Ahh…Spring is in the air…well for us on this side of the world anyway. We have been spending lots of time outside under blue skies…and getting messy of course!
The Weekly Kid's Co-Op had so much outdoor inspiration and fun to explore last week…can't wait to see what everyone shares this week….I'm predicting a lot of fall craft activities as we send our Winter to the other side of the world!
We will be sharing a little sensory fun this week….it was most definitely our favourite activity from the week, and so easy to set up which was even better!
A multi purpose painting tool for $2…got to love that!
Tara took a different approach and actually began to ‘colour in' all of her circle patterns. It was important not to point out that she was making the pretty patterns disappear as obviously, this was her masterpiece and how she wanted it to look. My opinion of what the art ‘should' look like didn't matter.
She was certainly impressed with her efforts..as was I!
Ruby & Tara were 3 yrs & 2 months when they had fun with this activity
What did you get up to with the children this week?
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Hi Jodie, what a fun, simple idea! Will try it with my girls soon!
Jodie Clarke says
Fantastic jandi…I hope they love it! Thanks for stopping by !
Boy Mama Teacher Mama says
Those girls look like they are having a blast! I will have to try that sometime when I am in the mood for messy! 🙂
Eva - The Multitasking Mummy says
I really love this idea, the pattern the sponges make is lovely and would even look good on brown paper which could be turned into wrapping paper.
Kate Gribble says
These are really great Jode. At first I thought they were fruit prints but these are so much nicer. Lots of fun 🙂
Jackie(My Little Bookcase) says
Great idea. I’ve got so many of those sea sponges around the house. 🙂
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
What a great idea! You seem to spot such great uses for simple things like this, and thank you for sharing them with us!
Rez P says
So many sponge prints. That worked well – great idea
Elise Ellerman says
Such a fun and creative experience to enjoy under the postcard blue skies. I agree, these colourful creations would make for gorgeous festive Christmas paper. Elise at Creative Play Central
Julie - Ladybugs Spots says
I love how these prints turned out, they seem very ‘Spring’ too!
How cool are the textures and shapes it created. I never even thought of using one of those. You so think outside the square Jode!
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
What lovely, messy fun! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mum x
Kate Grono says
They make fantastic patterns, I love recycling kids painting in to wrapping paper 🙂
Be A Fun Mum says
The shapes turned out fabulous!
Danya atDanyaBanya says
I love the flower shapes that the sponges make! So pretty, so tactile, so inspiring. 🙂
[email protected] says
What a great idea! Adding to our shopping list and pinning 🙂 xo
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
What a fun new painting tool!
Kate Lloyd says
You have such brilliant ideas. I have already pinned this but will be pinning it again. So much fun.
My kids would love this!! Hands on painting is so much fun.
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
Jodie this is so fantastic. I’m featuring this post on my Tuesday Tots round up with this. Thanks for linking up.
That’s really cute. I have a bunch of these sponges. They are actually luffa (loofah) sponges which are like a gourd that grows on a vine.