Friday, September 19, 2008

Unplug Your Kids: Sand

This week's Unplugged theme is sand. We started this project at the beginning of the week. We made an edible beach scene, using vanilla pudding (dyed blue) for the water and crushed Golden Oreo crumbs (with the filling removed) as the sand. Then we put fruit snack sharks in the water - yikes! Anyways, the camera battery died shortly after we started the project, so no pictures to post on that.

Tonight, we did another "sand" project - nothing like waiting until last minute! Using this idea, Arin made a vase. First, I colored some sand for her. Good thing that Andy collected a large baggie of sand for us at our last beach trip! While, I was baking the sand dry, Arin started painting her vase. We used tacky glue, diluted with about a teaspoon of water. After she painted the vase (she needed a little help to cover the whole jar), Arin took spoonfuls of the sand and sprinkled them on the vase. This is a messy project, but Arin had a lot of fun with it!

1 comment:

Gidget Girl Reading said...

cute vase! looks like she had lots of fun! hope you didn't have too much sand to sweep up!

the snack sounds yummy!