Week 2

Art Projects

Rainbow Bubble Snakes

courtesty of Housing a Forest

All you need is:

  • Empty water bottle from your recycling

  • Duct tape

  • Sock that is missing its match

  • Dish soap

  • Food coloring


Directions:

  1. Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off.

  2. Next slide the sock over the bottom of the bottle. We used colorful duct tape to secure our sock, but you could use a rubber band as well.

  3. Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix.

  4. Dip the sock covered bubble blower into the solution and gently blow.

We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. The kids dropped the food coloring onto the sock covered end. It was a bit messy, but the kids LOVED it!


Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in! If your child sucks in, they will be eating bubbles. Please be careful when doing this with your kids. My kids had a blast playing with these bubble snakes. We did not have any trouble with the kids inhaling, but I have had a few readers mention that their younger kids needed continual reminders. The fun will quickly end if the bubbles are inhaled!

BEST HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

Courtesy of I Heart Nap Time

The BEST homemade playdough recipe – make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

WHY IS THIS THE BEST HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE?

    • It is SUPER soft and squishy, but doesn’t stick

    • The play dough lasts for months in a zip top bag

    • It is inexpensive to make

    • It makes enough for 4-6 kids

    • You can add different colors and even scents to customize your dough

HOW TO MAKE PLAYDOUGH

Playdough ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup salt

  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 2 cups lukewarm water

  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)

  • Food coloring, optional

  • Quart sized bags


Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.

Once the dough is finished, I like to put each dough ball into it’s own quart sized zip top bag. Then I let my kids squish the colors together. It gives the kids something to do, makes it so your hands aren’t stained and then gives the dough a home after. We use the same bag to store the dough when the kids are done playing with it. If you only plan on making ONE color, just add the food coloring into the pan when you add the water (makes it easier to mix it in). My kids can never decide on just one color, so we usually need to divide it out.

Another fun addition to the play dough is to add glitter. We added about 1/4 cup to the bag and kneaded it in with blue and yellow.







Reading Challenge


Read a Banned Book

Drawing Activity

Scavenger Hunt


Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt.pdf

Puzzle

Colors Word Search.pdf

Virtual Art Tours