16. DIY Lava Lamps
With just 4 ingredients (water, oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer) you can easily make your very own lava lamp. Whoop whoop!! I’ve always been fascinated by lava lamps, and didn’t realize until now how simple the science was behind them. This is a fun activity for the patio in the spring or summer when the weather is nice. That way you don’t have to worry about spills or messes with the little ones. Go get the instructions and see more photos over at S.L. Smith Photography.
17. Canvas Tape Painting
This is ideal for kids of all ages! Even toddlers can produce something worthy enough for the wall with this technique. The idea is to create a design with painter’s tape on a canvas, and then paint away! I think it would be awesome to do a different paint technique in each section. Once you pull off the tape, you’ve got a contemporary piece of artwork that doesn’t really take any skill at all! Read more here.
18. Glove Monsters
How fun are these!? And, it just so happens that I have a ton of gloves my daughter has outgrown (most of them missing their partner). I was just about to throw them in the Goodwill bag, but now they have an adorable new purpose! The instructions call for a sewing machine, but I don’t see why you couldn’t hand stitch them– they don’t need to be perfect, after all, they’re monsters! Go get the instructions and lots of other cute photos here.