Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We love this puff paint so easy to make and a lot of fun to create with. This is the first time we have coloured it though and lesson learnt only add one small drop of food colouring .... Liam is now sporting a lovely pair of smurf hands after making his monster.
You will need:
1. On the thin card draw a monster shape. Liam asked for a bumpy, blobby monster
2. Cut out your monster shape
3. Mix your puff paint by adding 3/4 cup of shaving cream with 1/4 cup of white glue and one small drop of food colouring
4. Slop on the puff paint and mix it around with your hands. The thicker your apply it the puffy it is when dry
5. Add wiggly eyes
6. Leave flat to dry - this may take a few hours or even overnight depending on the weather
Tip: have a bowl of water handy for easy clean up
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Messy Goopy Fantastically Fun!! My kids had a ball playing with this goop mixture and best of all clean up was a piece of cake.
The Goop recipe came from Loving My Nest and is very simple to make. Just add equal parts of shaving foam and corn starch (we actually used slightly more foam than corn starch but give or take until you get a mix you like) to a bowl and let the kids at it. You could also add food colouring if you like.
The texture is squishy but will firm up slightly as the corn starch is fully mixed in.
mixing the goop
having lots of messy fun
Watch Out!!! Goopy Space Monsters!!!
time to clean up
everything just washes off
everything just washes off
the kids under the outside tap or with a hose
the clothes went straight into the washing machine
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rockets and space are one of the current interests in our house at the moment, especially pretend trips to the moon to eat cheese. We made this rocket as a Name Rocket but not long after it was finished I had one of those light bulb moments we should have used numbers!! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast Off . Of course Liam doesn't want to make another rocket with numbers so if you try it I would love to see a photo :)
You will need
Black or Dark Blue Paper
Bright Coloured Paper including red
Salt or Glitter
1. From the red paper cut a triangle and some fire for the bottom of the rocket
2. From the other bright colours cut small squares - you will need 1 square for every letter in your childs name or 1 square per number
3. On each square right one letter or number
3. Glue the triangle at the top of dark coloured paper
4. Glue name or numbers on in the right order
5. Glue on the fire
6. To make the stars in space put a small spot of glue and then sprinkle with salt. Repeat until you have the desired number of stars
7. Shake of excess salt - this step can be a little messy
8. Leave flat to Dry
10. Display your childs work - Liam put his on his bedroom door
Looking for other name crafts? you may like our Name Train
Inspiration for our Name Rocket can be found here