Monday, May 21, 2012

handprint and footprint art

Here are some of my handprint and footprint art creations.

( i found this on pinterest)

(found on pinterest)

(found on pinterest but with a different twist)

Friday, April 13, 2012

paint chip popsicle stick matching game

I enjoyed making these colorful popsicle sticks using paint chips for my son's matching game activity.

Indeed a very cheap activity.I love it!

We're going on a bear hunt activity

Today,we did the  story sequencing of We're going on a bear hunt book.

Here's our version:

I cut out grass using construction paper and I let him glued it onto the paper.

For our river,I let him paint the paper with water then sprinkled with kool aid juice mixed berries flavor.

For thick oozy mud,He put a glue on the paper using a paintbrush and sprinkled a cajun powder.

For snow storm,we used a salt over a black construction paper.You can do a swirling motion as you apply the glue.

For our forest,we used twigs and construction paper.Since it is a dark forest,he painted it with black paint shown below,but you can always use a black construction paper as an alternative.
We used a piece of newspaper for our gloomy cave and paint the inside with a black paint.

Very quick and simple.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

handprint bunny (my way) for Easter

It's almost Easter and I wanted to share our version of handprint bunny great for easter card,mother's day card or for keepsakes.The pictures below are just the finished products since I was assisting my son while we were doing the activity.
Paint only the pointer finger,the ring finger and the palm for the head of the bunny then you can use either the child's left hand or right hand,paint the hands except the thumb but not all the way for the body,arms and feet of the bunny,print it on a downward position.I wanted to use pompoms for the tail but I don't have the gray color avalaible on hand.I used the cotton balls instead and I just painted it with gray color by mixing the orange and blue paints.You can either paint the grass or you can cut using a construction paper.
Here are some of our works,
With this picture above,I just painted the palm of my son for the body and glued a cotton ball for the tail.

On the above picture,paint the left palm and the thumb for the tail,again,not all the way then print your child's hand facing to the left.If you want to use the right hand,you make sure your child's hand is facing also to the right.

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Thought I'd share what I made last fall of which I would have wanted to do it together with my son but he was still too little for this activity.I will try again come fall.This time,i will make a short story say for example,Mr.Crab was happy to see his friend whale..etc.etc.I will definitely draw some more creatures.

With the above picture,I can teach my son the different kinds of emotions.
Aren't they cute? :)

Educational ways to do with foam stickers

Wondering what to do with foam stickers aside from sticking them? I bought this transportation foam stickers from dollar store and I want it to be useful,something educational.Here's what I did...

Circle the right color and count and circle the correct number

Another game I can think of is to let your toddler sort the kinds of transportation by color.You can also do matching game,put one sticker on each transportation stickers on a piece of paper and let your toddler find a match.It is so simple,easy and very economical.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

scratch art paper plate

When my son was scratching the scratch pad that we bought in dollar tree,I came up with a different idea,why not use a washable black paint over a scribbled crayon.Without further adieu,allow me to show you how we did it.We scribbled the plate with crayons.

Then we applied a washable black paint using our pointer finger then we played with it using a q-tip,crayon and a stick but among the three,we love the crayon.The q-tip is good in a big plate.

Then we let it dry.The good thing about this is you can always erase if your child wants to draw again by using your finger and add drops of black paint.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

pasta art

Today,we played with colored elbow pasta.I put a spoonful of alcohol and 6 drops of food coloring over a half of cup of pasta.As soon as it dried up,we started doing sculptures.
He said he's going to make roads.
Here's his work (below)
He added more pasta later.I love how he interpret his work,that it is a road.(It's not the product,it's the process)
I also did mine too...





Then I let him trace the letter A

We did pasta stamping too.I bet it would look much better with other colored ink pad.I only have a black and blue ink pad.

And this is our finished products.

my son's work.I drew the stems

And these are mine below

I'm thinking the above picture is great for a mother's day card.With this one,I used a Sunny D bottle cap so to have a full print of the heart shaped pasta.

This would also make a great greeting card.
What do you think?