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A Craft a Day

A Craft a Day: C is for Colors

Welcome to a Craft a Day. Is this your first time joining us? This week is proof that I’m not supermom, life got in the way and we had to cut our lessons short. This happens sometimes, so don’t beat yourself up if you planned on joining us and didn’t get to. Just dive right back in and enjoy your kids!

If you are new to A Craft a Day

A Craft a Day gives you five activities that you can enjoy with your kids, one for each day of the week.  Most of these activities work well for preschoolers, but you may be able to adapt them for your toddler. If you want to learn more about the basics of A Craft A Day you can find them at a Craft a Day: Coming Back Soon. I will post the crafts on Saturdays so you can use the weekend to get any supplies that you may need. We are making our way through the alphabet this year so if you missed a you can find it here.

Are you Supermom?

Now I’m not supermom and I don’t expect you to be either. We don’t always get to each activity, sometimes life is just too busy. Hopefully you may try one or two of these activities with me and my kids! You don’t have to do every single one. You don’t have to be doing preschool with your child. I just hope to give you a resource for some great fun with your kids!

The Crafts:

  • Coloring Toast – Both of my boys loved this project. Be careful they don’t jab the toast with the brush, good way to teach them to be gentle. We actually made grilled cheese with our bread.

  • Paper Color Wheels – This is also a great project to start helping your preschooler with scissor skills (and it won’t have to be perfectly accurate.

Supplies: bread, milk, food color, ice tray (optional), tissue paper, spray bottle, cardstock, shallow bowl, rice, food color,rubbing alcohol, sandwich bags, kid safe scissors, old newspapers, paper plate, glue

Be Featured

If you do any of these crafts and happen to take a picture or write a blog post about it please make sure and share your link in the comments. Also don’t forget to link the original crafter! I may feature you and your blog  on the following weeks post!


Rainbow Rice

Rainbow Rice is one of my great finds on Pinterest. I saw this project and I knew we were going to have to do it. I had no idea how much better the rice would look in person! Plus Zane loved doing this!

Step 1: Mix some food color with 1T Rubbing alcohol.

Step 2: Add Rice

Step 3: Mix rice so colored evenly

Step 4: Lay rice out on cookie sheet (FYI it is pretty stinky)

Step 5: Once dry dump all the colors together (we had two cookie sheets of colors)

rainbow rice
Step 6: Mix the colors

Now you have Rainbow Rice.

You can do lots of fun things with this, owe will be using it for a project for letter I (hint hint).

I also realized that this could be used for adult crafts too. It would be great for in a vase with flower (probably fake ones). Use the rice to stick your cake pops into and prop them up or hide the Styrofoam that is propping them up.

Any other ideas for uses for this fun and lovely rice?

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