Projects we have completed from the Project List v.1.....
Princess Marble Races
Result: Fail. Maybe inside would have been a better idea, being outside can make my children less focused.
One for everyone. I also added clear tape at the top for fear of someone trying to open it up....
Success:Ultimately, I'd call these a success. We don't have a long attention span at this house especially alone and these bags held our interested for an extended period of time. I'll be getting them out again.
Is Isabelle skilled enough to do her own tracing at gluing - probably not. So I tried a few first then I let her have a chance to try.
Interest: Good. Best if done at the table under your supervision. Allowing the kids to eat while playing is also the easy way to go. A two and one snack time success. I also found after my two attempts that it was best to put on the glue myself then remove it.
Success: We did make two attempts at this project, but after learning my lesson to observe it was a big success with the best buddy Alex and an eating success for Isabelle. Everyone was happy and busy.
Ice Cube Painting (this one is for Adelaide):
Just like it sounds, I'll freeze ice cubes with food coloring in them and put the kids out with paper to paint with their ice cubes. This will be a "panties only" activity to save clothing. Food coloring is not my favorite, however now that I look through the pinterest search I realize people use Kool-Aid as well. Not sure which I disapprove of more, but food coloring was on hand.
Ice Cube Trays*
Interest: Good. I did have to watch over this one. I don't trust food coloring and I love the new white paint on my home. After the girls were done with painting, they attempted to put the ice cubes back into the ice cube tray. This also made a great time for Adelaide to play in the dog bowls.
Success: Absolutely. I'll be going it again. Easy Peasy.
We collected pine cones in the fall and I've been moving them around the house since then. I finally purchased bird food & cheap peanut butter to get the project going, but it still took a couple weeks to get to. Thank you to Isabelle's buddy Alex for inspiring project play dates. He has told me that he enjoys taking things he's done home with him....
Interest: Very fun. Everyone ate peanut butter and bird seed. Very entertaining.
Success: Absolutely. But I think Copper ate them all that afternoon...then woke in the middle of the night to "use the restroom", so i'm not sure we should try that one again.
Shaving Cream Slip and Slide
Cheap Table Cloth*
Shaving Cream (lots o colors) *
Coffee Filters *
Dot a Dot Art Paint *
Checkout this fun list of stuff....
Dollar Tree (my personal favorite dollar store) Ideas