Archive for the ‘Kids Crafts and Activities’ Category
I was not asked to do this review. I am doing this on my own. A couple weeks ago I bought the kids a Foam Activity Kit. Makes 24 snowflake ornaments. I thought it would be fun for the kids to make these for the tree.
What you do is you have 3 different color snowflakes: red, white, and blue. You pull out the middles of one color and your suppose to put the middles of another color inside another. Well I must say that this didn’t turn out right. The kids had a hard time. They do not stay flat. So I got a little frustrated, well maybe you could say I didn’t have any patience.
My daughter and I had fun crafting some Christmas theme stuff today. Of course I wish my older son would have joined us but he was at my parents as I would have gotten into some bigger stuff with him. I had to tailor this around my daughter’s age group.
I received some Model Magic, Washable Markers, Slick Sticks (which by the way are new to me and absolutely awesome), Colored Pencils, Glitter Glue and a $25.00 Walmart Gift Card. I went to the Walmart immediately and I picked up Crayola Oil Pastels, Crayola Construction Paper, a box of Crayola Poster Paints, and some Crayola Water Paints.
Earlier this week, my daughter, son, and I started working on Thanksgiving. We read a book called Thanks for Thanksgiving. It was a children’s book about what the different things they were thankful about at Thanksgiving. After we read the book we talked about what each of us was thankful for.
Because I love lots of artwork through out the house. I decided to do something different this year. My daughter and I made a 3D Pop Up Turkey. It’s not my idea as I can’t take credit for it. I saw it in the Preschool Mailbox Magazine.
Today I wanted to do something different with my daughter and something that was hands on. So I remembered seeing a Baked Cotton Balls experiment in one of my magazine. The question to ask before the experiment is: what happens to the cotton balls once you bake them?
I started out by having my daughter feel the cotton ball and describe it to me. I grabbed a handful of cotton balls, food coloring, 3 bowls, 3 spoons, some water, table spoon, and flour. I also preheated the oven to 300 degrees while we were mixing the paste and rolling the cotton balls.
The weather was beautiful this morning. It was a little chilly out but now windy. So the kids wanted to go out and look at the fall colors. I didn’t capture the fall colors on camera like I wanted to, as I had to pay attention to where my daughter was, as there is no side walks on some parts of our walk.
During the walk, the kids were to collect different items. Things they collected was tree bark, leaves, pine cone needles, crab apple, twigs, stones, and what ever else they saw that intrigued them.