Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tie Dye Baby Wipes!

I don’t know about you, but we always have baby wipes around the house.  My kids are out of diapers, but I still carry some in my purse and have some handy in our vehicles!  I always wondered, back in the day, why my mom and dad always seemed to have wipes handy.  Now I know!!  Kids are messy! 

This craft is super easy and good fun!  I think they could have sat and done it all afternoon!  Why not, nothing else to do in this monster heat wave outside! 

I got this idea from Make and Takes.  Here is the link: http://www.makeandtakes.com/summer-camp-for-kids-tie-dye-baby-wipes

I didn’t have any Kool-aid on hand so we used food coloring and water instead.  Works just the same, I assume. 

I let the kids fold up the wipes how they wanted them to be folded.


Then they used a clothespin to keep it together.  What’s next? Start dipping!


Then when they were done dying them, I unfolded it!  They got really excited to see what it looked like!


I did most of the work for them.  I let them fold and dye them, but besides that, I did most of it!  Didn’t want food coloring all over the place!  We managed to keep the mess low, but still had fun!

I put them outside to dry.  It’s 110 out!  They should dry fast!  They were very proud of their work!  Such a fun easy activity!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sponge Painting

Josie had been begging me for awhile to do an inside painting project.  We didn’t have much going on yesterday so I decided to get something going for her.  I saw this idea on a website.  Here is the link: http://confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com/2011/06/australia-craft-sponge-art-activity.html  She actually has on there a few things she has done with sponges.  We have actually made the water sponge balls before!  Those work great for outside!

I cut two sponges up into different size pieces.  Cubes to long strips.  Gave her some paint and paper and we were ready to go!






She had a good time painting!  She made a fish and starfish by the waves and sand.  And then she decided to copy my rainbow I was making on my own paper.  Her and I had a good time painting!  Super easy and just good fun.  I cleaned up the sponges and put them in a baggie for another day!