Tuesday Tots ~ Homemade Finger Paints

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What You’ll Need

• ½ cup cornstarch

• 2¾ cup cold water

• 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

• ¼ cup cold water

• Small jars with lids for storing your paint (we find it easier to dip the paint out of teacups)

• Food coloring

How To Make

• Mix cornstarch with 2¾ cups cold water to make a smooth paste in a saucepan until no lumps remain

• Meanwhile soak the gelatin in ¼ cup water to soften until it’s needed

• Cook cornstarch mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils and turns clear(ish)

• Remove from heat and stir in gelatin mixture

• Cool and divide into several different jars for various colors. Stir in food coloring until you have a pleasing color that is well blended.

This recipe makes about 3 cups of paint.

Thursday Arts & Crafts ~ Cling Wrap Creative Painting For Toddlers

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– White paper

– Paint

– Spoons

– Plastic cling wrap

Using a spoon, allow your child to dribble paint onto the paper. Have them use several different colors.

Place a sheet of plastic cling wrap over the paint (make sure the cling wrap covers the entire surface).

Allow them to use their hands to smooth the cling wrap over the paper. After they have done so, carefully peel it off starting from one corner.

Allow the painting to dry.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ No More Monsters Spray!

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Squirt Bottle (no paint needed if you find one solid in color)

Buttons, plastic beads, pebbles etc..

Craft Paint – Only if your squirt bottle is clear

Foam paint brush

Stickers, wiggly eyes, sparkly gems, etc

glue dots for items without adhesive

scented oil- non toxic

Water

Helpful Tip:

Be careful of any choking hazards. The small beads or buttons may cause a risk if your child places them in their mouth.

Variations:

You can decorate your bottle any way you want. Maybe you want to add shiny streamers, stickers or gems.

How to Make Monster Spray

Gather your materials. You could even have your child help you if you think it would help.

If your squirt bottle isn’t a solid color, paint the outside of your bottle with a darker craft paint. Let it dry completely.

Now that your bottle is dry. Time to fill it with the magic! Fill with water, scented oil (not too much, just enough to give it a light scent) and your plastic beads or buttons. The beads give it sound which makes it more magical!

Spray areas you think Monsters like to hide.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Cotton Ball Counting Sheep

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White construction paper

Cotton balls

Scissors

Transparent adhesive tape

Glue stick

Pencil and eraser

Black crayon

Black marker

Cotton swabs

How to make it:

Draw the sheep by hand very softly with a pencil. They do not have to be all the same or perfectly drawn.

Trace the pencil drawings with a black marker. Draw numbers in the center of each animal.

Have your toddler color the face and ears of the sheep with a black crayon (or any other color you choose) and then proceed to cut out each drawing.

Cover the sheep’s body and hair with glue avoiding the middle area, where the number is.

Use cotton balls to cover the parts that have glue.

Cut the cotton swabs in half with a pair of scissors.

Turn the sheep and use transparent adhesive tape to attach the feet of the sheep to the back.