We made bird feeders! We collected pine cones, painted them with peanut butter, shook them in a paper bag filled with bird seed and hung them on trees.
We made dinosaur eggs! This was probably our favorite. I gathered the ingredients- salt, water, used coffee grinds ( that were suppose to be dry but I was impatient), water, dirt, flour, and plastic dinosaurs. I love that most activities I find on Pinterest require supplies that I already have in my house.
Then we got to work!
Then we let them dry
And had lots of fun helping them hatch!
We made fireworks! I put oil and water in a jar and dropped food coloring inside. When the drops got through the oil, it made "fireworks."
J was very impressed!
Here are some idea's I got for J's 2nd birthday party. Dump truck cupcakes. It's just crushed Oreo on top.
Joey did all the decorating and even made the sign. ( Yes, he did that on purpose)
For the party, we also made our own giant bubbles and cut the bottoms of water bottles for the wands. I was amazed at how well it worked. We've made these bubbles several times since.
We made sidewalk paint! It was just cornstarch, water and food coloring.
Even E was impressed!
We took an ocean bath! I gathered all the ocean bath toys, filled the tub and tinted the water with food coloring and they took a bath in the ocean.! They loved it! And no, it did not dye their skin.
I even tried something with my hair! And if you know me, I am not so great at doing my hair. But I'm willing to work in that! :o)
I learned early on as a teacher to beg, borrow and steal ideas! Thank-you , Pinterest, for allowing us to do just that!