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DIY Kids Body Paint

by Juliemara
07.17.13

 

 

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It’s known that toddlers love making a mess. It’s how they learn. I love watching my girls making a mess, I can see their little brain wheels spinning with delight as toys, food, water, pretty much anything goes flying in every direction. These two are all about a new adventure and experience and get into anything they can with a fierce passion. So when I saw this post on Modern Parent, Messy Kids blog, I knew this would be a perfect activity for my girls.

What you’ll need:

-a six muffin tin or something similar for the different colors.

-Corn Starch

-Food Coloring

-1 Inch Paint Brushes, I got these, they worked great and are easy to hold and clean.

-Warm Water

I recommend you have:

-An outdoor space

-Hose

I loosely followed this recipe from the blog post but left out the milk. Here is how I did it, step by step.

Step 1 – add two drops of gel food coloring to each muffin tin section. Mix colors for additional variations. Here is a color mixing guide if you aren’t sure what colors make what.

Step 2 – in a separate bowl mix corn starch and water until you get desired consistency about three cups total is needed for six colors, I used approx 1 1/4 cup of corn starch to 1 3/4 cup of water.

Step 3 – Pour the corn starch mixture in to each muffin tin section , fill about half way, mix together with food coloring.

Step 4 – Have Fun.

Step 5 – Hose your children down before bringing them in the house.

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DIY Pom Pom Garland

by Juliemara
04.9.13

 

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I’ve totally jumped on the Pom Pom band wagon even though I think the wagon is pretty much on it’s way out of town. I don’t care. I just got my first Pom Pom makers and made my first Pom Pom project. A Pom Pom garland.

I loved having the valentines garland in February but after I took it down the window was looking dull like it needed an accessory, the modern grey Pom Poms do the job.

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Pom Poms aren’t just for garlands they can be necklaces, hair pieces even napkin rings. Pom Poms are a great busy project for a fidgety person while watching tv or on a road trip. Even kids can make pom poms. I made mine super full but they are just as fun made a bit more airy.

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you can get your own pom pom maker here.

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Here are some other great uses for pom poms that I found on pinterest, the possibilities are endless.

 

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