E drawing a picture with glue, then sprinkling it with sand

His bear turned out really well

Making stamps using cardboard that came with the iron we purchased

Searching for jewels in sand 

Sifting for treasures in action 

This is one of my favorite art creations the boys have ever done!
Step one:  Grind crayons (I used my hand blender, but you could use a cheese grader)

Step 2:  Sprinkle between two pieces of wax paper

Step 3:  Cover with an old rag, and iron them
This is what they come out looking like

Step 4:  Cut into a triangle and sew or glue to a piece of ribbon
The finished product is this gorgeous sun catching banner

Getting fresh eggs
Have you ever seen anyone so happy to see chickens?

Strawberry picking 

I managed to hold the boys back from eating enough to make jam

Painting with water balloons

The finished product

Our new funnel stand

It occupied them for a while

Water balloon painting
Step one - Freeze a few water balloons, then cut the balloon off 

Step 2 - Find a surface to roll them on and add paint
The boys favorite part was rolling the the balls and trying to hit a specific colour 

The work of art

It was really hot today, so the boys wanted to make fresh ice cream

Delicious 

Currently E's favorite art activity to do  
Sticker pictures

The finished product

Launching a water balloon rocket!
In my opinion, you are never too old or young to have a blast at a water balloon fight 

Beans and lentils 

W decided to bake a cake 

Splatter painting!

It turned out awesome

A baby snapper a long way from home

Let the rescue mission begin

Never too distracted to pick me a flower

Back home safe and sound!

This really works

Solidifies instantly

Makes an awesome texture 

It was the boys idea to make a sky high fresh fruit pie

Melty beads pictures

W and I did teamwork on the robot
E created the owl cyclops

Treasures collected from a few outings

It is so interesting to see the way the boys decide to play with the sensory bins
In this case, the first thing they chose to do was smell everything

Sidewalk paint
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of cornstarch
*optional - add food colouring 

Painting on different texture grades of sandpaper

Tropical creatures in sand

They loved to bury the creatures, then search for them

Shaving cream mixed with a little red paint

They love painting on the windows!

We had a few rainy days in a row, so we had to think of some indoor fun  
It was E's idea to make bean bags.

The finished product


I found dollar store tarp that we rarely use and turned it into a bean bag toss game

This kid has a serious pitching arm 

It's fun to deviate from always using a paint brush when you paint  E had a blast using a fly swatter 

Having fun counting and learning addition using a bingo dabber

Proud of his work

Deep sea fishing

Doing a little teamwork

Magnetic fishing game
Each fish has a word on the back side, and a paper clip attached

Use a stick with a magnet tied to the end as a fishing rod

Great for learning to read!

Once they learn the set of words, I make new fish 

Painting with chocolate pudding
For those who are not afraid of a mess!

I'd say this face is worth the clean up

They had so much fun

Joy!

Numbered rocks for counting and putting in order

Cotton balls are great for sorting by colour, size, etc.

Their favorite part was putting balls in the eggs and pretending a baby chick was hatching

Working hard on bottle cap bugs

The finished product

"Gak"  
1 cup of white glue
1/2 cup of liquid laundry soap

 


Marta
07/06/2012 6:14pm

Amazing pictures! And such creative activities. You're such a great mom!

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Lauren
07/13/2012 9:50pm

WONDERFUL activites! Your boys are lucky to have you!! So inspiring!!!

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Christine
08/21/2012 8:49am

Such great ideas! I was wonder were did you get the Sticker picture and bingo dabber... I would love to try some of this activities with my toddler son!

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MelMichelle
04/06/2013 9:26am

So ADORBALE wonderful ideas and great creativity. What a blessing

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06/26/2013 12:33pm

Bravissima!!

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08/23/2014 12:07am

The kids are really creative. :)

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