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Have buckets of fun with these water crafts like "Beach in a Baggie", "Fish In The Water Pictures" & "Balloon Yo-Yo's" this summer!
Recipe 4 Beach In A Baggie
Well, living in the mountains we don't get to go to the beach much:) So here is a fun activity to bring the beach to us!
What You Need:
- Ziploc® bag for each child
- shaving cream
- blue food coloring
- small plastic crabs, fish, seagulls, or any other beach inhabitant
What You Do:
- Allow each child to pour enough sand (but not too much)to cover the bottom of the Ziploc® bag.
- Add seashells and beach inhabitants so that they can be seen from the outside of the bag.
- Squirt some shaving cream into the bag.
- Add a few drops of blue food coloring.
- Close the bag.
- Allow the children to rub their fingers over the outside of the bag to mix the food coloring and shaving cream to create foamy waves.
- The bag can then be reopened to add fish and other sea creatures into the "water," if desired. I would suggest sealing the bag with blue or clear packing tape so the children cannot get into the shaving cream.
Recipe 4 Fish In The Water Pictures
- tempera paint
To begin this project I read the book Rainbow Fish. While reading, I pointed out the beautiful colors of the illustrations. After the book we went to the art table and I told the kids to draw a crayon picture of a fish or something else that might live in the ocean. I stressed to them how they must mark heavily with the crayons as they drew.
When everyone had finished their drawing, I gave them a small cup of watered down blue tempera paint. You could also use watercolors but the color is more dramatic when using the tempera. Each child did a wash over their drawing. The blue made the water and it did not stick to the crayon markings. The result was a beautiful aquarium or underwater scene.
Thank you to Rita who sent this Recipe to us:)
Recipe 4 Balloon Yo-Yos
You will need to fill the balloon with water and air to make it about the size of a basketball.(Aprox. 3/4 cup water and then blow to make it the right size!) The air is very important as it acts as a cushion for the water. The ratio is 1/4 water to 3/4 air.
Tie the balloon off, then snip the rubber band and tie a loop in one end. Tie the other end snugly around the balloon stem. That's it! The kids can use markers to personalize these. They're a LOT of fun
**Always use caution with broken balloon pieces and children. Discard of broken latex balloons immediately.
by Merle:) firstname.lastname@example.org