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3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

My 5 year old and I made some fun salt paintings today. Salt painting are fun because they stick up off the page and have bold vibrant colors. You can drop the colors onto the salt and watch it follow the path, such a fun way to make a pretty picture. PLUS they are budget friendly and FAST to make… two things that are important for me, that way I don’t feel bad when I toss this in the trash after it has been proudly displayed in our house for a few days.

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To make these you will need

  • Cardboard or poster board (thick paper plates work well too)
  • Elmers school glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring (diluted with water)
  • Eye dropper
  • Little hands ready to make a project

Draw your image on the cardboard, make sure some of the lines overlap so the color has a path to follow. Cover with salt, tap off the extra salt and  set aside to dry. In small bowl drop a few drops of food color, then dilute it with water to thin down the color.  Use an eye dropper to suck up some color and drop it on the salt. Watch it follow the salt lines and make a beautiful picture.

kids craft projects, 3d Salt Painting, perfect for kids of all ages preschool up to teens, Low cost art and craft projects, primary colors

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Summer Boredom Buster Idea

We are only a couple of weeks into summer break and if I hear “I am bored!” one more time I am going to go crazy!  I have one child that is the biggest user of the word, but all of my kids have claimed to be bored more than once.  For the sake of my sanity, and my children not being sent away to boarding school I came up with this idea.  I had seen it a few years back via pinterest, but couldn’t find it again to save my life!  Oh well, I just made my own version.

The idea is that the child must have done everything on the list before he/she can claim to be bored.  I made it easy to read and will hang it on my fridge so no one can claim to forget.  This week will be the test to see if it actually helps.  I know that not all of the items on my list are pertinent to everyone, but it is a good starting point to help you brainstorm some ideas of your own.  Good luck!  If you try it, let us know how it works out for your family!

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Play Time with Dad shirt, Car track on the back of a t-shirt, DAD gets a nap and kids get to PLAY it is a Win- Win #FathersDay #Gift. #DIY, #Dad, #Craft, #BoysWhen I was little my Mom would let my little brother play cars on her.  He thought it was a blast he would park the cars in her pant legs, and run them up and her legs and arms and sometimes they would get stuck in the muddy swamp (her hair).  Little did my younger brother know this was just my Moms way of trying to get a few minutes of rest while keeping  a VERY active child in one stop.

This is what gave me the idea to make a PLAY TIME with DAD shirt!

Play Time with Dad shirt, Car track on the back of a t-shirt, DAD gets a nap and kids get to PLAY it is a Win- Win #FathersDay #Gift. #DIY, #Dad, #Craft, #BoysLast year for Fathers Day my 4 year old is making his Daddy a VERY special shirt.  He is making him a PLAY TIME WITH DAD shirt. With the help of a few sharpie markers this white t-shirt has been transformed into the ultimate road map.  He had so much fun coloring the buildings and designing the shirt.

Play Time with Dad shirt, Car track on the back of a t-shirt, DAD gets a nap and kids get to PLAY it is a Win- Win #FathersDay #Gift. #DIY, #Dad, #Craft, #BoysThe best part is getting to PLAY with Dad while he wears the shirt. Dad gets a few minutes of rest while my son happily played cars on his back.  He was beyond excited, and can’t wait for Daddy to wear his shirt again for another play date.
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