June 27, 2020

Sensory bottles are a good way to focus on the details of natural objects, such as the wrinkly textures on a lichen-covered twig or the detailed vein patterns on a leaf.

Materials:

  • Empty plastic bottles

  • Distilled water

  • Natural objects

Directions:

  1. Go on...

June 27, 2020

A colorful, fizzy, foamy car wash will get those dirty cars clean in no time!

To make Fizzy Foaming Car Wash, You Need:

  • 1/4 teaspoon food coloring or liquid watercolors

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1 can aerosol shaving cream

  • Small containers for the “soaps”

  • ...

June 21, 2020

Materials needed:

  1. Scissors

  2. Watercolor paint and brushes

  3. Watercolor paper

  4. Cup of water and paper towels

  5. Pencil

  6. Cutting mat (I use a self-healing mat from Making Memories.)

  7. Craft-cutting knife

  8. Picture frame

  9. Glue stick

Directio...

June 15, 2020

Salt is so entrancing as it pours, and it makes for an inexpensive material for practicing scooping, dumping, and other motor skills.

To Make Coloured Salt, You Will Need:

  • 1 cup salt

  • Ziploc bag or sealable Tupperware container

  • Food coloring or liquid waterc...

June 1, 2020

Have you dyed white flowers by adding food coloring to the water they are in? In this activity we’ll see whether the amount of food coloring we add to the water changes how thoroughly the flower petals are dyed.

Materials:   ...

May 26, 2020

One of the most important groups of creatures on our planet are the decomposers. They work with bacteria, fungus, and mold to break down old plant and animal material. When they break down these materials, they clean up what would otherwise make a giant mess and they r...

May 26, 2020

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Floating lily pads, hopping frogs, and sparkling gems come together to create an enticing water-based world.

To Make Frog World, You Need:

  • Large bin or container

  • Glass gems

  • Green foam sheets

  • Water

  • Blue food coloring or l...

May 15, 2020

These dinosaurs are really stuck! Use the power of foaming vinegar to free them from this giant baking soda “rock”.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes + overnight

To Make Dinosaur Rescue World, You Need:

  • Baking soda

  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors (optional)

  • W...

May 2, 2020

Decorate yourself with nature by making beautiful nature crowns. This easy craft takes just a few minutes. It’s a great addition to a photoshoot or creative imaginative play. Nature crowns can be used time and again and are a fantastic way to display the beautiful natu...

May 2, 2020

Create a 3D structure for your child to practice the fine motor skill of lacing. While your child practices, your child creates a beautiful abstract piece of art. A giant lacing box can be reused an endless number of times, and each time your child can create a differe...

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