Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snow Painting

 
 
Now that the snow has been around for a while and starting to look all icky...
 

Bring some inside and paint it with food coloring

 
And make snow art.  
 
 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Kazoos

 
 
Happy National Kazoo Day.  Celebrate with one of these kid friendly kazoo making crafts.
 

Craft scope uses a paper towel roll to and wax paper to make a kazoo.  They then cover it with colorful tape and stickers.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.craftscope.com/kazoo/



Kids spot adds feathers and ribbon to their version.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.kidspot.com.au/Toddler-Play-Kazoo+1642+25+article.htm


 Sophie world uses popsicle sticks and cut straws for her version.

Get the instructions here:
http://sophie-world.com/crafts/popsicle-stick-kazoo



Love to laugh and learn makes a trumpet kazoo.
 
Get the instructions here:
 
 
 
Busy bee kids crafts uses a toilet paper roll.
 
Get the instructions here:
 
 
Choices 4 children uses scraps of paper to make the kazoo hum.
 
Get the instructions here:
 
 



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chocolate Cake Day of Play


Celebrate chocolate cake day with this chocolate inspired play date.


Start the day by playing with chocolate scented play dough. Natural momma in me has her kids make cupcakes, providing muffin tin and sprinkles for inspiration.

Get the instructions here:
http://naturalmommainme.blogspot.com/2015/01/sensory-play-chocolate-playdough.html


Next, practice some skip counting with m&ms with this worksheet from kids learn.

Get the instructions here:
http://kids-learn.org/chocolate/isenberg/isenberg.htm


Next, make this easy one bowl chocolate cake recipe from planning with kids.

Get the instructions here:
http://planningwithkids.com/2011/04/03/easy-chocolate-cake-recipe/


End the play date by reading Rachel Bright's super cute Love Monster and the Last Chocolate.  Check it out from the library.  It's also available at Amazon.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ice Sculptures






Start by adding water and food coloring to various shaped tins such a muffin, donut, hearts or whatever you have and freeze them either in the freezer or just place them outside.


Next, pop out the ice and stack them.  


Or simply spread them in the snow.


Have fun!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Cold and Blessed Play Date


Celebrate the snow with snow angels and this fun day of play featuring a snow angel craft, snack, activity and book.


Begin the day by making these paper plate snow angels.  For younger kids punch holes into the angels to make them lacing cards for fine motor skill practice.  The manger shares the details.

Get the instructions here:
http://themanger.blogspot.jp/2009/12/celebrate-with-stars-angels-sheep-and.html


Next, step outside for some snowy fun and make snow angels.


Next, come back inside for these cute angel snacks consisting of bugles, icing, pretzels, cherios and oyster crackers.  Catholic icing shares the recipe.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.catholicicing.com/angel-snack-play-with-your-food/


End the day by reading The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck.  A sweet story about the importance of family.  Check it out from the library or find it at Amazon.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter Sensory Bins


Celebrate winter with a sensory box using one of these many elements. 



White rice makes a great filler for a winter sensory bin.  The Iowa farmers wife also uses glittery snowflakes and plastic penguins and snowmen.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.theiowafarmerswife.com/2012/02/winter-sensory-bin.html


Fake snow is the base for this winter sensory bin.  Rubber boots and elf shoes also adds pompoms and foam snowflakes.

Get the instructions here:
http://rubberbootsandelfshoes.blogspot.com/2013/01/winter-sensory-bin.html


Suzy home schooler uses grated soap for her version.  She also adds a spoon and white beans for scooping fun.

Get the instructions here:
http://suzyhomeschooler.com/winter-sensory-bin/


Hollys art corner uses snow dough.  She then adds small foam penguins and snowflakes and pretty marbles along with measuring tools.

Get the instructions here:
http://hollysartcorner.blogspot.com/2013/01/toddler-sensory-activtiy-winter-sensory.html


Teaching my blessings uses cotton balls and Styrofoam balls along with winter words.

Get the instructions here:
http://teachingmyblessings.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-sensory-bin.html


Childhood beckons uses cotton batting and lots of plastic winter accessories for her version.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.childhoodbeckons.com/2010/12/winter-sensory-box.html


1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 1 uses packing peanuts and lots of plastic penguins and snowflakes.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2011/01/winter-sensoryimagination-bin/


Two little seeds uses polystyrene balls, lots of spoons, beads and a common theme, penguins.

Get the instructions here:
http://twolittleseeds.blogspot.com/2011/01/winter-sensory-box.html


Playing house in Maryland uses lots of stuffed penguins, measuring cups, baby pine cones, and beads.

Get the instructions here:
http://playinghouseinmaryland.blogspot.com/2011/02/january-sensory-bins.html


How we learn at home uses salt and pom poms for her version.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.howwelearnathome.com/2013/01/winter-wonderland-sensory-bin.html


Make snowmen from ping pong balls.  Katherine maries adds shredded blue paper to cushion the snowmen parts.

Get the instructions here:
http://katherinemaries.com/blog/archives/11089

Friday, January 23, 2015

Measure Your Feet Day of Play


One crazy holiday the kids are sure to love is Measure your Feet day.  Find fun activities, foods, crafts, books and movies too help you appreciate and spend the day. 


Start the day by making cute foam feet embellished with curling ribbon and pointy toes.  Alpha mom shares the details.

Get the instructions here:
http://alphamom.com/family-fun/activities/where-the-wild-things-are-monster-activities-for-kids/


Next read the fun filled The Foot Book by the famous Dr. Seuss.  Check it out from the library.  It's also available on Amazon.


Next, take a break with a yummy snack, this amazing homemade fruit by the foot by against all grain.

Get the recipe here:
http://againstallgrain.com/2012/06/26/homemade-fruit-by-the-foot/


Next, actually measure your feet.  After all, that's what this day is all about isn't it?  Education shares this fun worksheet.

Get the template here:
http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/measurement-foot-second/


Finally, end the day with a viewing of the cute penguin movie Happy Feet.  Check it out from the library or it's also available on Amazon.
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