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Water Board

This is actually something I used to do with my students.  I have been thinking about it for a long time now, and I have a fan – Carolyn Darr, to thank for inspiring me to finally do it.  I [...]

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Shiny Paint

To paint on paper use tempera paint and dish soap.  I don’t have amounts…. we just squeezed a little in with the paint.  Makes a nice glossy finish.  We also used this on our tin foil painting (I will write [...]

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Habitat

This was a great opportunity to talk about animals and their habitat.  It all started when my son was particularly interested in playing with his little animals.  I suggested that we go outside and find things for them to live [...]

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Sticky Paint

With a giggle and a smile, my son referred to this as sticky paint.  Its corn syrup + food coloring.  Simple.  As usual, the process was the most important part – pouring, squeezing, stirring, painting, tasting, etc.  We painted on [...]

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Exploring colors/mixtures

My daughter is obsessed with color/mixing/solutions etc. lately.  I gave her a “chemist area” outside that she can explore.   Glue, liquid starch, sand, salt, vinegar, alcohol, oil, dish soap, corn starch, and liquid watercolors Here are some of her [...]

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