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3 Ingredient DIY Foam Paint

| Kids Fun

DIY Foam Paint

DIY Foam Paint

3 Ingredient DIY Foam Paint – It’s that time of year again. The kids are officially out of school and on summer holidays. Unfortunately our kids were off school 2 weeks early due to a teacher’s strike so I had to be proactive in creating some new summer activities early.  I had a couple of Noelle’s friends over the other day and we were looking for something to do so I decided foam painting may be fun – we’ve never tried that before. I looked up some recipes online and found that I had all the ingredients I need to create this fun concoction.

Making foam paint is as easy as it gets. You’ve got your shaving cream, your craft/school glue and your food coloring – that’s it!

Mix equal parts shaving cream and glue into a ziplock bag, add your desired food coloring and then, with the bag sealed, squish the bag together until all your ingredients are nicely mixed together. Have your little artists create a layout for their design on a semi-rigid material (I used large white cardboard envelopes) and when they’re ready for the foam simply cut off a corner at the bottom of the bag and use like you’re piping icing. Once the art has been completed, set aside so the foam can dry and solidify overnight.

3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint

3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint

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Blank Faces Coloring Page 2.0

| Kids Fun, Printables

Blank faces coloring pages.

Blank faces coloring pages.

Blank Faces Coloring Page 2.0 – Thanks to all the incredible comments and feedback I’ve received from my original “Blank Faces” post, I’ve decided to do a follow-up post.  When I originally created this page it was just a cute colouring page I threw together to entertain my daughter.  Never is my wildest dreams did I expect the mass interest in something that seemed so simple and unassuming.

Since releasing the original post, I’ve been contacted by hospital staff, researchers, teachers and therapists.  It’s currently being used in emergency rooms, pediatric cancer wards, special education services, Autism research groups and psychologist’s offices.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention all the parents and grandparents who have thanked me for helping to keep their little ones entertained too. I have been overwhelmed with thanks and this simple and innocuous coloring page has opened my eyes to the world of need out there. With that being said, this coming week I have an appointment to visit  my local hospital to donate a large package of  “Blank Faces” coloring pages to our local pediatric ward  (as well as the Robots page, I-Spy, and Jellyfish bracelet templates).

One bit of feedback that I received from my original design is that people wanted to see more ethnically diverse faces so that a variety of children can relate better to the images.  So with that in mind, I have created the next in the series of faces that I hope will accomplish that task.  I want to say in advance that obviously these images are huge generalizations and I am wary of doing anything that may offend or neglect certain individuals or groups.  So please keep in mind that this was only created with the best and noblest of intentions.

Please continue to comment on what or who you printed these pages for.  I love hearing from you.

Download your blank faces coloring page here.

Looking for more great kids stuff: Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets, 10-minute superhero costume, printable robot colouring page , DIY I spy game, good karma cards, family movie night tickets

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~ Jamey

Free printable blank faces coloring page.

Free printable blank faces coloring page.

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Printable Robot Coloring Page

| Kids Fun, Printables

Printable Robot Coloring Page For Kids.

Printable Robot Coloring Page For Kids.

Printable robot coloring page – Over the past week or so I’ve been on holidays and I’ve had the good fortune to spend that time relaxing at the beach.  For so long I’ve been waiting for some spare time to spend sketching and doodling. I started with nature sketches of all the treasures I found while beach scavenging. The drawings turned out beautifully and I really enjoyed the challenge.  My daughter saw me working on my sketches and asked that I draw something for her but something that was “fun like the blank faces coloring page” – definitely my most popular post to date.  My nephews were also out visiting at the beach and I was inspired by the boys so I thought I could make something they would all have fun coloring.  I sketched out a variety of robots and then let the kids pick out their favourites. Here are the 12 robot finalist for your coloring pleasure.  Enjoy!

Download the robots coloring page here.

Looking for more great kids stuff: Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets10-minute superhero costume, blank faces colour pageDIY I spy gamegood karma cardsfamily movie night tickets, 3-minute bubble maker

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Printable Robot Coloring Page

Printable Robot Coloring Page

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Watercolor iPhone Template

| Design & Technology

Free iPhone case template. Just print, cut out and add to your case.

Free iPhone case template. Just print, cut out and add to your iPhone case.

Way back in March I created a template for a clear iPhone cover – see post here.  I loved how it turned out and I’ve been using these designs this entire time but as you know from my other posts, I get bored pretty easily so I decided to change it up with a new template this time.

This summer I’ve been playing around a bit with watercolor.  It’s still a lot more challenging than I thought it would be but I’m really enjoying this new medium. At this point I’m just testing color saturation and flow but I thought these fun little samples would make cute designs for my newest iPhone case template. All you need is a see through cover to use these templates.

Just print and then cut out.  I used an xacto knife with a swivel blade for the little hole where the camera is and it worked really well. Please note this design is for the iPhone 5 although with some minor trimming you could also use for the iPhone 4.

Download template here.

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