Arts and crafts day!

I have two boys, one who is 4 years old and the other who is about to be 2 years old next month. My boys are very active and are always looking for something to get into. Well, today it is 27 degrees outside (which is foreign to us Texas folks!) and the boys are itching to get into something. To top it off it has now begun to sleet and my car doors are frozen shut. This pretty much eliminated any road trips to our local Chuck E Cheese or any backyard games. So, without any other options, today is an arts and crafts day.  We have participated in a few crafts today already but the boys seemed to enjoy Fluffy Paint the most. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share this with other mothers out there that may be dealing with an icy cold day!




To begin, we started our day by making fluffy paint to color our coloring sheets. The kids loved to help get everything ready, which was a fun challenge in itself with their attention span! We started by getting all the necessary supplies which are listed below.


3 cups


shaving cream

food coloring

craft sticks

I began by having Charlie about poor about 3 blobs of glue into each cup. When that was completed he put shaving cream on top of the glue and let Ivan pour a few drops of food coloring in each cup. I gave them each a cup to mix all the ingredients with by utilizing a craft stick. I assisted by mixing the other cup because the boys would fight if one got to do two and the other only did one. Once mixed, we had to add a few more drops of food coloring in each cup because it looked a little too light in color. Once we found the right mixture it turned out perfect! This was our first time making Fluffy Paint, and they both enjoyed gathering the supplies and painting with it. The fun continued for about 30 min to an hour or so and neither moved from the table. It is almost impossible to keep these two still for this long so I have to give a lot of credit to Fluffy Paint.


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