Big Kids

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Big Kids | 0 comments

DIY Spin Art Bunting in Five Easy Steps

DIY Spin Art Bunting in Five Easy Steps

I fondly remember making spin art with a little machine when I was a kid. So it’s been on my list of toys to get the kids for some time. I knew they’d have just as much fun as I did watching the paper spin and the colorful paint splatter. And ALEX’s Fantastic Spinner definitely didn’t disappoint. The kids had so much fun spinning and squirting paint they didn’t want to stop. We ended up with a whole bunch of colorful spin art that we had to find a creative DIY craft solution for. So I decided to use them to decorate Sawyer’s room by turning them into a long spin art bunting. Here’s how I did... Read Post

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in Big Kids | 0 comments

Shrinky Dinks Magic

Shrinky Dinks Magic

My kids had a fantastic time making these “Cool Stuff” Shrinky Dinks! Shrinky Dinks are made out of a special “paper” that shrinks down in the oven, so it’s like making your very own toys! This particular kit has fun robots, vehicles, and other pre-cut shapes to color. The colored pencils come included, so it was a simple project to pull out on a rainy afternoon – and it was also a quick enough project to let the kids do as a reward for getting ready for school really quickly in the morning! It was interesting to watch how my three kids approached this project. My son Johnny (four years old)... Read Post

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Big Kids, Science for Kids, Videos | 0 comments

Imaginative Play with Mix N Blast Volcano

Imaginative Play with Mix N Blast Volcano

Over spring break, my family and I visited the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. The trip had been one that we had been planning for a long time and we were all very excited.  For my son who is 7 years old and extremely curious about science nature, the buzz about our upcoming trip, naturally stemmed to conversations about volcanos. He had lots of questions about how volcanos worked and if he would see one while we were on vacation. Maui’s volcano has not been active in many years and is surrounded by a rainforest, so I knew getting a great view of it while we were away would be unlikely. So... Read Post