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Clothespin Butterfly Craft

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Ever since we did the toilet paper roll butterfly craftmy LOs kept asking for more butterflies to put it in our lil herb garden. This time we wanted to try something different.

This is a very simple craft – Your LOs could do it. 😀 I just love the way it turned out. The butterflies look so cute & lovely.. (dont you think?)



What you need

  • 1 Clothespin
  • 4 Cupcake Liners
  • 1 pair Googly eyes (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Glue

How to

  • Flaten the cupcake liners. If your using plain ones, let your kids color/draw on them. We used the printed ones. You could also mix and match 2 different prints.
  • To make the Upper wings – Fold the cupcake liner into half, again fold into half. Repeat this step with one more cupcake liner.
  • Glue the pointed ends together so it looks like a bow…

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Ice Painting – Painting on Ice

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The hot days are here.. What can be the best way to beat the heat other than ice.. My LOs love playing with colors & so wewanted to combine ice & paint. We’ve already tried Ice cube painting and it was a hit. This time for a change we tried to paint on ice and it turned out to be awesome! 💖

Ice Painting is one of the simplest painting activities. Kids will love it as a cool outdoor activity on hot days or as a fun indoor activity that themes with cold days 😀

What you need

  • Water
  • Baking soda (optional)
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush

How to

  • Mix the baking soda in water and freeze it overnight. The baking soda makes the ice super white. You could also freeze plain water. We tried both- the colors look bright on the white ice.
  • Remove the ice and put it on a…

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Ice cube Painting

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Whether its beating the summer heat or embracing the winter cold, painting with ice is such a fun & cute idea… Its a colourful, sensory & art activity that’s taste safe for babies, toddlers & preschoolers.. Kids will have a ball with this unique experience creating their own masterpiece.. 😀

What you need

  • Ice cube tray
  • Water
  • Food color
  • Craft sticks/ wooden ice cream sticks ( optional)

How to

  • Take an ice cube tray and add desired food colouring to each cube. (About 7 drops)
  • Fill the cube with water to the top & freeze for about 30 mins ( or until the water starts to freeze)
  • Now place the craft sticks – it should stand upright by itself.
  • Freeze them overnight.

Ice cube painting gets as messy as it can.. So if the weather is hot you could take this outside, if not you could use a tray.. Also…

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DIY Bouncy Ball

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Did you know you could make your own Bouncy Ball. Yeah.. Thats right! This is a simple science experiment kids (depending on their age) could do with little to no help. It does not bounce really high like the store bought ones. But it does bounce over a foot high. It bounces well on carpet rather than kitchen tiles & bounces really well on the wall. It has a unique texture that your kids will enjoy playing with. The recipe uses borax and as you know its not edible, this might not be appropriate for toddlers who still put things in their mouth. I enjoyed making this and my LOs enjoyed playing with it. 😀

What you need

  • 2 disposable bowls/cups (for mixing)
  • 2 craft sticks/disposable spoons (for stirring)

Borax Solution

  • 1/2 tsp Borax
  • 2 tbsp hot water

Glue Solution

  • 1 tbsp Elmers white glue
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch

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Homemade Sidewalk Paint

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Its that time of the year! The hot days are here… If your looking for ways to keep your LOs occupied outside this homemade sidewalk paint is your go to recipe. Its very easy to make and can be made using just 3 ingredients. You can make some on a sunny day and keep your kids busy atleast for an hour. Let them color in your driveway, sidewalk or patio. This washes off very easily and absolutely no staining… (Mommy win 👍) Now let the lil ones get creative! 😀

What you need

  • 1/2 cup Cornflour/ Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Food color ( you could also use tempera paint powder)

How to

  • Mix the cornflour and water until smooth.
  • Add desired food color to the mixture. You might have to add atleast 10 drops of food color to make bright colors. If using tempera paint powder add 1-2 tbsp and…

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Object to Picture Matching- Montessori Pre-Reading Activity for Toddlers

Object to Picture Matching is the next step in Pre-Reading skills. Like object to object matching, it develops vocabulary skills and also abstraction – toddlers make a connection, that the object they have in their hand is what they see in the picture.

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 What you need

  • Picture cards
  • Matching objects

How to

  • We have an animals book which is my LOs favourite. They always match the animals from toob to the pictures in the book. We have also done it with other books- shapes, fruits & vegetables, construction vehicles etc. Every time, they name the object before the match is made.
  • You could pick pictures and objects according to your childs interest – like cars, construction vehicles, birds, fruits & vegetables, animals, little people etc.
  • If you cant find pictures of objects you have, you can always click a picture, print it, laminate and cut.

Miss D(2.5) finds it very interesting to match the objects to the picture. Every time she makes a match, she gets so excited. We name each object as we make the match.Miss A(3.5) is old enough to match perfectly. So we have improvised the activity, by naming the animal sounds, where they live, what is their favourite food etc. Same with fruit & vegetables- whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable. If its a bird – where they live, on a farm or in wild etc.

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DIY Light up Firefly & Fun Facts for Preschoolers

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Brighten up your backyard on a summer night with this super easy to make firefly. Found this on pinterest & couldn’t resist making it.. My LOs really loved to watch the changing colours and kept running with it in our backyard. 😀 Also good way to learn about fireflies – we dont get to see the real ones these days..

What you need

  • Plastic Easter egg
  • LED tea light
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Markers
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

How to

  • Cut the pipe cleaners to desired size to make antennas & legs and glue them to the easter egg.
  • If you dont have hot glue gun, you can make holes on the egg using a thumb pin and insert the pipe cleaners.
  • Stick the googly eyes on the egg or you can just draw eyes & smiley using markers.
  • Pop the led tea light into the easter egg (…

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