Saturday, August 22, 2015

Shaving Cream Paint

We had lots of fun with this one!! It is a bit on the messier end of things (which is why we did it outside!) but, making a mess makes for fun memories!!!

This one is pretty simple to set up!

You will only need a few things and most of which may already be in your cupboards!!!

*Shaving cream
*Small paper cups (we used 4)
*Plastic silverware
* Food Coloring
*Cardstock - (You can use regular printer paper but the paper will be VERY flimsy when you are finished)

We chose to make 3 colors... So Bug chose 3 cups and we filled them with the shaving cream.... You want to leave room somewhere so that you can add the color without it spilling everywhere...

Add your food coloring to the shaving cream... for this we picked yellow, blue and we mixed the two to make a light green....

Using your plastic silverware (we used knives because they are easier to paint with) mix the food coloring into your shaving cream   
{Keep in mind that the food coloring may stain clothing and skin -this is the reason we did it outside!}

Now it is time to let your little one paint..... Bug used the knives to paint with but feel free to let your little one explore with different items. Things like sticks, pine cones, leaves and even their hands (if you don't mind them stained for a few days!) can be fun!!

Once they are done it should look something like this... with big globs of the paint all over.... 

Now it's time for the fun part!! 

Take the silverware and scrape all of the shaving cream off of the paper.... We used an extra cup to catch the shaving cream when we wiped the knife off.....

Look what happened to the paper!!! 
The food coloring dyed the paper leaving their design behind..... (and it smells good too!!) 

This project is much better for the older kids so to keep our 11 month old busy too I filled another cup with shaving cream and sat him off to the side in the grass and let him explore too!!! 

The best part is super simple clean up!! Because of the paper cups and plastic silverware it all can be tossed in the garbage and you are done!! 

Share your creations with us on our FACEBOOK page or in the comments here!! 
We love to see you guys having fun too!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats a cool treat on the hot summer days!!! These are super simple and can easily be customized to each child's taste! 

All you need is your favorite yogurt, 1 paper cup per person a spoon, and a 'stick' for your pops. I couldn't find popsicle sticks to save my life so we improvised with a couple orange peelers! I also put a foil lined cookie sheet under it in case things got messy! 

Have your little one spoon the yogurt into the paper cups....... 

By the time she got to hers she was able to hold the container and spoon it in by herself!

After both cups were filled we 'shook' them to level out the yogurt. Then we stuck our sticks in. Little man's yogurt didn't quite fill the cup far enough to hold the stick up but it will still work!! 

Stick your cups in the freezer for 4-6 hours and allow to fully freeze!! If you find that the sticks won't stand in the middle leave them in there and then after about 30 minutes to an hour (depending on your freezer) when the yogurt starts to stiffen up stand it back up and it should stay! 

Once it is frozen you just need to peel the cup off.......

Then, they are ready to eat!!!! 

Bug LOVED it!! So much so she made another one today!!! Little man, no so much!! He liked the taste but wasn't fond of how cold it was! 

He decided it made a better drum stick :) 

These yogurt pops are simple enough that Bug made one all by herself today! She only needed help putting it in the freezer!!!  What better way to build your kiddos confidence in the kitchen?!?!? 

We love to see what you guys are doing!! Feel free to leave comments and pictures below or on our FACEBOOK page!!! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Entertaining Baby

This isn't really a 'project' but it will sure keep the tiny ones busy for a bit!!

All you need is tissue paper :) (and a baby :] )

It didn't make a very big mess as he stayed in one place while doing it but he sure loved shredding it!!! Kept him busy for 10 minutes!!! 

It doesn't take long to clean up and it's easy to do when you want to entertain them but don't want to get super messy!!! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Exploring Play Dough with Infants

Sorry it's been forever since we posted!! But we are back at it!!

This one is super easy but my little guy loved it :)

All you need is play dough! You can make your own play dough (We will get a homemade play dough recipe up soon!) or use store bought like we did!


We started out by exploring the container.... that didn't last long before he got mad since he couldn't open it 


If your little one is anything like mine....this quickly turned to this.....

This is probably why you have avoided using play dough with your little ones...although play dough is non-toxic I'd rather him not eat it :) so....

We stuck it in a zip lock :) 

This allows him to explore and play without the worry of him eating it (or having to pick up the tiny pieces are inevitably left)!!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Eggs

Well, today got away from me as my car broke and we were trying to figure that out so this one is super simple.....but as promised here is our post!!

The items needed are:
*Construction paper
*Glue Stick - (Elmer's glue will work well too but may make a bit more of a mess)
*Sticky Foam Shapes (These are optional- we had these left over from Bug's birthday party!)

Have your little one choose the colors they would like to use.... Bug chose to use orange for her egg and this red and green for the decorations. 

First I cut out some shapes and stripes for Bug to use since we were short on time but now is a great time to let your little one get creative and cut out their own shapes to put on if time allows!!

Next we cut out our 'egg' shape.... 

Using the glue stick have your little one glue the shapes and stripes to the egg. As you can see the stripes were wider then the egg so we just cut the extras off!

Here is our final product!!! This was just enough to keep Bug entertained while I made dinner! Let your kiddo get creative and add and decorate however they see fit! This is a great project for letting their full creativity shine! :)

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