September 22, 2011

Color Scavenger Hunt and Nature Bracelet

Before we get started today, let's announce our Pick Your Plum winner:

Kristen who said:  Who can't use crafting supplies. Ooh, they would be so fun!

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One of my friends at I Love to Create asked if I had any project ideas for kids using their new dry adhesive products.  So, I thought up a couple of ideas and I'm excited to share them with you today.  These products work great with kids because there's no mess.  Nice.


The first idea was a Color Scavenger Hunt.  I cut up a cereal box into the shape of a artist's palette and then I drew circles and labeled them with a color name.




I let Rex color in the circles with the right color.


Then I had him use glue dots, applying one to each circle.  (They are kind of hard to see.)


Then we headed outside to search for all the colors.  He picked up something in each color and stuck it to the glue dot.  It was really fun and he got pretty into it.


I love how his little palette looked after we were done.



For my younger son, I made a Nature Bracelet.  (My older son did something like this last year in preschool, which gave me the idea.)  I cut a strip of paper about an inch longer than the circumference of his wrist.  I applied three lines of the tacky line roll to it.


I wrapped it around his wrist so that the overlapped part stuck to the other side of the bracelet.  


While Rex searched for colors Baden picked up anything he liked and stuck it to his little bracelet.  The adhesive sticks well enough that he could even stick acorns to it.


He thought is was pretty cool.


These activities took very little time to prepare and my boys really enjoyed them.  It's great weather for a little scavenger hunt right now too.  There were still flowers to collect and plenty of leaves starting to turn colors.


So enjoy this prefect weather while it lasts!  Thanks for reading.

27 comments:

Katy said...

Thank you for sharing this. My daughter would love the color scavenger hunt. I love these cooler days where we can linger and enjoy our walks outside =)

Linda said...

Love, LOVE that artist palette idea!!!

Vanessa said...

Great idea for the kids to do. I will have to do this with my little one. You boys are so handsome.

Vanessa

Catherine Peart said...

You reminded me, I used to do those types of nature bracelets with my kids using duct tape. They loved them! Love the artist palette idea here as well.

Colville Clan said...

I'm going to have to put this idea in the craft folder for when my oldest is learning colors. Thank you for the great idea!

Mama Up! said...

I love both of these ideas!

The Miller Five said...

Very cute idea. My little nature boy will love this. If it ever stops raining, maybe we can try this out!

Emily said...

What a fantastic idea! i so want to do this!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

love these ideas-thanks so much for sharing!

Kristie said...

We are heading out camping in a few weeks. And this is the perfect, no fuss no mess thing to take for the kiddos to do. Thanks!

Delia said...

Very cute idea!

Xuan said...

These are such great ideas. BTW, you're kids are way too cute. I always love seeing them in your posts.

HouseofHubbs said...

You are so awesome! I love this!!

Tasha Dale said...

What a brilliant idea! I have a one-year-old, and can't wait until he's just a little bit older and can appreciate the beautiful fall colors!

Frida van Leeuwen said...

What a brilliant idea! I'll sure use it with my kids one day... Thanks for sharing it.

Megan @ SimplyThrifty said...

I love the palette idea. We'll have to try that. Last year, I did the nature bracelet but used inside out duck tape. Works perfect.

Shannon said...

This looks like so much fun! Thanks for the great ideas!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

This is awesome! You have the best idea's :) I have two boys also that are both just a bit younger than yours!

Jessica @ Sunny Stitching said...

I love this idea! What a great way to get outside and explore nature :)

Jessica @ Sunny Stitching said...

I hope you don't mind - I pinned it so that I'll remember to do it ;)

M.O.T.B said...

I did your egg carton scavenger hunt using colors and I colored the inside of each egg space. I referenced you in my blog a few weeks ago!

Tara-ComfyandPrettyBlog said...

We played the Color Scavenger Hunt with much fun. Thanks for sharing a good idea

Geek+Nerd said...

The palette idea is so clever!

Frida van Leeuwen said...

This week we made 2 uge palettes. The kids had so much fun cutting, colouring and filling them - they are so proud of their results!

Marnie Craycroft said...

Love, love, love this activity. Do you mind if I link back to you? I will give you full credit, of course!! My blog is Carrots Are Orange at www.carrotsareorange.com! Thank you!

Olga-ekb said...

Great idea, thank you! I'm going to make use of it this very weekend. :)

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