Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By the way, here's a list of some of the crafty things we've been doing around here--in case there are others like me (stay-at-home-barely-sane-mamas):
+ Jello playdoh: 1 C water + 1 C flour + 2 T cream of tartar + 2 T salt + 2 T oil + packet of jello. Cook on stove till it pulls together into a ball. Cool. Then play for weeks!
+ Potato prints: Slice potato in half and wittle any shape feasible. Cut around the shape. Use whatever paint is available on heavy paper (I use watercolor paper).
+ Paper bag puppets: Use paper sandwich bags, and color with markers and crayons. Use the fold for the mouth. Andrew rocks at this!
+ Wooden bead necklaces: Use either a plastic over-sized needle and yarn or a shoelace. Knot one end and have them string wooden beads (I found mine at Micheals) till it's long enough to tie into a necklace or bracelet. I think Madeleine has five right now!
+ Treasure Hunt: In a large bowl, empty a bag of dry beans and 2 Cups of dry rice. Hide pennies and nickels (or whatever) and give them turns locating their treasure!
+ Snow Candy: Using chocolate syrup or maple syrup, drizzle onto clean snow. Wait until it hardens. Scoop it up, break it, eat it! By the way, your average pancake syrup doesn't harden on the snow, but, it does make for great Snow Cream. We scooped it up in a bowl and took our spoons to it!
If you have other indoor activities you love to do with your little ones, please share! I'm always eager to try something new.