Science
Tags: Activities, Art, Cooperation, Events, Fine Motor, Follow Directions, Friends, Homeschool, Kids
Today we had a friend come over and did some crafts for upcoming Valentine’s Day.
We got the Hand Made Modern Hearts from Target, then I used my Cricut Maker to cut hearts out of the Adhesive Foil.
Categories: Art, Independence
So for Christmas I am getting my mom a phone stand, but I am using my Cricut to personalize it! (Don’t worry, even though I am writing it now, I will post it after she gets her present.) Well, actually I am going to print this out & send it along with the gift and then post it. 🙂
So I thought about things that my mom likes, sewing, roses, music, friends, to name a few. Then I looked at images and found a few I liked and played around with them. I ended up choosing a rose.
Then I weeded the extra vinyl away, used some Cricut transfer tape, and then was able to easily place it smoothly on the stand.
Next I decided to add an image tho the bottom of the stand. (That way even when a phone is on the stand you can still see some design.)
This I am very proud of because it is my first own original design works. It was a learning process and a few hiccups along the way, but it did indeed turn out as the vision in my head! Now she will always be able trip look at the stand and, phone on or off, see a reminder of my love.
I love you mom!
Today we had friends over and experimented with fun art. We started with white tiles from Home Depot (A whole $0.08 each!), Sharpies, and Rubbing Alcohol. First we drew on our tiles with our Sharpies.
Then we used eye droppers to drop 91% Rubbing Alcohol on our tiles.
Which then lead to experimenting with ways to move the rubbing alcohol around the tile. We tried blowing, straws, tilting, & paper towels.
(A then had a blast making art on her tile and then making art on paper towels. She has a large stack of them saved up, wait till you see her custom wrapping paper!)
Then we learned that we could do a later of maker and then rubbing alcohol, let it dry, and then add another drawing on top. Stencils worked great for adding the additional images.
And one of the best things we learned through this process was, if you don’t like it, just add more rubbing alcohol to the tile & wipe it dry!
Here are some of our masterpieces!
After these have dried I will seal them with a coat of Polyurethane and add some felt to the bottom.
Categories: Art, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, Creating, Curiosity., Drawing, Fine Motor, Friends, Homeschool, Imagination, Kids, Learning
This month we are focusing on being Thankful and ways to show Kindness towards others. To help with this we have crated a Thankful Tree where the leaves are handwritten notes of what we are thankful for.
So to help spread this mindset we started our tree on our Family Diner night so our friends could join with us. I was very happy with how engaged everyone was and the time and thought they put into their leaves.
Categories: Art, Crafts, Fine Motor, Homeschool, Responsibilities, Theme Day, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, Caring, Craft, Creating, Cricut, Feelings, Fine Motor, Friends, Help, Homeschool, Kindness, Learning, Listening, manners, Questions, Responsibilities, Scissors, Sharing, Thankful, Theme
So recently I bought myself a Cricut Maker. (A smart cutting machine.) So after the sample card they suggested making I decided to try & make some decorations for our Fall/Halloween party.
(This one I framed and then added little battery powered wire lights behind it.)
A day off from school, rain, & a bit of a cough means it is the perfect day to finally try Pouring Paint!
First we set up some large cardboard boxes on the floor (easiest way to contain the mess with 2 kids), & got our supplies ready. A & S each picked 3 colors to start with.
We had 1 cup for each color. Then we added Pouring Medium to each cup & stirred it well.
Today we have been focusing on Feelings. (Happy, silly, scared, worried, strong, ect.) So the Kiwi Crate box fit right in today with Music.
We started by talking about what are ways that you can show emotion. They came up with things like: drawing, words, face (smile, frown), dancing. Then dancing lead us to talk about what you hear when you dance sometimes…music!
So we read the story & had great discussions about many aspects of music, instruments, & feelings.
Categories: Art, Homeschool, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, Craft, Creating, Feelings, Fine Motor, Follow Directions, Homeschool, Kiwi Crate, Learning, Listening, Music, Sharing, Sounds., Taking Turn, working together