So...the crafts were kind of lame this week. We started off strong on Monday with homemade sidewalk paint, but the rest of our crafting attempts were major FAILS. I had planned to do a series of patriotic themed crafts...but that kind of fell through.
This was really fun and easy! More than likely you have everything you need on hand right now. (Please excuse my sad cookie sheet...this one is out of service, but works well for these kind of messy endeavors.)
Just play around with the ratio of water to cornstarch until you get something that works. I have a feeling that it really does depend a bit on how humid it is where you live. Nicole's favorite part was mixing up the colors and combining the primary colors to make secondary colors.
Sponge Water Bombs
I've seen this project a lot this summer, but I first ran across it on Martha Stewart's website. This is another cheap and easy project. Nicole didn't really help me with it, but she has enjoyed playing with the end result. (Just a little aside...I couldn't find fishing line around the house, so I used dental floss...mint dental floss. LOL It worked just fine, so just use what you've got around the house!)
FAILED crafts of the week
Moon Sand - Nicole had fun mixing the water in, but could care less about the end result. Now I have a rubbermaid container of smelly sand. (Another fun bonus...it smells bad. Kind of like something that rhymes with tee.)
2 c. sand
2 c. corn flour
1 c. water
Ribbon Streamers - I thought Nicole would have fun dancing with the streamers, but she could have cared less about them. In fact, she actually told me it wasn't a very good craft. It's nice that she speaks her mind...right?
All in all...this week was a bust. I am not deterred though; next week's theme is "flowers." I am pretty positive it will be a hit, but you never know.