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Jul17

Homemade Playdough: Burning Daylight– Going back to mixing up fun.

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This week we’re going to go back to an older series of activities I shared with the intent of actually completing them and then, my good intentions were lost somewhere in the beginning of July. Remember a few weeks ago I shared recipes for bubbles, play dough and sidewalk paint and chalk? This is the […]

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Jul12
Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

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I decided to suck it up, stop being as anally retentive and try painting with my kids this week. Even though I believe painting is against my religion, even though I believe painting is why God invented preschool, even though I am actually incredibly anally retentive. I sucked it up, covered the kitchen bar in […]

Jul10
Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight: Paint Edition V. 1

Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight: Paint Edition V. 1

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I sent my kids to preschool for one big reason: so I wouldn’t have to deal with painting at my house. I brought them up to believe paints existed only at school because I’m not good with mess, chaos or stains. But it’s summer now and desperate times call for desperate measures. This week in […]

Jul05
Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

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This project burned a lot of daylight and for that I am eternally grateful. First we burned about two hours collecting items for our prints on a nature walk, taking time to feed the ducks, skip stones on the lake and search for turtles on the shore. If this project had ended up burning down […]

Jul03
Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

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I may have mentioned off handedly about a thousand times, how much trouble I have filling the summer with things to do for my kids. Yesterday I ran an idea by Isabel, suggesting I come up with a craft project or two to do with your kids each week. I’ll be using my friend’s younger […]

Jun28
Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

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It’s almost July which means I’ve made it through two weeks of summer break without killing anyone. Wow, I’m amazing. In this time frame I’ve also made it through several jars of play-doh, a few gallons of bubbles and more quarts of sidewalk paint than I’d like to add up. While at Target yesterday looking […]

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