I bought some cheese cloth from the dollar store.
We put it on a tray (we use boot trays for activities like this)
I set up some food colouring and small containers of water.
Use squeeze bottles or eye droppers if you’d prefer to water down your dye.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED Shrink Art.
My 14 year old daughter made these ones with me today. Aren’t they pretty?
Simply draw, cut and bake!
We put holes in ours before baking and then hung them from a branch in the window.
You’ll need a silicone candy mold set.
I bought this set at Michaels for $22 -minus 50% off with the coupon on the app.
I will have a TON of different ideas for how to use these molds! They’re a fabulous add to your craft cupboard.
Carefully – Fill each section with hot glue!
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Thanks so much to those who have already placed orders.
When I went to contest winner Kathys house, I thought I’d be doing a little makeover of her small home daycare space… (see the first post below)
Playground Makeover – Before and After -Part 1
I was asked to do a Kindergarten playground makeover. After meeting with the staff and walking through the area, I happily agreed to the project.
I was working on a budget – attempting to stretch it out as far as possible.
A big dome mirror is my favourite add to any playground. It’s an excellent tool for exploration, a fun surface for sensory play, brightens and lightens a dark area, can help to eliminate problem playground ‘blind spots’ and its also fun for goofy-face-making-play.
If creating a big mud kitchen seems like too much work… start with a simple stove top.
This one is light and easy to move around (on the deck, at the beach, out in the woods etc…) Add a few pots and pans and you can set up a little kitchen space just about anywhere!
Why have a sandbox, when you can have a sand-BOAT!
So I was at the dump the other day (far too many of my stories start this way…) and in the Scrap Metal bin… A Boat! I asked a friend to help me pull it out, and my honey to borrow a truck and pick it up (he doesn’t even bat an eye anymore) I pulled it down into the forest… Decorated it a little… Filled it with sand and it’s ready for play!
The day that I picked this up at the dump I was super excited.
It’s a large culvert pipe – or – an amazing playground tunnel 🙂