Here are 10 cool painting activities for kids! Have fun and don’t be afraid of the mess!
When Boo and I were making our pinhole camera I wanted to teach her how 35mm film worked. I gave her this pack of cyanotype fabric and let her decide what to use from around the house to make her prints. Cyanotype is what they used to reproduce blueprints and diagrams a hundred years ago or more……those pretty architectural type drawings you wish you’d find in a thrift store one day (or at least I’m always looking for them!)? Cyanotype is basically a photographic printing process that results in a blue or “cyan” print.
I gave Boo a clipboard to lay the fabric on as she took each piece one at a time out of the “light proof” bag (it took a few reminders that she had to make sure to close it back up carefully):
Here are some last minute kid friendly New Year’s Eve ideas!
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Boo loves to have her own toy version of things we do in the kitchen for her playroom……and recently making tea came up. So today we made some tea bags and a cute little box to store them in. Super simple project!
First, I cut out 2 pieces of white felt, 2 pieces of purple felt and 1 pieces of ribbon for each tea bag:
Next, I sew three sides of the tea bag leaving the top open:
I filled the tea bags with wild rice so that it actually resembled tea in color:
As I sewed the the top of each bag shut, I slipped one end of the piece of ribbon inside:
I sewed the top part of the bag together and inserted the other end of the ribbon inside:
Finished tea bags!
I found this cute little wood box at Micheal’s for $1.00:
I made a vinyl shelf paper stencil using my Silhouette Machine to say “TEA” and masked out the areas I didn’t want to paint. A little fan of the spray paint over the stencil is all I needed:
The finished set. I love toys that have their own storage container:
Time for tea!
You have probably seen all the DIY hand-print plaque kits in the craft stores…. they don’t always look that great…. or turn out that great. I wanted to get a professional one done for Sienna but I couldn’t find a place that creates them closer than 100 miles from Palm Desert (plus they can get pretty pricey).