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Materials for April 23-27: Baby Week

21 Apr

Try out some simple ideas for babies and toddlers with Brenda. Here’s a list of what you’ll need this week.

Monday

  • 18″ x 18″ piece of heavy cardboard
  • 9 Things that have different textures (Home Depot has several, small samples of flooring, carpet and paint that work well for this activity.)
  • Tacky glue
  • Colored duct tape (optional)

Tuesday

  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Food coloring or Kool Aid packets
  • Sauce pan
  • Bowls
  • Glitter (optional)

Wednesday

  • Apple
  • Sweet Potato

Thursday

  • Nothing needed

Friday

  • Nothing needed

Try a Different Canvas

4 Dec

Have you ever tried painting on windows with your kids? It’s easy to do, easy to clean and your kids will think your a rockstar! What a unique canvas for your little artist.

There are two ways you can paint on windows. The easiest would be to buy the window “markers” that people use to write on car windows. This technique is easier but much more costly. We like the second technique, tempera paints, best because it’s plain old fun.

No matter which technique you use, we highly recommend taping around your window frame with painter’s tape. You can use the thickest width for your little ones who have a hard time remembering not to paint close to the edge. Also, lay down an old sheet or paint mat so the paint doesn’t get on the floor.

We like to paint our sliding glass doors because it gives us a bigger canvas and we usually create a painting that ties into the season.

To paint using tempera paint, mix 1 Tbsp of paint with 1 drop of dish soap. The dish soap makes it easier to remove from the windows. Make several cups of different colored paints.

Use foam brushes, paint brushes or foam rollers and go for it! You may need to put several coats on the light colored paints.

To clean the windows, I like to use baby wipes to remove most of the paint. Then I wipe it with a wet rag and then clean the window with Windex.

This sounds daunting but it’s tons of fun and your kids will have a blast!

P.S. We paint on the inside of the window.

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