Friday, January 27, 2012

Baby Food Finger "Painting"

I simply placed her food on the tray. She fed herself and ...

Painted herself and the tray green! (1/27/12 8 months)

I made the "Paint" with broccoli, peas, quinoa/rice cereal and banana. You can see the first picture how it started. 

You can talk about color. temperature, how it feels and how much is spreading on the tray and on herself. Also, how it  smells!  My little princess loved this very sensorial activity!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Projects coming soon!

I am really excited! I am going to build a few activity centers for my son outside. Here they are:

-  I am going to make him a water wall similar to this ones.

- He LOVES cooking. So I will make him a mud play kitchen outside similar to this one.

For indoor play:

-  I will make for him a robot magnet bin as seen here.

- And a light table like this one.

Finger Painting

Simple and highly sensorial art project. Big Boy really likes to get his 
hands in the paint.


- Finger paints
- Finger paint paper

The child chooses what color he wants and places a few drops on the paper. Then he can enjoy making his art project.

Golf Ball Painting


- A flat box with the sides cut off
- A golf ball
- White paper
- Tempera paints

We put the ball on one corner and then we dropped paint to it. Then he shook the box to make his golf ball paint! When he was done with one color he added other colors to the ball. He chose to do it that way. There are many variations to this activity. For example, you can put paint into a small container and put the ball there first before putting it on the box so the child can grab it an do it himself. You can use more balls and have a container with paint with a ball for each color.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Foam Board Snow Man

This is a foam board snow man. It was fun to make it!

-White foam board (found at the Dollar Store)
-Permanent marker
-Hot glue gun
- Utility knife
- Pencil
- Popsicle stick
- Buttons for the eyes and body
- I used the cap of a glue bottle for a nose
- A scarf
- A wooden paint stir stick
- Duct tape

You can design it any way you like.
We put glue all over the body then we put the glitter then with the hot
glue gun we attached the eyes, mouth, nose and buttons for the body.
I used a popsicle stick and I drew the mouth with the permanent marker.
Then we duct taped the stick in the back. And finally we put the scarf and placed the snow 
man in the front yard for decoration.

The most fascinating thing about this project is that the water and sun dried the first layer of paper and it peel it!!! Now we can re use it for next winter!!!

Use a mixture of shaving cream and glue for a textured snowman!