Miss R and I were hard at work today on arty-crafty-slimey projects. One positive result of being internet deprived is that there's more (too much?) time for hands-on activities. I'd like to say that my family is becoming more Zen-minded and present and less device-attached, but in truth we're all going a bit crazy. Still,… Continue reading Nebula Painting on Glass: Fine Art for Kids
So, you know that paper-bowls-for-preschoolers post I was going to write yesterday before my mommy rambles took over? Well, here it is. This project was completed during R's last sick day with that malevolent belly bug that violently traipsed its way around our home. It's an easy project that generates delicate paper displays -- both the… Continue reading a preschooler’s paper bowl
After a heat-induced mini tantrum on the way home from school (it's truly almost too hot to handle, and we're not even in the technical throws of summer yet), R needed some zone out time inside. Thank goodness the house was indeed cool because it kept me from losing mine (my cool -- haha) while K… Continue reading A Kinetic Cupcakery
Scroll down for sliminess, because I first need to exhale. Today was a day! Just one of those days where I felt like my head was clouded and I found everything annoying -- like stomach tightening, blood boiling annoying. I'm usually an upbeat, fast-paced and positive person, so my tolerance for my own orneriness is… Continue reading A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime
Scroll down just a bit for some EVER-GREEN and slimy content because I will first be breaking a cardinal blogging rule. Yep, I'm going to discuss my ephemeral present before sharing this awesome and always relevant recipe. This post is being composed as I fly over the crystal blue waters of the majestic Pacific. We just waved… Continue reading Slip N’ Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe
This project involves multi-sensory fun and renders gloriously dynamic paintings. Really, the resulting imagery -- MADE BY A KID -- recalls the best Abstract Expressionism. It reminds us of gazing through a kaleidoscope lens.
https://youtu.be/ZGxoQPKU2Hg My last post, about holiday craft ideas for preschoolers, encouraged me to continue on with our Christm-artsy ways. R holds a deep yet giddy love for any kind of dough (I'm pretty sure she shares this affection with most 4-year-olds), and we hadn't yet gotten our hands sticky with salty goo this year. She wanted to… Continue reading Doughing It Holiday Style
Miss R loves all things clay and all things sweet, so this activity was an obvious hit. We've tried lots of play dough and slime recipes and this dough was in between the two materials. The marshmallows lent a sort of fondant quality to the dough -- which hardened after a few hours, so keep… Continue reading DIY Edible Play Dough with Marshmallows
We made Galaxy goo (which Raya turns into a bath for her Shopkins)! What is it about kids and slime?? I'd about had it with our Borox experiments (mostly because of the whole hands-in-everything situation), so I scoured the Internet for other options. I have to say, Borox gets the job done (maybe best), so… Continue reading Shopkins Bath (galaxy Goo)
This was a fun one -- and super feelsy. Raya and I took to her treehouse (luckily the bobcats had vacated! Kora contentedly kicked in her beloved carrier as I trekked up the uber narrow ladder with a bowl of sand (regular play sand mixed with crafter colored sand) and a can of daddy's shaving… Continue reading Sand Foam!