Friday, February 27, 2015

Balloon Inflation Experiment!

T.G.I.F. to you all and it seems like a perfect Friday for another science-themed craft!

This craft teaches kids simple science experiments using ingredients or supplies that already exist in the kitchen. I found this inspiration on http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/fizzinflator.php, and the idea is to combine baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid) to create carbon dioxide (CO2).

Also, there's less clean up compared to a homemade volcano! Good luck on your experimenting and have fun with it!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Paint Swatch Bookmark!

Do you happen to have spare paint swatches hiding in your junk drawer that you cannot see yourself parting with, but you do not know what to do with either?

If you do not have any on hand, don't worry because they are easy to get! So, try making this colorful upcycled bookmark craft that the kids will enjoy! You can find the image on The Crafty Blog Stalker.

Unfortunately, there are no instructions that I was able to find for you to follow, but all you really need to make these are a handful of your favorite colored paint swatches, some sharpies (preferably black), some ribbon or another decorative string, like yarn, that would look awesome too.

Get creative and have fun!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lava Lamp!

Do you have extra materials left over from a baking or cooking experiment and don't know what to do for a simple yet fun craft with the kids? Why not try making a science themed lava lamp using just four ingredients from the kitchen?!

This is a pretty neat and simple science experiment that involves color and bubbles! I made one of these last year, and they really are easy to make but more fun to watch!

However, I do recommend using a jar or a bottle that has the ability to be more air tight than a peanut butter jar, because messes like to accompany most experiments without fail.

So, here is the link with full instructions: http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2014/05/fun-things-for-kids-make-lava-lamp.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+123homeschool4me/WkbE+%28123+Homeschool+4+Me%29&m=1

Have fun and enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Craft!

Try this out: paint a watercolor and wax resistant Valentine's Day card for your valentine! The water and wax resistant crafts are so much fun, and they create a minimal mess!

Click here to see the full instructions on how to create your own unique Valentine's Day card that your Valentine will surely love!

Happy Valentine's Day and see you next week!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Groundhog Day Cupcakes!

Happy Groundhog Day to all!

Hopefully, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil won't be seeing his shadow this coming Monday, and we will (hopefully) have an early spring! But perhaps Mother Nature will be in our favor since the forecast is saying that it is supposed to snow (don't take my word for it though).

In celebration of this tradition, here is a craft that you can play with and eat! If you or your child have food allergies, you can substitute any food item for something other (or healthier) than cupcakes. The main focus for this is the groundhog, which you can save to play with later!

Here are the complete instructions, groundhog printable included: http://lilyjanestationery.typepad.com/justlovely/2011/01/diy-groundhog-day-cupcakes.html

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Stained Glass" Paper Kites!



So, this is week two of inadvertently picking another paper themed craft! I apologize and I will try my best not to post the same theme back-to-back again... at least not for a while!

This craft is pretty simple, and it's okay if you don't have all the materials listed, which means you can always substitute it for something else!

I personally really like transparent or light-up crafts, and this one makes a quick and easy window decoration too!

The link for full instructions: http://www.makeandtakes.com/colorful-stained-glass-kites

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Paper Plate Characters!

Here is a cute idea: try making your favorite characters out of paper plates!

You can follow these directions to replicate Santa, Rudolph, or Frosty as they appear in the image, or create your own!

I bet it is also possible to make Olaf, an elf, and your favorite superhero too!

Here is the link again: http://kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-paper-plate-christmas-characters-santa-rudolph-snowman/. Have fun!