Posts Tagged ‘Messy Fun’

Slime Drawings

Every kid loves to draw, and with this activity, you can really change things up. Instead of paper, use slime as the canvas and watch as their creations come to life with movement! YOU’LL NEED: White glue and liquid starch to make the slime; magic markers or Sharpies for drawing. Video Tutorial: slime drawings video…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Bubble Snakes

The best part is this is easy peasy to make and uses things that you have around the house. Perfect! Video Tutorial: bubble snake YOU’LL NEED: An empty water bottle, duct tape or an elastic band, an old sock, scissors, dish soap and a dish pan or other shallow container. DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut the bottom…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Cloud Dough

Today’s Project: Cloud Dough Video Tutorial: cloud dough This silky smooth play dough can be made in just a few minutes with stuff you already have in your house–hair conditioner and cornstarch! YOU’LL NEED: Cornstarch, hair conditioner, a large mixing bowl and food coloring (optional). DIRECTIONS: 1. Pour 2 cups of cornstarch into the mixing…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Spin Art

An adult needs to do some preliminary gluing, but then it’s time to turn the kids loose! This activity has a tendency to get a bit messy from all the excitement, so it’s best to put down a paint tarp to catch paint splatter. Video Tutorial: spin art YOU’LL NEED: An old CD, a marble,…

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Social Distance Learning: Melted Crazy Crayons

Project: Melted Crazy Crayons Video Tutorial: crayons There comes a point when crayons become a bit too stubby to really work well. If this is the case in your house, here is a fun solution that the kids will enjoy helping you with. DIRECTIONS: 1. Gather up all the stubby crayons and remove the paper…

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Social Distance Learning: Chromatography

Project: Chromatography Video Tutorial: chromatography Black ink is black ink, right? Maybe not! Even though the ink from different pens looks the same, it might actually be made of many different dyes. You can separate the dyes in the ink from different pens to make different patterns. Did you know that inks and markers are often…

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Social Distance Learning: Puffy Paint

Project: Puffy Paint Video Tutorial: puffy paint If you’ve never made puffy paint, you really must. It’s super easy and such a blast for kids to work with! DIRECTIONS: 1. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Slowly add water, mixing as you pour, so that…

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Social Distance Learning: Oobleck

Today‘s Project: Oobleck Video Tutorial: oobleck Ooey-gooey fun that kids of all ages will have fun mixing up and playing with! It’s super simple to make with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets! DIRECTIONS: 1. Start with 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl. 2. Add 1 teaspoon of glue. 3. Add 4-5 teaspoons of cornstarch one…

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Crazy Concoctions

What an awesomely messy day we’ve had today at the Children’s Museum! Today was our first August Drop-in-Day, Crazy Concoctions! And boy, were there some crazy things out there! This day is to make all the messy things we can using household ingredients, and without getting your homes messy! With the help of our great…

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