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Balloon Art

In continuing with our balloon extravaganza : we painted balloons today. We painted them two ways : [1] paint before blowing up the balloons [2] paint blown up balloons I liked painting the balloons beforehand the best. It had a sense of mystery. What will this look like when it gets big?     Henry wasn’t as […]

balloon badminton for kids

Balloon Badminton Activity for Kids

What can you do with a couple of balloons? [Ideas are welcome!] Not to worry – I’ve put together a list of 30 things to do with balloons! A favorite of ours is balloon badminton! I blew up a couple balloons and the first thing we did was:play Balloon Badminton! I put together two rackets […]

Bridges made with the flaps of cardboard boxes

Box Flap Bridges & an Experiment

I think I can now be certified as a civil engineer. What? Experience would be needed? My Experience: ABC Mat Road Bubble Pop Road and the latest: Box Flap Bridges I had a ton of box flaps that I cut off from a previous road project. [Ha, more experience!] This time I thought some bridges would be fun […]

How a toddler helps

Toddler Talk : Helping

The one thing that lets me have some sort of order in this house, and keeps me sane, is that Henry loves to help me clean and do my regular household work. Dust mopping the wood floors has become a weekly necessity and this is Henry’s favorite! I shortened a Swiffer mop by taking out a couple […]

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Bubble Pop Road & More

I order a lot of my baby supplies (formula, baby food, diapers) online. My latest shipment came with a ridiculous amount of packaging. I ordered a stovetop’s worth – it came in 3 gigantic boxes (above) and had about 1 1/2 boxes worth of packaging.  Since I had no control over the first R (reduce), we moved […]

Salt Painting

Henry and I experimented with glue, salt and food coloring. I did not like this craft, until I framed it. There’s something about the frame that makes it look professional! [okay, that may be an exaggeration] Its really pretty easy and a toddler can definitely do it.  1) Paint some white school glue on your paper […]

KoolAid Paint with Fun Cleanup

<align=left> Some crafts don’t turn out exactly how you plan…  [isn't that the cardinal rule of crafting with toddlers and preschoolers?] but the process of doing it is still just as fun and educational. Henry painted with ice cubes and KoolAid. He sprinkled a couple packages of KoolAid on paper in a tupperware. Added some […]

Stuffed Heart Balloon

Henry made his own balloon!   (disclaimer: this is not really a balloon…  it cannot be flown around: Henry was extremely disappointed) This was a two day project. We set out painting some butcher art paper (a brown paper bag would work too). I told Henry to cover as much of the paper as he could. Here […]

big versus small - big feet versus small feet

Big vs Small Activity for Kids

We did a couple activities with Big and Small this week. Henry and I ‘got our toes out’ [as Henry says] – and traced our feet. Henry tried his best tracing mine. We even got George’s out too. And someone else’s too… can you guess? Blue Dog’s! We traced all our feet on some paper […]