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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bottle top-lady bugs

These cute little lady bugs are a fun way to use up your leftover bottle tops-we have a huge collection that we will be using for craft in the next few weeks. I used permanent marker to draw on the spots and head while Tara glued on the googly eyes. Fun to use for imaginative play afterwards

Tabble runner-Kitchen paper

A fun and inexpensive way to decorate for a party that can involve your toddler is by making a table runner. Measure the length of kitchen paper you need and start by filling a few containers of food colouring diluted with water and use the droppers to decorate
Investigate what happens when you mix the colours together

Add to your party table and enjoy!

Bottle top- photo magnets

These magnets are a quick and easy way to recycle all those bottle tops you collect and make sweet presents for loved ones.
First find a photo and trace around the lid to see what will fit in the magnet

Cut out your circle and trim until it fits snug in the bottle top

As so, no need for glue or tape it will stay nicely if you have cut it correctly to size

Use some paste on the back of the lid

Place a magnet on top and wait to dry. These flat magnets are found on the back of junk mail calenders and other advertising promotions that we get delivered in the mail. Great to collect also to place on the back of your party invites.
Finished products on the fridge!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scratch n Sniff painting

Whats better than painting? Scratch n Sniff painting......
Start with a variety of jelly crystals that have distinct smells...
Or if your lucky enough to get your hands on some American Kool-Aid it works much better as it is more a powder than crystals so dissolves easier and glides on paper better. We found this packet at an old fashioned lolly shop

Pour jelly crystals into pots and combine with boiling water, your after a thick consistancy like jam but try to dissolve as many of the crystals as possible

Paint away! We found the texture of cardstock(available at scrapbooking shops) works well as it has something to stick to. Try to keep your colours seperate so you can smell the difference when finished

Making rainbows is a great idea

Wait until its thoroughly dry and then......SCRATCH N SNIFF away!

For older children you can make a matching game with a picture of a lemon/strawberry/lime/cola etc and match the paint scent to the pictures.