Bunny Family Project

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This little craft was so much fun and turned out so cute! The whole family made these together and they are happily displayed on our mantel. All you needs is toilet paper rolls, paint, scissors, marker, goggly eyes, and sticky dots (or glue).

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Paint your toilet paper rolls and bunny ears (made by an extra toilet paper roll). Let dry. Attach ears with sticky dots or glue. Add eyes and draw on face. Display for everyone to enjoy!

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Q-Tip Easter Egg Painting

20130328-130307.jpg We’ve lacked practicing our fine motor skills this week so I was hoping to find a fun and creative Easter activity specifically for fine motor skills. I came across Q-Tip Easter Egg Paintings on No Time For Flashcards and was so excited for the kiddos to do this and decorate our playroom walls with them. We made giant Easter eggs and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

20130328-130806.jpg The kids thought it was going to be extremely easy painting with q-tips, but they soon realized they couldn’t hold them like a regular paintbrush and had to pinch them instead.

Spooky Tree Painting

We were (& still are) stuck indoors due to illness the last several days. I decided a little painting was in order, but since the girls were stuck on the couch & it was extremely windy out I decided to let nature do the painting.

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While the kids watched from the window I tied paintbrushes to our little tree/bush with yarn and dipped each one into Halloween colors (orange, purple & black). The kids were just giggly with excitement that the tree would paint them a spooky masterpiece.

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The wind was just wild! Every 15-20min we would re-dip the brushes into paint. The tree created many different strokes, but the neatest were the swirls.

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The painting is a neat addition to our Halloween creations in our playroom.

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We are very excited to let nature paint a fall scene soon.

Giant Canvas {DIY}

Last week I pulled out an activity that has been on our to-do for so long now, I even intended to do it at Miss Grace’s Art Birthday, but didn’t. The day before “induction day” for Mr. B seemed like a good time… Yup, Mr. B is here; 3 days old and happy & healthy. I’ll have a “Meet Mr. B” post up as soon as we settle back in.

All you need for this GIANT activity is a fitted sheet, we used a twin size. I then attached the fitted ends to two chairs (as you can see in the picture). You now have a GIANT canvas for your little artists- that easy!

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I provided my girls with food coloring/water filled spray bottles (liquid watercolors would be best), paints and paintbrushes.

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The girls insisted that bathing suits and leotards were the best painting outfits then we headed out to the yard and I enjoyed the show!

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The colors were so vibrant on the white sheet, it was beautiful and I really hated having to wash it so we could use it for next time. Speaking of next time, I’m thinking glitter, glue, “natural” paintbrushes… Do you have any ideas to make this activity all new again?

Salt & Glue Painting

The girls are getting a little stir crazy since I’ve been put on bed rest. I pushed through today in hopes that a little activity gave them that special attention they’ve been needing, little did I know the clean up would be so crazy!!!

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I used food coloring & water since I didn’t have liquid watercolors on hand.

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The kids loved going crazy with the glue all over their papers… I even enjoyed that part too (:

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The craziness began when I dumped salt out onto each of our papers then let the kids twist and curl their papers until the salt covered all the glue spots. Salt went everywhere! Next time I’ll have them do this part over a tray or even outside.

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We immediately began painting our salt lines… the coolest part of the whole project!

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The girls loved painting with three brushes at a time and watching the different colors collide!

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I imagine we will try liquid watercolors and white paper next time that way the colors will just POP!!!

After much scrubbing and sweeping the salt is all cleaned up- I hope! I did learn this wasn’t the best “bed rest” activity solution.

Ice Cube Painting

I’m apart of a local children’s art group and today we met to do some ice cube painting.

This activity is brilliant and beautiful!

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Jessie, my friend, our children’s art group leader and also kids blog author from Play Create Explore used tempera paints, poster paint and kool-aid to make our beautiful ice cubes.

To view many more pictures, details and prior art group meet-ups visit The Children’s Art Group blog.