Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wine bottle pumpkins

I got this idea from Pinterest a few weeks ago and lo and behold I have many empty wine bottles! My wine cutting idea didn't quite pan out. Spray paint wine bottles orange, add a black face. Thanks...

Shrinky Dinks DIY made from styrofoam meat trays

 I remember years ago when my mom would save the styrofoam meat trays and we would make shrinky dinks. Take a white meat tray and cut it in half if you would like. If you want a hole in it, punch one before you put it into the oven. With Sharpie,Crayola markers or colored pencils (not crayons) have your child color the tray. It is ok if you color on the sides, it will all flatten out in the end. preheat your oven to 300 degrees. On a piece of aluminum foil, place your colored tray and put into oven. This whole process will happen in about a minute or 2. Watch constantly! The tray will curl, l flatten out in the end. I put a quarter next to the tray in the beginning and end to show you how much it shrinks. The kids have fun watching it in the oven.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fun Activity for Kids! Bingo Marker Paintings

Tonight I was cleaning out my craft area and came across these bingo markers. About 12 years ago I used to work as a Recreation Therapist and was always trying to come up with activities for my patients. This is an activity was so much fun. My kids loved to do it...make paintings with Bingo Markers. They love making dots and it isn't very messy. The Bingo markers can be purchased anywhere; I have seen them at Walmart and Meijer. Great activity for preschools! 

Here is a link for printables for the bingo markers

printables for sight words