Thursday, November 29, 2012

Painting with cars

Painting with cars!

This was only one of his master pieces. The others are with red and yellow. The tracks worked best with a monster truck type vehicle that had wide tires. B+ because he reverted to finger painting (as you can see).

Monday, November 19, 2012

10 minute Cheddar Biscuits

Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits

Preheat oven to 450

2 cups of Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup milk (I used whole)
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning

Mix in large bowl. Knead 10 times. Roll into meduim balls and place 1 inch apart on foil lined and cooking spray coated pan. Bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 8

Christmas Tree Pinecone

I've seen this activity on Pinterest, so we tried it with the pinecones found in our front yard. Our pinecones are small, but you get the idea. The change I made from the Pin on Pinterest is that we didn't glue the pom-poms. This way he can keep redecorating over and over.  I give this activity a B+ because it's cute, cheap, and a way to go outside in the fall crisp weather. He had more fun throwing the balls around, however.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Play Time with Stuff Found Around the House

Pasta and Cheerio Stacking

 Yes he ate quite a few Cheerios!

Fuzzy Craft Balls and Tongs

Hmm what tongs work the best? Let me try them all.

Each activity held his attention for about 10 minutes. Cheap, easy, creative but don't expect the attention to be held longer than that. You can leave it out to see if your child returns...if you don't mind stuff all over the floor! B+ grade.

Potato Stamping and Making Play doh

Potato Stamping!

 I give this activity an A-. It was fun, easy, and safe. Of course as with all paint projects, clean up takes a bit.

Home made Play Doh

 I give this an A. It was so easy to make. Two weeks later and the dough is a bit sticky (think biscuit instead of dough). Was excellent for about a week! Tastes awful FYI.

Kool-Aid Playdough Materials
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Saucepan
  • Food coloring, tempera powder, or Kool-Aid powder for color
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons alum
  1. Combine salt and water in saucepan and boil until salt dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and tint with food coloring, tempera powder, or Kool-Aid.
  3. Add oil, flour, and alum.
  4. Knead until smooth.
  5. This dough will last 2 months or longer.

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