Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hand and foot prints

 








 

Color Your Own Wrapping Paper

Color your own wrapping paper! Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/27162403972072691/ I found this pin AFTER I came up with this idea just to validate myself. Ha!
A+ idea. For Caden B because nothing seems to hold his attention for long!

Pipe Cleaner Fun

Pipe cleaner and colander (strainer) fun! Pin: http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=pipe+cleaner+colander
This kept him busy for all of ten minutes. B-.



Pipe cleaner with magnets and clear bottle fun: http://pinterest.com/pin/30540103692618237/

He is way too young for this apparently. Maybe in a few more years. Idea A-. (And I need a stronger magnet.)



Button tree

Okay, so this one wasn't really done with Caden, but more like for him. Here are a couple of inspirational pins: http://pinterest.com/pin/204562008045409317/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/44824958761409880/

I think older kids (8 and up) wold love this. A for effort. Mommy's gets a B-. Ha!

Inside Garden Box

Inside garden box: http://pinterest.com/pin/211809988694269732/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/161777811583942891/


This is messy! Get ready for beans to be thrown everywhere. The original pin used black beans, but we just used pinto beans. As you can see from the picture quite a few of beans are now missing. This would be a great backyard activity while Mom and Dad are doing the real gardening. Grade of A-.

Photo Fun

This is a website that converts your photos into a coloring page. I think a savvy photoshoper could probably do the same without the webiste. Here's the pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/189221621814873457/

I give this idea an A and the result a B because my kid still scribbles when coloring. Also, you have to save the picture on your computer from the preview or else it will prompt you for payment to "download."

Ziplock Finger Painting

Ziplock painting pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/189221621814920736/

This kept Caden busy for about 20 minutes. It is supposed to be done with primary colors to see that mixing colors creates new ones. However, we didn't have any primary paint, so we used these. It created a tie-dye effect, still cool. Grade of B.

Christmas Felt Tree

Christmas felt tree. Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/91127592430682648/

This actually took me a couple of weeks and I made two. I still have plenty of felt left to make another one--at least the decorations for another one. He has played with this a few times even though it's October! I give the idea an A and the application or outcome a B+.

Baking Soda Fun

"A" Activity

Baking soda fun! Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/189221621814998887/