Pinwheel windmill

Pinwheel windmill

How to Make a Paper Pinwheel Windmill   DIY make your own handheld paper pinwheel windmill. Follow these instructions on how to make a  paper pinwheel windmill.  Great to put in your garden. An easy project for kids to take out on a windy day. Try substituting a hard plastic by using the back of a Duo-Tang to make a plastic one for your garden.     Cut out two 9 inch squares each a different color   This one we decided to try foil paper. Fold squares so they form a triangle. Then fold triangle again to form a x with the folds. Fold both sheets Open square to see two fold lines crisscrossing in the center. With the ruler, mark about 1 1/2 inch…

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Paper puppets

Paper puppets

Paper Bird Puppet Simple instruction on how to make a paper hand puppet. My son has made a bird, cat and pig. Item needed Paper Tape or glue Marker Bowl for outlines for pig Draw outline Cut out outline and square for beak Cut out strips for finger holes    Tape or glue on beak   Tape finger holes Below are a couple other puppet we have done.  The pig I used a small bowl for the head, and a larger bowl for the body.   Pig paper puppet Cat paper puppet

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Air dry clay plate

Air dry clay plate

The air dry clay- purchased at the Dollar Store I saw this plate on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. I followed the instructions, It turned out to be a quick easy project. I purchased the air dry clay from the dollar store. Rolled it out on wax paper with a rolling pin. Put a lace doily in one corner and rolled over it lightly to imprint the design. Then placed plastic wrap in the bottom of a bowl. Place the rolled out clay in the bowl,so it would take the bowls shape. leave it to dry for a few days. Here is the link to the original post. http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/10154823/detail/ Once it was dry I used sand…

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Rain Stick

Rain Stick

Items Needed   What you need: Paint Paper Tube Sparkles Elastic band Brush Two plastic squares for ends(I used a No Frills bag) One sheet of paper 1/4 cup of rice or beans       What to do. 1.)      Have toddler paint the tube 2.)      Tape one end of the string to the first tube 3.)      While paint is still wet trow on some sparkles 4.)      Close one end with the elastic band and plastic 5.)      Pour in rice 6.)      Close the other end with plastic and elastic (you may need to secure the ends with tape)

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Stink Bomb

Stink Bomb

  It’s difficult getting kids off the computer and trying to get them engaged in other activities. This stink bomb really got my son’s attention. The items are simle to obtain and it’s fun for the kids. If it smells and blows up for a little boy it’s fun.   If it smokes and blows up, he likes it!

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Tin Can Robot

Tin Can Robot

  I love toys that are educational as well as fun. This Tin can robot was educational and fun.  Liam my son received this for Christmas and once again I am sick of seeing him on the computer so I had him put this together. A great educational toy at a reason price. The kit is a Tin Can Robot, made with a recycle soft-drink can it walks and has moving eyes. The finished product

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Last Day of Challege

Last Day of Challege

Day 21 Liam got soaked with this experiment. The last day is finally here hip hip hooray! Thanks for following me on the 21 Day Play Challenge. I will continue to spend time with my son; however I will be only updating this section once a week on Wednesdays. For the last one we are going to do one of the most popular experiments of modern times the Diet Coke and Mentos Geyser.   What you’ll need: Large bottle of Diet Coke About half a pack of Mentos Geyser tube (optional but makes things much easier) Instructions: Make sure you are doing this experiment in a place where you won’t get in trouble for getting Diet Coke everywhere. Outside on…

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