Archive for the ‘Kids Crafts and Activities’ Category
Today’s kids craft project is how to make swimming fishes. I wasn’t really sure what to call it, so I had let my daughter pick out a name for this project and she named it Swimming Fishes. In all reality that is what these fish were meant to do in this project. It actually turned out really nice as the texture on the fiber board make it look like water. The fish just pop out of the painting. We are going to put a frame on once we are totally finished. We still have more fish to paint. I thought this went nicely with the theme love summer art. As when you think of the beach, you think of the ocean. At least we do. The ocean is one place we have yet to see.
My daughter has been wanting to paint a lady bug on a huge rock she found down at the beach. So I thought it would be fun if each week I publish a How-to YouTube video with step by step directions of different kids crafts. This week you are in for a treat as I am posting a second video this weekend. It will be an ocean/summer theme. This first week was a test for me to get use to the editing. I still have things to figure out such as the music and other things. It is work in progress.
One of my favorite things to use during crafts to make homemade gifts is a crafting modge podge. One of the easiest gifts we have made are some homemade coasters. They are super easy and fun to make. This time around we have used Angel Craft Podge Semi Gloss.
Angel Craft Podge is a new product to me. This is a semi glass. It glues, seals, and protects. The nice thing about this bottle is it has its own built in brush on the cap. We tried to use it for our project, however we needed to grab a bigger brush to cover more area.
Sunday I had decided I wanted to try making a bubble solution for my daughter and her friend. It was a gorgeous weekend and I wanted to have some fun before the rain/storms came this week. My daughter and I had ran to the store to pick up the ingredients. We mixed them together, but the solution had to sit for two hours. I think that was the longest two hours of the day for these girls, who were patiently waiting.
We have been working on our ocean and theme and one of the things we have recently made was a paper mache whale. Both my kids are working on an ocean theme, however my daughter was working on the Blue Whale. I had my son make one as we are working on sensory issues. He does not like gooey things and he doesn’t like his hands sticky.