This post was originally published on my old blog www.ColoursToGo.ca on February 27, 2012. It has been modified slightly.............................................................................
With summer coming to a close we won't be drinking all of those yummy frozen drinks from coffee shops anymore. Now is the time to start stocking up on their plastic cups and keeping them for the winter. This idea for re-using them as paint cups is brilliant. The kids can easily see the colour and the lid prevents spills and drips.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - No Spill Paint Cup:
Source: Muffin Tin Mom
These are perfect for home and I'm sure a few preschools and kindergarten classrooms would be happy for cup donations!
DIY - Make Your Own Sidwalk Chalk:
The recipe is simple and uses limited ingredients but the fun you can have with the kids on warm winter days will be limitless.
Source: Smashed Peas & Carrots
Liquid Sidewalk Chalk Recipe:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cornstarch
- food coloring (any colors you desire!!)
These finger paints are easy to make, inexpensive and the ingredients are all found in your pantry.
DIY - Homemade Finger Paints:
Source: Easie Peasie
You can make a rainbow of colours easily with a little food colouring and using old baby food jars is a great way to recycle too!
An IKEA Lack table can be transformed into the perfect Lego building station. This is a great spot to display those amazing structures your kids make. Even better, this project can be done pretty inexpensively and requires little to no DIY skills.
Build It - Lego Table:
Source: Ordinary Mom
- 1 IKEA Lack table
- 4 large lego bases
- Strong Glue (she used Gorilla Glue)
Janet Murphy (Ordinary Mom) had a great tip for gluing down the bases - "Make sure you use a lego piece to space them properly apart. I started to push them flush together before I wondered if the pieces would work across the seam. I am glad I did as there is a TINY gap required between the plates."
Add a bin that fits under the table to store all the Lego pieces and you have the perfect Lego building station!