Kids’ Stuff

Homemade Child’s Watercolors Tutorial

by Ivory Soap Household

I worked for ages trying to find out WHY all of the recipes online for water colors use a mixture of acid and base.  It didn’t seem to make sense.  But, when I tried the recipes with and without the fizzy reaction, the fizzies were far superior paints.  Less powdery and boogery.  More even distribution […]

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

by Ivory Soap Household

You will need: mold plaster of paris water food coloring or tempera paint (we tried both…you choose) 1.  Choose a mold.  I think toilet paper tubes are too big.  We use the skinny tube from the aluminum foil.  Perfect size. 2.  Better than the tubes themselves is an aluminum-wrapped version.  I find that the pure tubes […]

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Make a Felt Board

by Daisy Household

I’ve been meaning to make a felt/flannel board for years and never got around to it. Nosing around I heard that glueing the fabric to the board is supposed to interfere with the static that helps the figures stick to the board.  I’m not sure how true this is, but since I preferred a no-glue […]

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Cat/Kid-Proof “Ornaments”

by Daisy Household

Five years ago, our kids were either unborn or largely immobile. We had a beautiful tree…..in an I-Grew-Up-Really-Close-To-Gatlinburg kinda way. Four years ago, we had no tree at all. Child 1 & 2 were too young to remember if we had a tree or not and we were already over the whole ‘pictures of baby […]

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