This week I had two sick little’s home for a week and had to get real creative with keeping them busy as the energy level was still there and we were stuck inside. I love projects that not only are fun but also have some sort of learning or character building behind them!
Little Hands Change the World Project
What you need:
- Craft Tray – (I try to make clean up as easy as possible.) Washable Craft Trays
- Construction Paper
I traced their hands on the paper and had them each cut out their hands on construction paper. We then placed the little hands in the craft tray and went crazy with abstract paint style on the hands.
Second we took a bowl and traced the circle on the second piece of paper. The kids cut this out as well and repeated the steps above.
We then let it dry for about an hour and glued the hands to the world and came up with 3 different ways we were going to make a difference to help the world and our community.
Water Color Crayons
Sometimes all you need for some kid motivation is a little change up of the normal routine. I found these amazing watercolor crayons that seriously glide and are super fun to color with in general….Ready for the best part you dip the crayon in water and grab a paint brush and it turns into mess free coloring and painting. I let them use these instead of a pencil for homework and I have never seen my son more focused on his school work! Getting creative does not have to be hard sometimes the simplest things the kids enjoy the most!
Home made Puffy Paint
What you will need:
- Shaving Cream
- Food Coloring
- Elmers Glue
Lets Make it!
Ideas for Puffy Paint Projects
- Put down your craft tray to protect your table. Wearing an apron is also a good idea.
- Mix equal parts of shaving cream and Elmer’s glue.
- Add food coloring ( a few drops at a time til desired color.)
- Apply the glue to a heavy paper. (You can also sponge it on if easier.)
- Let the Paint Dry.
- Window Clings: Add puffy paint to wax paper in small shapes and designs. Let the paint dry overnight and then you can peel off the puffy paint and it will stay in its shape. You can place them on the window and they make super fun window decorations. These are great to do for holidays!
- Puffy Paint Shirts: Add puffy paint to t-shirts or sweatshirts in fun and cute designs. Let the paint dry overnight on the clothing, then it will be time to wear it in style. Be sure to hand wash only.
- Puffy Paint Greeting Cards: Add a little puffy paint to a folded greeting card to add a cool 3D look. Kids will love to make different shapes and creations with puffy paint and then gift their cards to friends and loved ones.
Happy Crafting Mama Bears.