Tag Archives: preschooler

Back-To-School Crew Craze

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As you can probably tell from some recent posts, we’re gearing up for the new school year in STYLE. Check out these crafty old-school crews we made on this Sunday Funday. All you need are two empty toilet paper rolls, a blue Sharpie, and a pair of scissors. Just cut the toilet paper rolls vertically so they can slip on comfortably over your little one’s calves. Then draw horizontal stripes for a pair of classic crew socks. In about 10 minutes your little trendsetter will be rockin’ some new socks that are sure to be all the rage…in pre-k. 

 

DIY Finger Paint and Palette

Well…summer is finally here which means you are probably looking for fun ways to keep your kids occupied. What little one doesn’t love to get her hands messy with some finger paint? Using simple ingredients from around the kitchen you can whip up an assortment of kid-safe (even edible) colors. Recycle an egg carton and stick our paint palette sticker to the outside (or even to the inside) of an egg carton and you have the perfect storage container for your homemade paints.

Supplies:  3 tbs sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 cup water, food coloring, an egg carton {be sure it’s clean and dry}, and a Box Play for Kids paint palette sticker in the language of your choice – English, Spanish, or French.

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Step 1: Combine the sugar, salt, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan. Warm while whisking, until the mixture thickens. You may need to add more water or cornstarch to create a paste-like consistency.

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Step 2: Once the mixture cools, spoon into the wells of the egg carton.

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Step 3: Add drops of food coloring to each well and stir to create desired shades.

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Ta-da! A complete set of colorful finger paints.diy.paint_6

In the spirit of our multilingual paint palettes, we even drew up some multilingual pictures.diy.paint_7

Happy painting!!