Craft, Park, Play, Winter

Snow Day x Play With Paint :: 遊び

It’s: “Can you build a snowman?” :: フローズン Prep Time: 3 minutes (if you have the materials) / Play Time: Easily 30 minutes, likely a lot longer … Materials: Heavy snow. All the snow gear. (Warm waterproof boots, snow pants, jacket, hat, gloves). Watercolors. Magnifying glass, binoculars, beach toys, pots and pans Variations: Kids are able to make […]

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Coffee Break x playing with markers

It’s: Coffee Filter Art :: コーヒーブレイク Prep Time: 5 minutes / Play Time: From 20 minutes, depending on love of independent play with markers … Materials: Coffee Filters: In this example, I used Basket. Water. Markers. Small Cups (or small bowl for inverted submersion, see below). Variations: You can use cone filters, you just have to adjust where/how […]

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School Project: Paste

It’s: Wheat Paste :: メリケン粉 のペースト Prep Time: 5 minutes / Play Time: From 20 minutes Materials: All Purpose wheat flour (or corn starch). Water. Measuring & mixing tool. Bowl or container. Paint brush. Variations: You can substitute corn starch for the wheat flour. #paopao #ふくろう #whew #whoknew # 分からない #woohoo #ioi #owlsofinstagram Instructions: 1. Gather all of the materials […]

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Baking with … Crayons

It’s: Baking … with Crayons :: 焼く Prep Time: 30 ~ 60 minutes / Play Time: From 20 ~ 60 minutes ~ / Materials: Old, broken, unused Crayons. Bowl to hold crayons with water, bowl to hold peeled crayons. Silicon Baking Molds. Cookie Sheet & Parchment or Aluminum Foil. Variations: I used cake-pop and muffin molds, however, you can […]

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Cut and Paste My Valentine

It’s: Cut & Paste :: 切り貼り w/Valentine Prep Time: 5 minutes / Creating Time: From 20 ~ 60 minutes ~ / Materials: Construction Paper. Scissors. Glue or Paste. Paint, Crayons, Stickers, Pipe Cleaners, etc.. Variations: Make your own circles, triangles, any shape, for monsters; stars, fish, jelly fish for sea life; ovals for Owls, etc. […]

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Wax Resist Art

WAX RESIST ART It’s: Object Persistence :: いない …いない … ばあ :: Nothing … Nothing? … Something! Prep Time: 5 minutes / Creating Time: From 20 ~ 60 minutes / Materials: White Paper (preferably cardstock or watercolor, but it’s really up to you). White Crayon. Water Color Paints & Paint Brush. Variations: Use any variety […]

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