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Saturday, January 16, 2010

not as messy as it could be...

Press and Paint
this is a great and some what tidy way of finger painting , Place your paper down onto a cookie sheet or deep baking pan, then squirt a few shots of colour then cover with a piece of saran wrap or even a plastic grocery bag, then let your child push and move the paint around... then when your done pull up the saran wrap and you will be left with a cool abstract painting, if the saran wrap is fairly smooth you can leave it in place it will just take a little longer to dry...

Pudding Painting
this is a fun finger painting exercise for kids who have a tendency to eat the paint.. you can use brushes or just fingers.. you can also add a few drops of food colour to vanilla pudding if your after a little more colour...
this teaches motor skills and its a good messy time with easy and yummy clean up..


Make these flowers from your toddler's handprint (on paper) and stapled it to a straw

You will need :
* Any plain coloured papers or construction papers
* Pencil
* scissors
* Green pipe cleaners (or straws)
* Tape or glue

Trace your toddler's hand on the coloured or construction paper and cut the tracing out. Curl each of the fingers around a pencil. Then, using the palm of the handprint, form a cone (with the fingers curling outwards). Glue or tape the cone together.

Staple the flower to a pipe cleaner or a drinking straw. On a green construction paper, draw some leaves, then cut them out. Staple or tape the leaves to the straw.

You can make an entire bouquet of flowers from this toddler craft for a great gift.Grand parents love these...

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