Friday, August 26, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

If you have an empty toilet paper roll just go here for a huge list of printable templates of cute things you can color and glue on your roll. We made a rocket!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I Spy Jar

Here's a fun quiet activity for church or any other time you need the kids to be quiet. I found it here. I didn't use as many objects, but maybe I'll use more next time. I put ten objects and I took a picture of them and taped it to the outside of the plastic jar. Then I put rice in it and closed the lid very tight. I'll probably end up hot gluing it too.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shaving Cream Bath Paint

Found this great idea here. So fun and inexpensive!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Color Scavenger Hunt

I made a little chart with several names of different colors. Then we used these orange tubes from a game to spy for things in our house that are each color. You can use paper towel rolls as your spy tubes to search for your objects. It was a hit!

Friday, August 12, 2011


You will need: hot glue, two large wooden sticks, two regular size popsicle sticks, paint, brush.
A parent can hot glue the two large sticks overlapping them about an inch or so. Then hot glue one of the smaller sticks on each side about four inches from the "handle" of the sword.
The child can paint the sword as desired.

Now have fun pretending to be He-man (like my son)!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Five Little Monkeys

I found these cute printable finger puppets here. You can print them out in black and white, color, and then have fun with the five little monkeys song.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Balero/ Cup-and-ball toy

You will need: plastic cup, mod podge, tissue paper,sponge brush, yarn, foil.
Make a small whole on the bottom of your cup using a razor blade. Rip tissue paper into small pieces. We used two different colors.
Brush mod podge all around your cup and stick the pieces of tissue paper to it. Layer it making sure that the pieces don't go past the bottom and top edges. Cover the whole surface of the cup. Brush another layer of mod podge to the top and let dry.
Cut a piece of yarn long enough to wrap around the cup twice. Make a ball out of foil and tie it with your yarn. Put the yarn through the whole on the cup and tie double knot at that end to secure it inside.
To play: hold the cup right side up with the ball hanging down. Swing the ball. Then, gently tug to try to make it land inside the cup. Have fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fish Art

What you need: Glue, construction paper, scissors, markers, glitter glue
Cut "scales", a face, two fins, and a tail out of construction paper. Glue the face and the tail at either end of a piece of paper. Make an outline of a fish body as a guide for your child. Glue scales in a row right next to each other starting from the tail end. They can overlap a little to cover the whole body of the fish.
Decorate the tail and fins with markers and draw an eye and a mouth. Use glitter glue or any other thing you may have to decorate the scales.
I made the one below and my son made the one above.