Sparkly Mess

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Tons of glitter to brighten a gloomy day! I totally asked for a huge mess with this project, but Reagan wanted glitter, so we glittered!!!

materials

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Glue ( I like clear washable glue)
Glitter
Paper
Something to pour excess glitter into- we used an old box

What To Do

Cover work area- this project can get messy!! Place a piece of paper in front of your child, give them a glue bottle and assist in squeezing the glue onto the paper. Show them how to move the glue bottle left, right, up and down their paper, while squeezing the bottle. This is when I talk with Reagan about the glue being sticky. I encourage her to touch the glue with one of her fingers, so that she can feel the texture and stickiness.

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Show your child the different colors of glitter that you have and allow for them to select the color that they want to use. Guiding their hands at first, show them how to shake the glitter jar to completely cover their glue with glitter.

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Assist your child, at first, in shaking the excess glitter off of their paper. We used an old box for our extra glitter.

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Let the glue dry. Like I said before, this project can get messy, so be prepared!!

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Have a SPARKLING day!

Super Cute Father’s Day Gifts

Sunday is Father’s Day and since Reagan was born I’m on double duty, my dad and my husband, until she is old enough to come up with her own gift ideas. I wanted to share some cute ideas that I found; incase anyone is in need of a last-minute idea or two.

Artsy-Fartsy has these FREE decals ready to be downloaded and printed!

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I’m loving these Stencil Cork Coasters from inner child giving

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These Note Cube Pads from Cool Mom Picks are perfect for daddy’s desk!

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Handmade and from the Heart! Work from Home with Kids; this is adorable!

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the blue basket has the best idea for Mother’s…I mean Father’s Day!

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These photo ideas are super cute and if you can pull it off…go for it!

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love From an Igloo

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precious

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Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there!

Paint Stamps

I attempt to entertain Reagan’s requests to do various activities.  Lately, she has been asking to paint…’I paint’.  I’ve said this multiple times, but I really do need to get my butt in gear and get a variety of colors for my daughter to work with.  Blue and pink, although lovely, are getting a bit old.

Instead of pulling out the paint brushes, I decided that we would do some stamp painting with an apple, which turned into stamp painting with a potato, animal crackers and pretzels.  Who would have thought that food could be so much fun to paint with!  Our project got cut short, when daddy started watching a motorcycle race on the computer.  I was left high and dry by my 18 month old for her daddy and motorcycles… whatever floats her boat!

Materials:

The potato, animal crackers and pretzels were afterthoughts, so they aren’t pictured with materials.
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Paper

Knife

Paint- in our case…washable

Plate- or paint dish

Apple

Potato

Animal Crackers

Pretzels

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Reagan and I talked about the color of the outside of the apple and the various colors on the inside of the apple.  We talked about the stem and the seeds and how apple trees grow from apple seeds!  I then attempted to sing her the Johhny Apple Seed Song, which I butchered, thank god for youtube!  The apple that I used was small, so Reagan was able to hold the cut half in her hand.  I showed Reagan what to do and off she went!

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Earlier that day, I pulled out a bag of 6 or 7 potatoes that I had completely forgot about that needed to be trashed.  I brought one over to the table and talked to Reagan about why we couldn’t/shouldn’t eat the potato anymore.  I cut out different shapes and designs on various potato pieces to be used as stamps.

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Reagan spotted a few pieces of her left over snack on the table and asked to paint with them…’I paint pretzel and manimals’. So we painted with pretzels and animals!

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Reagan painted for about 20 minutes before she quickly moved to her daddy’s lap to watch motorcycle racing… a girl after her dads heart!

IMG_9214Excuse the random pizza slice…whatever it takes for Reagan to eat, even if it is while painting!