Top 10 Activities of 2011


This is my first year blogging and I have really enjoyed sharing our family adventures with you.  Since we are about to begin a new year, I thought I would share the top 10 activities of 2011.  If you are interested reading the whole post, just click on the link and that will take you to the original post.


 Dancing Oobleck – This was an AMAZING experiment!  If you have not seen the video, you definitely should check it out!

Dancing Oobleck


Ivory Soap Experiment - This was one of the kids favorite experiments.  I lost count of how many bars of soap that we exploded.

Ivory soap experiment


Fluffy Bathtub Paint - This is the perfect activity to use up all the exploded Ivory soap bars.

Fluffy bathtub Paint


Pour Painting - This fun painting was inspired from Holton Rower’s Tall Paintings.  It was fun tipping and swirling all the colors.

Pour Painting


Marble Painting - A mess free painting way to paint with your little one.  You can find more examples of marble painting here.

Marble Painting


Raised Salt Painting - Glue, salt and water colors are used to create a fun painting.

Raised Salt Painting


Shamrock Crystals - Borax Crystals are are so easy to make and look so pretty sparkling in the sun.  You can also find more examples of crystals we made here, and here.

Shamrock Crystals


Watercolor Crayon Shavings - A fun new twist on Crayon Shaving art.

Watercolor Crayon Shavings


Road Trip Bingo - I created a printable set of Bingo cards to help make those long car trips more exciting.

Road Trip Bingo


Microwave Puffy Paint - An easy paint recipe that becomes puffy when microwaved.

Microwave Puffy Paint

Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful year of adventures and learning with our family.

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19 thoughts on “Top 10 Activities of 2011

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  2. Hi Just wondering how you made the microwave puffy paint? My kids would love this, but there isn’t a link on it – thanks.

    • I wish I had some grandchildren that are young enough to want to do crafts! I love creating and it just seems like you need someone as an excuse to do them with. Sigh!

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  5. Hi~ I was wondering what you did with the fluffy soap from the Ivory Soap Experiment? I can’t sem to find the that post. Thanks Jennifer

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  7. these are wonderful , congratulations you deserve an award.. i wish my kids were that size again and that i then knew about all of these fun projects.. marvellous

  8. i am loving your stuff.i am a leader for a girl group and will be doing the puff paint one it easy to move the paint from the bowls to the squeeze bottles.i also want to do the crystal will be hard to find 15 mason jars,can i use something else

    • I did not find it too difficult to transfer the paint. Puffy paint is always a hit. We have made a the crystals a number of different times. You could use plastic containers, like yogurt containers. It should not matter what type of container you use, I just have a number of mason jars set aside for crafts. Good luck with your girl group!

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