Blog Me Mom http://www.blogmemom.com Fun and easy kids Activities Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Art Activities for Kids : Scented Fizzy Paints http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-for-kids-scented-fizzy-paints/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=art-activities-for-kids-scented-fizzy-paints http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-for-kids-scented-fizzy-paints/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:48 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12835 Make sweet smelling homemade paints and then make them fizz. Easy art activities for kids that will “wow” them! The best part? you may have all the supplies in your kitchen.

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Art Activities for Kids : Scented Fizzy Paints

Make sweet smelling homemade paints and then make them fizz. Easy art activities for kids that will “wow” them! The best part? you may have all the supplies in your kitchen.

This post may include affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links, I will receive a small monetary compensation. Thanks for supporting the blog!

Materials
Kool- Aid  ( drink mix)

Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda)

Watercolor Paper/heavy paper

Paint Brush Set

Art Activities for Kids : Homemade paint with Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid is a flavored drink mix that come in small packets/envelops/sachet.  The above link will take you to the product page where you read more about the product.

Empty the Kool Aid powder in cups and add just enough water to make watery “paint”. The fragrance is just too good and your kids will be eagerly awaiting to dive in and paint with this kind of paint. A good break from the usual washable Kids Paint , don’t you think?

Use watercolor paper or any heavy paper like card stock paper.

Time to paint – paint with homemade paints!

Kool Aid Paint

Once the child is satisfied with the art she created with your homemade paint, it is time to move on the most exciting part of this art activity. If you are like me haha, you will not have closed the lid on your baking soda ( bicarbonate of soda) box properly and that would have resulted in baking soda chunks. Use those soda chunks and grate them over your art!

scented art that fizzes

Due to your amazing “closing the box” skill if you haven’t managed to create soda chunks, then all you can do is sprinkle the baking soda over your Kool-Aid art and watch the paper fizz, bang and erupt!

scented art project

This really is the most fun part of this art activity. The resulting effect is gorgeous to say the least. Combine the fun with the scent from the paint and texture the soda creates, you ( erm.. your kid!) can watch and do this art activity for hours!

erupting art

Alternative # 2

Another cool way to use the same materials is first make “baking soda” paint. Yeah, go the other way! Add water to 2 spoons of baking soda and make thick ( not too watery) paint and have the kid spread it over a thick sheet of paper

baking soda paint art projects forkids

Then you dip your paint brush in your Kool-Aid paints and gently place them on your baking soda paint. The immediate chemical reaction is astounding! The colors fizz and spread and result is beautiful art.

scientific art with eruptions

We experimented with gorgeous fizzy circles.

baking soda and kool aid art

My toddler insisted on making a fizzy butterfly. Print out a butterfly on a thick sheet of paper ( if you printer will take it) and have the child paint the butterfly with the “baking soda paint” first. Then she colors the butterfly with the Kool-Aid paint.

art projects with science twist

Tada! Fizzing Butterfly Art.

fizzing butterfly art

The Citric Acid in Kool-Aid reacts with the baking soda and makes those fun fizzies (resulting carbon-di-oxide) which are awesome to look at and give the art great texture.

Kool Aid Fizzing Art

The art actually stores pretty well. Once the art work are all dry, dust off the baking soda off of the paper and you can store them. They make great scratch and sniff art!

pastel fizzy art

More art activities for kids on our category page

Additional art projects for kids on our Pinterest Page

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Scented Fizz Art

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Outdoor Activities for Kids : Picture Book Hunt http://www.blogmemom.com/outdoor-activities-for-kids-picture-book-hunt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=outdoor-activities-for-kids-picture-book-hunt http://www.blogmemom.com/outdoor-activities-for-kids-picture-book-hunt/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:29:48 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12808 It’s warm and breezy at the same time here. To spice up our outdoor activities for kids and to incorporate some learning in there, we made this super simple “book hunt”. My children love scavenger hunts and when the weather is warm we do many, many treasure hunts.! Unfortunately I don’t blog much about our outdoor adventures.…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids : Picture Book Hunt

It’s warm and breezy at the same time here. To spice up our outdoor activities for kids and to incorporate some learning in there, we made this super simple “book hunt”. My children love scavenger hunts and when the weather is warm we do many, many treasure hunts.! Unfortunately I don’t blog much about our outdoor adventures. Last spring however I wrote about out sticky scavenger hunt we did along with my toddler. Spring is such a great time to get out of the house and enjoy nature – how about making some “spring flowers potions” and “fresh flowers play dough” ?

Outdoor Activities for Kids : Scavenger Hunt with books

The set up was simple. I gathered our favorite pictures and hit them among our bushes, trees and plants in our backyard.

easter book hunt

My daughter was very excited to play this “game”.  { She is a good reader now. If playing with beginning readers, visual clues will be better!} Learning through outdoor activities for kids is SUCH great combo that almost all children adore these kind of activities. The books were not that hard to find!

checking for books scavenger hunt with books

But instead of just giving her a list of books hidden around the backyard I gave her a set of clues. An example : ” A book about an egg-legged creature building a house”

 outdoor activities with picture books

Once she found the book, she would go down the list and check off the clue that is appropriate. Alternatively you can also suggest the child to solve the “book riddle” first and then go out for the hunt. Whatever works!

book riddles book hunt

Some books were hidden in very tricky places that it made the hunt more interesting. We would have played the game atleast 5 times! and we took turns in hiding the books.

caterpillar book hunt

 

Mix up this year Easter Egg hunt with a dash of literacy! Try out book hunt.

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More spring activities here

More outdoor activities for kids on our Pinterest Board

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Book Hunt with ideas for books

You many or may not use the same books I used for the book hunt. Yet, I created a simple list of all the book I used which has all the “cryptic clues” along with the answers.

Click here to download the file

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Fine Motor Activities : Sticky Lady Bug Craft http://www.blogmemom.com/fine-motor-activities-sticky-lady-bug-craft/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fine-motor-activities-sticky-lady-bug-craft http://www.blogmemom.com/fine-motor-activities-sticky-lady-bug-craft/#respond Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:32:18 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12792 Gotta love ladybugs right? This kids craft which doubles as a fun fine motor activity even toddlers can do is pretty straight forward. Although this lady bug craft needs *some* preparation it is not that bad in terms of time, money and energy. A  big plus is the fine motor workout even the little ones get.…

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Fine Motor Activities : Lady Bug Craft

Gotta love ladybugs right? This kids craft which doubles as a fun fine motor activity even toddlers can do is pretty straight forward. Although this lady bug craft needs *some* preparation it is not that bad in terms of time, money and energy. A  big plus is the fine motor workout even the little ones get.

Here is the “how-to”

Materials ( Click on these links to take you the product page) --BTW, I’m writing this not to make you click on the affiliate links so that I can earn big pennies but only because I receive emails asking where I purchased the said products. The links have all the details}

Black Poster Board { available at most craft stores and dollar stores}

Solid Red Contact Paper { Occasionally available at office supplies stores}


Googly Eyes
 { available at most craft stores and  dollar stores}
materials for ladybug craft

 

I used a foil pie plate to trace a large circle on both the poster board and the red contact paper. I also traced out smaller spots (circles) and a head using the same poster board. Cut out black antennae for the bug.

Without peeling the sticky back off of the contact paper I cut it into 2 halves.

Then I flipped the contact paper with sticky side up and carefully removed the backing.

Now I glued the 2 halves of the contact paper (sticky side facing towards you) to the black poster board with a little bit of black ( the body) showing.

Attach eyes and antennae.

Set out the “spots”  ( black circles from the poster board)

{ My 5.5 year old helped with this preparation. I always try to involve her during preparation for my 3 year old’s activities}

ladybug craft activities with sticky bug

Then it is time to get those spots on the lady bug. Contact paper works like a charm when doing fine motor activities with toddlers. Have you seen our “sticky garden” and “sticky apple tree”? Don’t forget our“sticky yarn” and “sticky scavenger hunt”

 fine motor activities with lady bug theme

I taped the lady bug on our window.

sticky lady bug on the window

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Sticky Lady Bug Fine Motor Activity

If you are looking for a more “save it and play over and again” type of activity – take a look at my friend Stephanie’s “Lady Bug Counting and Matching Set” — you will love it.

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Easter Egg Decoration : Space Eggs http://www.blogmemom.com/easter-egg-decoration-space-eggs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easter-egg-decoration-space-eggs http://www.blogmemom.com/easter-egg-decoration-space-eggs/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:23:04 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12783 Decorate your Easter eggs with these basic supplies and make cool looking space eggs! Kids will love this Easter eg decorating activity.

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Materials { affiliate links to the products are provided at the end of the post} 2 hard boiled white eggs Black acrylic paint Gold and silver glitter glue Paint brush

Easter eggs decorations with kids don’t have to be hard and complicated.…

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Easter Egg Decoration : Space Eggs

Decorate your Easter eggs with these basic supplies and make cool looking space eggs! Kids will love this Easter eg decorating activity.

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Materials { affiliate links to the products are provided at the end of the post}
  • 2 hard boiled white eggs
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Gold and silver glitter glue
  • Paint brush

Easter eggs decorations with kids don’t have to be hard and complicated. Today’s Easter project shows you the simplest way to decorate eggs for Easter with your kids.

materials

Propping the hard boiled egg on a hunk of play dough which in turn was placed on a paper turned out be a great idea. My kids were able to paint the egg like a canvas without having to touch the egg on the painted parts. When they wanted to paint the other side, all they had to do was to turn the paper. Turn it and start painting the other side of the egg.

easter egg decoration

 

Once the paint dried (which took about 3 minutes – we used black acrylic paint) all we did was to decorate the Easter eggs with gold and silver glue and make them space eggs.

There wasn’t any rhyme or reason while decorating Easter eggs with kids. My 3 year old just stared applying the glitter glue over the black eggs.

apply glitter glue on egg

She loved this golden glop egg.

easter egg craft-golden eggs

While my 5 year old wanted to achieve a very uniform and clean patterned egg my 3 year old’s only mission was to empty the glitter glue bottle on the egg { at the same place!}

golden glop eggs

When you let the glitter glue dry for a day or two the glue just flattens out leaving a beautiful shimmer print.

space eggs easter decoration

Lots of shiny dots on this space egg.

glitter glue eggs

How do you decorate Easter eggs with your kids? Give me some ideas in the comments!

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Easter egg decorating activities with kids Making space eggs

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Art Activities for kids : Rolling Pin Yarn Prints http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-kids-rolling-pin-yarn-prints/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=art-activities-kids-rolling-pin-yarn-prints http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-kids-rolling-pin-yarn-prints/#respond Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12744 Make vibrantly colored prints with rolling pins and yarn. An exciting process art for toddlers.

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Welcome to the 4th installment of our easy art projects for kids series we are doing along side many bloggers (listed at the end of the post)

Here are our previous installments:

Exploring Water colors Exploring Resist Art Exploring Crayons

Today’s art activity is revolves around our topic for the week : Exploring String Art

Materials

Rolling Pins  Glue/hot glue Yarn Paint ( we used neon paints)

Process

There are two ways to wrap your rolling pins with yarn.…

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Art Activities for kids : Rolling Pin Yarn Prints

Make vibrantly colored prints with rolling pins and yarn. An exciting process art for toddlers.

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links, i receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting the blog!

Welcome to the 4th installment of our easy art projects for kids series we are doing along side many bloggers (listed at the end of the post)

Here are our previous installments:

Today’s art activity is revolves around our topic for the week : Exploring String Art

Materials

  • Rolling Pins 
  • Glue/hot glue
  • Yarn
  • Paint ( we used neon paints)

Process

There are two ways to wrap your rolling pins with yarn. Since I didn’t plan this art activity well ahead of time (!) I resorted to using hot glue. I hot glued one end of the yarn to one end of the rolling pin. I went ahead and tightly wrapped the yarn around the rolling pin and ended up hot gluing the other end of the yarn to the pin. For additional security you can hot glue the middle part as well. Alternatively you can dip the yarn in regular white glue and then wrap it around the rolling pin. It will probably take a day or two for the glue to dry and the pin to be ready for art activities. Get creative with your wrapping design. My 5.5 year year old and I did our wrapping,

materials need for yarn printing

When I was about to squirt one paint per platter, my 3 year old suggested we “rainbowfy” our art project { all our rainbow activities here} Not true rainbow, but all her favorite colors were added in intervals.

rainbow string art

Then she was more than happy to roll her rolling pins over the vibrant neon paints to first get all her paints mixed up.  Then on a large sheet of paper she enjoyed making big and beautiful prints with yarn. The prints were so beautiful and clear and the toddler was in art heaven with this fun process art. It was all about the motion for her!

art activities for kids with yarn and color

Big Sister wanted to join in as well and chose her favorite colors. Can you spot the green that was created with rolling action over the blue and yellow?

orange colored yarn printing

The she made her gorgeous yarn prints .

art activities for kids with rolling yarn

There is no product we need to achive in this fun toddler art. It was all about getting their favorite colors on the yarn and transfering them to paper. Juts look at those yarn prints!

 process art for toddlers with yarn and rolling pin

I had rolling pins of various sizes for a reason.

Sprocess art for toddlers rolling paint

The smaller yarn wrapped rollong pins really helped her with her fine motor skills.

 art activities for kids with rolling paint dipped yarn

Finally our wonderful and colorful process art was completed..I can’t get enough of these rolling pins.

colored yarn prints

That was not all. When I removed the yarn from the pins, I was pleasantly surprised to be left with these gorgeous multi -colored yarn

 result beautiful yarn

So we extended the yarn art activity.

rainbow yarn

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Art activities for kids on our category page

Printmaking  Rainbow Yarn Art 4th installment in our ART SERIES hosted by multiple blogs.

Stop by the following blogs for more gorgeous string art activities

 String Art for Kids Using Styrofoam and Toothpicks from Buggy and Buddy

String Art Easter Cross from Housing A Forest

Rubber Band Art from Babble Dabble Doo

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Hi friends, we are very glad to have contributed to a resourceful new e-book. Do you have toddlers or babies in your life and feel coming up with baby activities is so challenging? We, in collaboration with other bloggers have put together a book with GREAT activities for babies and toddlers.

Click here to read the review post

baby book

Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
  • There are additional 50 links to whole new ideas for play.
  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.
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Sensory Activities for Kids : Silky Soft Goop Recipe http://www.blogmemom.com/sensory-activities-for-kids-silky-soft-goop-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sensory-activities-for-kids-silky-soft-goop-recipe http://www.blogmemom.com/sensory-activities-for-kids-silky-soft-goop-recipe/#respond Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:18:44 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12720  

2  ingredient silky smooth goop recipe!

 

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We usually do all of our sensory activities on a whim. I almost always involve my children when we are experimenting with a few materials and they love that part the best.…

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Sensory Activities for Kids : Silky Soft Goop Recipe

 

2  ingredient silky smooth goop recipe!

 

This post may contain affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting the blog!

We usually do all of our sensory activities on a whim. I almost always involve my children when we are experimenting with a few materials and they love that part the best. By that process many of our sensory activities for kids become science experiments as well.

So what is this silky smooth goop recipe?

It is only the smoothest, softest goop that has enthralled my kids to no bounds that they christened it” fur goop”, “cloud goop”, “glue goop”, “super soft goop” . Just a few names they used to express the fantastic smooth texture they were experiencing with this awesome goop.

 

flowing silky smooth goop recipe

Doesn’t this sensory activity look so fun? It sure was. The goop oozed and flowed freely. They picked it up by the handful and let it flow back into the tub…

sensory activities for kids goop in hands

The goop  started off a teeny bit sticky. But the more they played with it the softer, smoother and less sticky it became.

smooth oobleck play

The texture was squishy although they don’t mold into a ball or anything.. It is very free flowing.

kids playing with goop- sensory activities for kids

soft goop recipe

 flowing goop

The kids finally requested color ( I was surprised that they waited that long for color!) But it turned out great since with all the white you can see how smooth and fluffy the actual goop is.

We added a bit of Kool-Aid (unsweetened drink mix) to it. But you could add any color ( we love the Wilton Gel Food Colors and the Sax Liquid Watercolors)

mixing colors in soft goop recipe

Sensory Activities for language skills and critical/scientific thinking

I can’t say enough about engaging in sensory activities with the kids! It really brings out the vocabulary in them. My kids used so many words to describe  the texture. My 5 year old asked quite a few science based questions in terms of the ingredients ( why doesn’t it turn into solid when I press it” – you will understand the meaning of this question when you see the materials used )

Materials Needed( links to products used provided below)

Liquid Starch

Cornstarch

Process

making smooth goop

For very 1/2 cup of cornstarch (cornflour) add 2 ounces of liquid starch and go from there.

For our activity I had about 2 cups of cornstarch(cornflour) and a bit more than 8 ounces of liquid starch.

Keep mixing the liquid starch to the cornstarch until you get a free-flowing silky soft goop.

Please Note : this will NOT be a non-Newtonian substance meaning it will not behave like regular oobleck. Regular cornstarch+water mixture will behave like a solid when applied pressure (pressing it) but will behave like a liquid when let loose. This silky smooth goop does not have that property since we are using liquid starch instead of water but the texture is to die for!

Liquid starch in itself is a mixture of cornstarch, oil, soap and other substances.. Combining these two materials has resulted in a goop with an amazing texture.

Thanks for reading

More sensory activities for kids can be found on our category page

Check out our sudsy goop recipe

Our super fun color changing goop

Rainbow Goop here

Here is a gorgeous edible glow in the dark goop from Fun at home with kids

A frozen watermelon goop from Learn Play Imagine

A dancing Goop from Housing A Forest

A new goop recipe which is SILKY SMOOTH from Blog Me Mom

Products Used

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Hi friends, we are very glad to have contributed to a resourceful new e-book. Do you have toddlers or babies in your life and feel coming up with baby activities is so challenging? We, in collaboration with other bloggers have put together a book with GREAT activities for babies and toddlers.

Click here to read the review post

baby book

Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
  • There are additional 50 links to whole new ideas for play.
  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.
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Homemade Paint Recipes : Glowing Puffy Paint http://www.blogmemom.com/homemade-paint-recipes-glowing-puffy-paint/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=homemade-paint-recipes-glowing-puffy-paint http://www.blogmemom.com/homemade-paint-recipes-glowing-puffy-paint/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:06:21 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12697 Engaging in art activities for kids in itself is fun. Add to the fact that you get creative with homemade paint is icing on the cake! Make this simple glowing puffy paint and enjoy with your children

Glow in the dark activities for kids has been popular for a while now but we haven;t quite gotten deep into that realm simply because I could never find the elusive black light.…

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Homemade Paint Recipes : Glowing Puffy Paint

Engaging in art activities for kids in itself is fun. Add to the fact that you get creative with homemade paint is icing on the cake! Make this simple glowing puffy paint and enjoy with your children

Glow in the dark activities for kids has been popular for a while now but we haven;t quite gotten deep into that realm simply because I could never find the elusive black light. Finally After seeing Babble Dabble Doo’s glowing process art I purchased the light online and the purchase was worth every single penny. I under estimated the fun factor which comes along with glow in the dark activities. Oh My God! We couldn’t stop with the squeals, giggles and the “ wow.. look at that. How beautiful” Let me stop gushing over this glowing homemade paint recipe and move on the actual art project.

The recipe is the same one we have always been using. The ever-so popular microwave puffy paint. Although this time I didn’t quite get the measurements right and the paint did not puff big enough it was still a gorgeous process even if the paint doesn’t puff. The pictures will you the story!

The fluorescent paint we used to get the glowing pigment was purchased online.

MATERIALS

With 4 bottles of glow in the dark homemade puffy paint we found a nice dark spot and set out cut up cereal boxes as canvas. You just need heavy material to do this art project. We go with cereal boxes or cut up card board boxes.

The children were let loose with the squeeze bottles filled with these gorgeous homemade paints.

glowing puffy paint bottles

They squeezed and made glowing puddles.

My older one ( 5.5 yrs)  loved making dotty pictures

making art for kids using puffy paint

homemade glow art

My toddler really wanted to empty the entire contents on a single sheet. She also made sure she emptied the entire bottle on the same place.. haha for the little ones it was all about the process.

homemade glow art

homemade paint recipe art activities

We experimented with pour painting using this homemade puffy paint. I bent a cardboard sheet and placed it at angle. Then we started pouring all he colors over the slanted side. The flowing glowing paint was a beautiful sight!

homemade puffy glow paint

After microwaving the art

puffed glowing puffy paint

 Homemade Paint Recipes : Glowing Puffy Paint

 Materials { Links to products provided for your reference}

 Process

Add water to ½ cup flour until you get a nice thick mixture which flows freely. Make sure you remove all the lumps. Add the 2 tsp of  baking powder

Choose a fluorescent color tub and empty its content.

To have the brightest glow one tube of fluorescent color is needed for about ½ cup of flour. You can do 1 cup too but the glow will be kind of subdued. You can scroll up and see the difference. The brightest orange is ½ cup flour and the pink is 1 cup flour.

Once the art is done zap it in the microwave for about 30 seconds in 10 seconds intervals.

 Thanks for reading

Homemade Glow In the Dark Puffy Paint Recipe  Blog Me Mom

More art activities for kids on our category page

Homemade art and play recipes here

I love Learn Play Imagine for her creative homemade paint recipes.

 

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Homemade Play dough recipe : Spring and Easter theme http://www.blogmemom.com/homemade-play-dough-recipe-spring-and-easter-theme/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=homemade-play-dough-recipe-spring-and-easter-theme http://www.blogmemom.com/homemade-play-dough-recipe-spring-and-easter-theme/#respond Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:46:22 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12690 It’s time for the gorgeous colors of spring and Easter to show up on our homemade play dough. Making play dough at home at so simple and this homemade play dough recipe cannot get simpler. All you need are our some basic pantry ingredients and you are on your way to having some gorgeous colored play dough for the kids.…

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Homemade Play dough recipe : Spring and Easter theme

It’s time for the gorgeous colors of spring and Easter to show up on our homemade play dough. Making play dough at home at so simple and this homemade play dough recipe cannot get simpler. All you need are our some basic pantry ingredients and you are on your way to having some gorgeous colored play dough for the kids.

Making themed play dough is a great to way to introduce or fun or even continue learning. The children adore practicing their fine motor skills and cutting skills using just a hunk of play dough. { eg: using beads on play dough} Our was super soft, stretchy and smooth.

easter playdough balls

I set out our homemade play dough and few of the kid’s favorite accessories and they all had fun exploring the new materials.

materials for easter playdough homemade playdough

They created and decorated play dough Easter eggs. They enjoyed making bunnies and flowers to make things more festive and cheery.

playing with easter homemade playdough

My kids even enjoyed making prints using the clothes they were wearing. The play dough was so soft and supple.

prints on homemade playdough

More fine motor practice using bead, sequins, googly eyes and etc on play dough.

 creatures with homemade playdough

Spring and Easter themed homemade play dough recipe

  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 TBSP boiling water
  • 1.5 TBSP Salt
  • 1/2 TBSP Cream of Tartar
  • 1- 1.5 TBSP Oil
  • 1/4 TSP glycerin
  • 3 drops of gel food color

To get the smoothest, stretchiest, super supple play dough follow the measurements and directions.

  • Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the oil and quickly add the food coloring on top of the oil.
  • Now add the  boiling water reserving the 1/2tbsp of water for later
  • Once the desired color is achieved add the 1/2 TBSP of water to get a really smooth and soft play dough.

I really loved the color of our play dough and would highly recommend the following brand. This entire set of Wilton Gel Food colors were great!

Spring & Easter playdough

Check out our very popular chilled play dough recipe.

For more homemade play dough recipes I’d love for you to check out Nurture Store’s Homemade Play dough ebook.

Do your kids love playing with play dough and can’t get enough of it? Then this wonderful book packed with so many great homemade play dough recipes and play ideas is for you! It has many cooked, no-cook, scented play dough recipes along with ideas for pairing different materials with play dough. So many activities to last a year!

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40+ Easter Treats for Kids http://www.blogmemom.com/40-easter-treats-for-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=40-easter-treats-for-kids http://www.blogmemom.com/40-easter-treats-for-kids/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:44:03 +0000 http://www.blogmemom.com/?p=12580 With Easter around the corner, here is a delicious collection of Easter treats for kids. All the easter recipes have been categorized by theme. Enjoy!

Bunnies

1. Easter Snack Idea: Egg Bunny from Cute Food For Kids

2. Easter Bunny Cake Pops! from The Partiologist

3. Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats from B-InspiredMama

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40+ Easter Treats for Kids

With Easter around the corner, here is a delicious collection of Easter treats for kids. All the easter recipes have been categorized by theme. Enjoy!

Bunnies

1. Easter Snack Idea: Egg Bunny from Cute Food For Kids

2. Easter Bunny Cake Pops! from The Partiologist

3. Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats from B-InspiredMama

Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats
Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats

4. Bunny Cupcakes from The Gourmet Mom

5. Easter Treats for Kids from A Little Tipsy

6. Crochet Bunny and Easter Snacks for Kids from Yarnovations

7. Easter Bunny Cake from 123HomeSchool4Me

Easter Bunny Cake
Easter Bunny Cake

Carrots

1. Flower pot carrot dirt dessert from Momma’s Fun World

Flower pot carrot dirt dessert

Flower pot carrot dirt dessert

2. Carrots in Dirt from Our Dish

3. Carrot Patch Cupcakes from Frog Prince Paperie

4. Fun Carrot recipes for Kids from Kids Creative Chaos

5. Carrot Patch Pudding Cups from KidZui Blog

6. Stacked Carrot Cookies from She Knows

  Chicks

 1. Baby Chick Cheese Balls – cute little appetizers for Easter dinner from Hungry Happenings

2. CHOCOLATE COVERED PEEPS, GUMMIES AND OREOS! from Your Home Based Mom

3. Easter Peep Pops – Food Fun Friday from Mess For Less

Easter Peep Pops
Easter Peep Pops

4. Chick Cupcakes for an Easter Extravaganza! from Bird On Cake

5. Coconut Chick Cake Balls from Hungry Happenings

6. Easy Easter Treat: Lollipop Chicks from Red Ted Art

Easy Easter Treat: Lollipop Chicks
Easy Easter Treat: Lollipop Chicks

Sheep/Lamb

1. Muffin Tin Monday- Easter Lamb from JDaniel4′s Mom

Muffin Tin Monday- Easter Lamb

Muffin Tin Monday- Easter Lamb

2. Lamb Cakes – Perfect for Easter treats! from Amanda Parker and Family

3. Chick and Lamb Cookie Pops from Shop Country Kitchen

4. Little Lamb Easter Cookies from That Really Frosts Me

5. Lion and Lamb Easter Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade

6. Mmmm. Mutton. from Project Dennele

Cookies

1. Easter Confetti Cookies from Mountain Mama Cooks

2. Fun & Easy Easter Cookies for Kids! from Paging Fun Mums

Fun & Easy Easter Cookies for Kids!

Fun Easy Easter Cookies for Kids!

3. EASTER MACARONS from A Taste of Koko

4. Easter Basket Cookies from Mom’s Test Kitchen

5. Easter Sugar Cookie Globe from Sun Scholars

Easter Sugar Cookie Globe

Easter Sugar Cookie Globe

6. Easter Nest Cookies from Mom vs The Boys

Bread

1. Journey to Easter (Day 4): Resurrection Rolls from Motherhood on a Dime

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls

2. Easter Fun…Resurrection Rolls from Smashed Peas and Carrots

3. Easter Bunny Rolls from High on the Hog

4. How To Teach The Easter Story To Kids: Resurrection Rolls from Techmama

How To Teach The Easter Story To Kids

How To Teach The Easter Story To Kids

5. Easter Traditions – Italian Easter Bread from Tailor Made Momma

 Eggs

1. Crispy Rice Treat Eggs from Mama Papa Bubba

Crispy Rice Treat Eggs

Crispy Rice Treat Eggs

2. Egg-ceptional Cereal Treats from Super Moms 360

3. Cereal Treat Easter Eggs from In Katrina’s Kitchen

4. Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats from Sweet Treats and More

5. Eat: Yogurt Berry Popsicle Eggs from Play Eat Grow

Eat Yogurt Berry Popsicle Eggs

Eat Yogurt Berry Popsicle Eggs

6. Chickie Eggs from Just Jenn Recipes

That’s all folks!

Hope you found a couple of fun Easter recipes to enjoy with your family

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Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
  • There are additional 50 links to whole new ideas for play.
  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.
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Art activities for kids : Spring Flower Art

Fun and easy absorption art activities for kids using water colors and cotton rounds. Then turn them into a fun spring craft for kids.

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links you have our thanks for supporting the blog!

We really do love art activities for kids here on the blog and we have recently done plenty of spring art activities and spring crafts for kids. Today we are exploring absorption again with liquid watercolors. We have already done this cotton rounds art previously ( and it has been one of our popular posts) The reason we are revisiting this is simply because my 5 year old started creating some figures with the colored cotton rounds. Well, then it is time for another blog post and THIS time unlike last time we did this art activity I KNOW what I’m doing with my camera haha.

Spring Crafts for Kids : Cotton Rounds Flowers

Materials ( affiliate links for your reference)

Liquid Watercolors

Transfer Pipettes

Cotton Rounds

materials for cotton rounds art project

I purchased the cotton rounds at the local supermarket. The water colors and pipettes were purchased online. The above links will take you to the product page.

Just like many of our art activities, this again is very open ended where the adult’s part is done after setting out the materials. The children transfer the liquid water colors using the pipette on to the cotton rounds. They can observe the colors being absorbed by the material. The entire process of the colors spreading is quite mesmerizing for their eyes.

dropping watercolors on cotton rounds

 I enjoyed watching my children explore the colors and squeal with delight every time the colors spread out. This is also a great opportunity to explore more color mixing…{ Tip: It is best to do this activity on top of a plastic sheet since the children do tend to go overboard with the watercolors and the colors will seep through the cotton rounds. You can gently suggest the kids to use only drops of the watercolors.)

dropping liquid watercolors on cotton rounds spring art project for kids

It was exciting to see my 5 year old’s work. The pattern has definitely advanced since the last time we did this art activity. Now her design even more purposeful and well thought out.

spring art with watercolors

Once they are done creating with the gorgeous liquid watercolors, it is time to set the cotton rounds to dry. As you can gauge the simplicity of art activities for kids like these, you will realize that these are perfect toddler art activities.

spring absorption art with watercolors

We left them to dry for a day and the followin day more color mixing happened and the results were spectacular.

cotton rounds absorption art with watercolors

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How to turn this art activity for kids into spring crafts for kids

I had planned on leaving them out like that but my daughter had other plans. I caught her making patterns with them and she ended up with a flowers, caterpillars, snakes, abstract design..

spring art with flowers

Now wasn’t that a fun spring craft? Don’t forget to involve your  toddler in this super easy art project.

Absorption Art for Spring Blog Me Mom

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Hi friends, we are very glad to have contributed to a resourceful new e-book. Do you have toddlers or babies in your life and feel coming up with baby activities is so challenging? We, in collaboration with other bloggers have put together a book with GREAT activities for babies and toddlers.

Click here to read the review post

baby book

Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
  • There are additional 50 links to whole new ideas for play.
  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.

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