Week 6

Art Projects

Water Balloon Painting

Courtesy of Raising Dragons


  • Water balloons

  • Large sheet of paper

  • Washable paints

  • Swimwear or extra change of clothes


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. Start by filling up some water balloons. We tried not to fill them too full, as we did not want them to burst while painting with them.

  2. Lay paper down and secure the corners so the wind does not blow the paper away. We used two large pieces of easel paper and secured them on the edges with rocks.

  3. Dip the balloons in paint and get busy creating! It was so fun to watch the boys come up with different techniques like rolling, spinning, dabbing and looping the balloons to make a quite beautiful painting!

  4. Allow the artwork to completely dry before moving them.

(Tip: have an extra washing station to where the kids could wash off the paint of the balloon and begin again!)

Cosmic Sun Catchers

Courtesy of babbledabbledo


  • White glue (lots of it)

  • Food coloring

  • Toothpicks

  • Plastic lids

  • Hole punch

  • String


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. Pour a generous amount of glue into one of your plastic lids and swish it around to cover the entire inner surface.

  2. Have your child put one or two drops of each color of food coloring around the glue.

  3. Give your child a toothpick to swirl the colors around in the glue.

  4. Let dry

  5. When fully dry, peel the sun catcher off the lid, punch a hole through the top, add a string, and hang in a sunny spot.

Reading Challenge

Read a Book about a famous artist or illustrated by a famous artist

STEAM Project

Marshmallow Playdough (edible)

Courtesy of growing a jeweled rose


  • 6 Large Marshmallows

  • 3+ tbsp. Corn starch

  • 2 tbsp. Coconut oil

  • Food coloring of choice

  • Microwave

  • Bowl

  • Spoons


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, and then heat on high until the marshmallows expand.

  2. This will take roughly 25-30 seconds, but you will want to watch closely. Kids actually love doing this part.

  3. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, and then mix the ingredients as much as you can with a spoon. Things will be sticky at first, but do not worry. Just keep mixing.

  4. Once the ingredients are cool enough mix & knead the play dough with clean dry hands, adding more cornstarch as needed.

  5. Continue to mix and knead the dough, slowly adding cornstarch and kneading until the desired consistency is formed.

  6. Repeat the above steps for each color of marshmallow play dough that you wish to make. Then, the fun can begin!


  • Is your play dough too crumbly? That means you added too much starch, but that is ok. Just add a touch more coconut oil and knead it in.

  • Is your play dough too sticky? That just means you need a bit more cornstarch. Slowly add more and mix until the desired consistency is reached.

  • Marshmallow play dough is only meant for one playtime and should not be stored for future fun.

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Courtesy of Ashley’s Homemade Adventures


  • 1/4 cup cold water

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp. washable paint


  1. In a cup, stir 1 tbsp. of paint into 1/4 cup of cold water

  2. Slowly add in cornstarch while stirring water/paint mixture
    (You could use a Popsicle stick or a paintbrush to stir)

Reading Activity

Go on a color walk and look and keep the colors that you find in nature and tape or draw the item onto the next page.

Coloring Sheet