Many of us are familiar with the craft of making leaf rubbings. You find a sturdy leaf and put a piece of paper over it. Using a crayon without a paper wrapper, rub back and forth to get the impression of the leaf on the paper. Lovely.
But I recently learned about flower rubbings–or flower poundings. Using the flowers’ natural color, you can create a rubbing that picks up the color from the natural flower dye onto a paper. Continue reading “Flower Rubbings”
There are many ways to be creative. We often think of art projects for children’s creative activities, but cooking and baking are creative arts too.
Children too young to read can assist parents by helping to add ingredients. Parents can support this helping behavior by pre-measuring ingredients and coaching their child when to add and how to stir. Final touches, like decorating cookies, can be done with children as young Continue reading “Baking and Cooking”
I Spy bottles can keep little ones interested and big ones busy. All you need is an empty plastic bottle, such as a water bottle or empty beverage container, and some interesting objects to put inside.
First, place some small items in the bottle such as beads, mancala stones, paper clips, crayons, small blocks, dice, small bouncy balls, Legos, tiny shells, or anything else you think might draw interest! Continue reading “I Spy Bottle”
Recently my niece and I had a fun afternoon making our own match game. I was gifted a set of blank matching cards and my girl and I divvied them up so we each had an even number.
You don’t need a fancy store bought set though. Instead, you Continue reading “Make Your Own Match Game”
Flowers blooming, skies with some sunshine, and some rainy days indicate the presence of spring in Washington. With the flowers blooming, there are more bees coming to pollinate and create delicious honey. To show your appreciation of bees Continue reading “Paper Plate Bee Craft”
Toilet Paper tube crafts are fun and free! Who knew that you could turn toilet paper tubes into octopi, owls, butterflies, monkeys and more! Start collecting toilet paper tubes from your house, and it should only take a week or two to have a couple to play with! You can also use paper towel tubes cut in half. Continue reading “Toilet Paper Tube Creatures”