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Also---to see all the amazing ideas that have been shared here, check out the Mama Loves Pinterest page. So many crazy-good ideas there!
Check out these awesome, mama (and papa) approved ideas:
- An alarm clock that lights up to tell your kids when it's okay to get out of bed. Genius!
- Five crafts with pipe cleaners.
- Cute idea to show your child growing.
If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that, while some of the ideas on there have me racing to the nearest craft store---there are plenty of things already around the house that I can use to entertain the girls without setting foot outside of the house.
Cheaper and easier.
I've discovered that you don't have to paint with just paint brushes.
You can paint with:
- pine needles
- peach pits
- corn husks
- packing peanuts
- bubble wrap
- pencil erasers
- cotton balls
- plastic pop bottles
- hands and feet, of course
If you avoid paint, because your littles like to put things in their mouths---there are a few great (easy!) recipes for edible paint over here as well.
I've been collecting and organizing all these painting ideas for quite some time, but hadn't tried them out.
One snowy day, I decided to grab some pine needles, and have the girls paint the snow they were watching fall from the sky.
- construction paper
- white paint
- pine needles
- my old tee shirt as a painting smock
It was messy, but they were entertained for a good 30 minutes making their "snow". They dipped the pine needles in white paint, and painted on the construction paper.
After the paint dried, we glued the pine needles on the paper for trees.
Here are the finished products:
Can't wait to see what you're loving this week!