Here's what you need:
- Salad spinner
- Tempera paint (washes off easily )
- Paper plates, trimmed to fit inside spinner
Each child takes a turn squeezing out drops of paint of his or her choice on a paper plate that has been placed inside the salad spinner. Experiment with various ways of getting the paint on. This is also a great way to experience cause and effect for any age: "If I squirt it on thick here, or thin here, how will it turn out?" or "Will the colors mix and create a new color?"
It looks like this:
Let the artwork dry in a safe place and repeat, repeat, repeat!
Want to make Dad quake in his shoes? How about a shriek from Mom or big sister?
These harmless pranks produce excellent results, without causing lasting damage.
My kids picked their unsuspecting Dad to pull this silly prank on. They wanted to put it on his laptop keyboard to see how surprised he would be!
Do they know what makes their parents tick or what?
- White glue, about 1/2 c. per spill
- Tempera paint, add 1 T. at a time until desired effect is reached
- Cups, lid, straw
- Wax paper
- Milk and cereal. Cheerios are very convincing. *Tip: Stir in white paint with the glue before pouring as white glue dries clear.
- Yogurt cup spill. Use an empty yogurt cup and plastic spoon.
Eve is a happy homeschooling mother of 3 sons and a daughter, ages 8, 6, 4 and not-quite-2. She shares bits and pieces of her good intentions and kids' creations at her blog, Inchworm Chronicles. Her interests include: supporting women in childbirth and breastfeeding, beginner fiddling, cooking with the music turned up loud!, and spending time with her and her husband's families: 7 siblings on each side! Although she and her husband are both public school graduates, homeschooling from the very beginning is the way they have chosen to build a strong and happy culture in their family, as well as to educate their children. The Lord has always been faithful to bless and strengthen them in those tasks.