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How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #HacksEach year we try and think of a fun new way to dye Easter eggs with our kids. Last year we showed you how to dye Easter Eggs with shaving cream, if you missed that post be sure and check it out because it was pretty awesome.  This year we wanted something BOLD and BRIGHT and fun again.  I keep seeing this video on social media showing people how to get your nail polish to look like tie dye with water. I tried it and it was a total FAIL, I just ended up with polish all over my hand and a spoon I was using and none on my fingernails….. BUT that did give me the idea to try the same concept on an egg. The result,  it is easy to do and the eggs turned out simply AMAZING!

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How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksTo make your very own Nail Polish Tie Dye Swirl Eggs you will need:

  • Nail polish (the cheap stuff from the dollar store works great)
  • ROOM temperature water, if it is too hot or too cold it will not work right
  • Plastic cup or bowl
  • Tooth pick or skewer to blend polish on top of water
  • Plastic Glove to protect your hand from polish
  • Eggs (hard boiled, fresh, plastic or blown out, will all work)
  • News papers or drop cloth to cover your work space
  • Nail polish remover (just in case)
    How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksStart by filling your plastic cup with room temperate water. The temperature of your water is very important. If you struggle with getting the polish to float or spread the water temp is most likely the issue.  Start to drop dots of polish into the water. The first few drops should spread all the way across the surface of the water, the ones you drop on t0p of that will not spread as fast or as easily but this give you a fun layer look.  You can squeeze the sides of the cup to make the polish spread and blend faster. You can also take a tooth pick and drag the polish and make fun designs. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksPut on your rubber glove (unless you want tie dye swirl hands). Start on one edge of the cup and ROLL the egg across the top of the water the same time you are dunking it into the water. All the polish will stick to the egg.How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksI should have used a bigger cup I would have been able to cover the whole surface of the egg, instead my cup only covered about 3/4 of the surface of the egg.  To cover the whole egg I just added more polish to my water and then dipped the other side for  full coverage. You can use the same water over and over no need to dump it between eggs.How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksSet to dry, I used an old cloth that I did not care if got stained, this also helped the egg from rolling around. I hope your kids have as much fun doing these as ours did.  This can get kind of smelly, so you might want to do it outside or with a window open. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #Hacks Also I know there are going to be mixed feelings on if you can or should eat an egg that has polish on the shell, if you are worried about that you can always blow out the egg before you dye it or just choose to NOT eat the egg and use it for decorations. Remember that eggs have two barriers, the shell and the membrane inside. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #HacksMORE TIPS and IDEAS you might enjoy……

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Dinosaur hand puppet, easy hand puppets to make for kids. Children craft projects, low cost party favor ideas, boy puppets, DinoDIY No Sew Dinosaur Puppet

Do your kids love using their imaginations with puppets? If so, why not try making your own? You can craft your own no sew dinosaur puppet using just a glove, a little felt, and a few other crafting supplies. You can make your own no sew dinosaur puppet in just minutes, and the end result is a frugal and fun toy. Here is how you can get started crafting your own! These are also fun for party favor ideas, sleep overs or even boy scout craft ideas.

You could also make these as a family reunion craft idea and let all the kids create their own puppet. Then they can put on a puppet show for the adults.

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Dinosaur hand puppet, easy hand puppets to make for kids. Children craft projects, low cost party favor ideas, boy puppets, Dino gloveDirections:

1. Begin by deciding where you want the eye to go on your dinosaur. Put the glove on and make a pencil mark where you think the eye should be.

2. Remove the glove and apply some glue to the pencil dot. Press the googly eye to the dot and hold in place until dry and secure.

3. Take your scissors and cut out a row of teeth for your dinosaur. We just freehand cut some zig zags to look like teeth.

4. Add a strip of the glue to the back of the teeth and press them to pointer finger of the glove. Repeat using the same technique, this time gluing to the thumb of the glove. Your dinosaur now has a mouth full of sharp teeth! To use your puppet, simply slide it on and open and close your hand. Children will be able to act out stories, plays, and use their imagination to make their dinosaur come to life. Gather your supplies and give this no sew dinosaur puppet craft a try!

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St Patricks Day projects for preschool or toddlers, Easy DIY Shamrock Craft for kids, St. Patty's day craft idea, DIY, Kids, School party Idea

6 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I am not crazy about storing tons of holiday activities and decorations in the house, especially for the smaller holidays. But I do love providing fun, and educational activities for the kids, especially when the cost less than $2! I grabbed a pack of plastic gold coins for St. Patrick’s Day and used some other items we had in our art closet already to create 6 fun activities for them, I hope you enjoy a couple or all of them with your own little leprechaun.

St Patricks Day projects for preschool or toddlers, Easy DIY Shamrock Craft for kids, St. Patty's day craft idea, DIY, Kids, ScShamrock Counting­ A great game for learning you can make up just a few for smaller kids to count and match numbers or on up for older children. I cut simple shamrock shapes from green construction paper and used a sharpie to mark numbers. Keep it simple and just have them match the number of coins to the number on the shamrock, or call out numbers and have them cover them with a coin to practice recognition. Have older children? Instead of a single number write a math problem, call out the answer and have them place a coin on the corresponding math sentence, you could also use them for writing out sight words.

St Patricks Day projects for preschool or toddlers, Easy DIY Shamrock Craft for kids, St. Patty's day craft idea, DIY, Kids, School partyRainbow Sensory Bin­ The first thing I did to introduce the coins was to create a mini sensory bin, toddlers and preschoolers love even the simplest of sensory bins. Besides the gold coins use what you have on hand­ rainbow colored pompoms and chenille stems (pipe cleaners), colorful crayons, puzzle pieces, or anything else you might have. Include spoons for transferring and cups or bowls for filling and dumping.

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Rainbow Stencils­ Use the coins as a stencil to make pieces of artwork as well as practice fine motor skills, and color recognition.Provide your child with a lot of beautiful rainbow colored markers or crayons to make a colorful piece. St. Patty’s Stacking­ Take turns stacking coins to see how high of a tower you can make. This is great for hand eye coordination, fine motor, as well as practice in taking turns­all valuable skills for tots and preschoolers.St Patricks Day projects for preschool or toddlers, Easy DIY Shamrock Craft for kids, St. Patty's day craft idea, DIY, Kids, School party idea . jpgSo Lucky Store­ We set up a pretend store with rainbow and other items from around the house. I made simple price tags and had the children “buy” items from me­ practicing counting. You could adapt this for older children as well by writing different amounts like $1, $5, $10, and $20 on the coins and tags, make change and add more than one item. ( You may need more than one bag of coins for this).

St Patricks Day projects for preschool or toddlers, Easy DIY Shamrock Craft for kids, St. Patty's day craft idea, DIY, Kids, School party idea. jpgHide and Seek Fortune­ This is a great activity to get the kids moving and exploring whether you hide them inside or out. Tuck coins so they peek out from under potted plants and rugs,In the refrigerator, taped to the fridge, etc. Have them count them off as they find each one. Give hotter and warmer clues as they search.

What other activities can you come up with for this inexpensive item?

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St Patricks Day Crafts For kids, Easy to make DIY Pot of golf rocks. Perfect for preschool and older, school craftSt Patricks Day Crafts For Kids ~ Easy to make DIY Leprechaun Gold

Everyone dreams of finding a pot of gold, well dreams really do come true with this easy to make DIY St Patricks Day craft for kids.  Most the supplies you will already have on hand, some of them you can even pick up for FREE in your drive way. Or go for a nature walk to find the rocks them turn them into something extra special.

To make this you will need:

St Patricks Day Crafts For kids, Easy to make DIY Pot of gold rocks. Perfect for preschool and older, school craft projectDirections:

1. Cover your work surface with newspaper. This step assists with an easy clean up once you are finished.

2. Using your foam brush paint a thin layer of mod Podge onto a rock or stone.

3. While the Mod Podge is still tacky, lightly sprinkle some of the gold glitter over the area where the Mod Podge is applied.

4. Gently tap the rocks to remove excess glitter and avoid clumps.

5. Allow the area to dry.

6. Once the first area is dry you can work on other sections of the rock until the entire rock is covered in glitter. (I started with the top then worked on the sides then flipped over to do the bottom).

7. Once your rocks are completely dry you can coat the entire rock with a thin layer of Mod Podge (it dries clear) to seal the glitter. This will keep glitter from rubbing off onto other surfaces.

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Easy DIY Card ideas, Polk-a-dot heart Card, perfect for Valentines Day, Mothers day ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Handmade CardsDo your kids like to leave notes on your pillow? Mine do, and I think it is adorable.  They often leave me “Polka Dot” cards. These are easy to make, low cost and fun for kids of all ages.  Today my 4 year old spent a few hours makeing Polka Dot Heart Cards, he plans to give them as Valentines but these work well for other occasions as well. Like Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Get Well Cards, Thinking of you Cards…. the list goes on and on.

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To make these first you will need:

Easy DIY Card ideas, Polk-a-dot heart Card, perfect for Valentines Day, Mothers day ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Handmade CardsFirst cut out the image you want to be in the middle. In this card we picked a heart.  I used an old Christmas card ( I like to use thicker paper or cards so the paint or ink does not bleed through).  I then tape the heart to the middle of the white cardstock. Pour some paint out on a plate and use the pencil eraser to make dots around the heart.  It does not mater where you put them.  My son LOVES to make the dots it keeps him busy for a very long time often over an hour. He often sings “Dip, dot, dip Dot” as he makes his card, which I think is adorable.

Easy DIY Card ideas, Polk-a-dot heart Card, perfect for Valentines Day, Mothers day ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Handmade CardsOnce you are done making the dots, carefully peel the heart off the middle of the page. Careful not to smear the dots. Allow to dry, then use glue to make a card out of your new image. My kids often write a message in the middle of the card too.

Another idea, you can do this same project with a pillow case, or t-shirt. Just make sure you use fabric paint and heat set it before you wash it.

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