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07/22/2013

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Becca

I've done feelie goop with my kids too, and they love it. A current favorite with my girls is shaving cream body paint. You put shaving cream into a muffin tin and add different food coloring, then they can rock out painting their bodies -- usually they strip down to avoid getting the clothes dirty and finish up with a bucket bath on the porch. Not too long ago they made a "cake" out of all the different paint and then a giant mess on the porch, they got very creative and had fun cleaning it up! This and lots of other awesome ideas came from the Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions. I think its awesome that you're starting yours so young doing crafty activities...I LOVE craft projects too, so from a very young age I've been doing "projects," which Eibhlin got into more than Orla, who has only taken an interest recently. We've got a sideboard that I keep stocked with all kinds of supplies that they can get to easily, including all the messy glitter, glue, buttons, pointy scissors, all the "dangerous" stuff. I've been doing projects with them to give them ideas and waiting for the day they make up their own stuff. Now Eibhlin will sometimes wake up in the morning and make a whole project before I'm up -- using all kinds of stuff in ways I'd never envisioned, it is so fun to watch. Recently a friend showed me a shelf full of her daughter's sketch pads full of all her art. I thought it was a great idea and got notebooks of unlined paper and helped the girls decorate their own notebooks so that now we can keep -- not all, but a lot anyway! -- of their art in one notebook to save. Happy crafting!

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