Coming Soon: Egg Carton Creative Challenge

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If you're not already stockpiling your egg cartons for rainy day upcycling, start saving those cartons for the next creative challenge.  A little background Every two months I host a Creative Challenge, with the introduction of a readily available material and the invitation for children to create something from it. The objective of these challenges is to help children … [Read more...]

Art Project: Overhead Projector

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My husband works at a university and the collector in me was overjoyed to discover that there's a little-known department on campus that sells surplus property from departments that no longer need old projectors, desks, and reams of paper. I wandered into the dusty space about a year ago and walked out with something everyone needs: an overhead projector for just $5. Right, … [Read more...]

Eggs Dyed with Vegetables

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I thought I'd wrap Egg Week up with a favorite egg project from last year: Decorating Eggs with Natural Dyes. In case you're just popping in, my friend Melissa over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree and I are posting unique egg-related activities or experiments each day this week, and here's what we've covered so far: Bleeding Tissue Easter Eggs Walking on Raw … [Read more...]

Egg Geodes Experiment

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Today we're experimenting with egg geodes. This experiment is set up to engage children in the steps of the scientific method, which could easily make this a fun and successful science fair project. Not only is the process of making these beautiful geodes engaging for kids, but the end-result has a huge wow-factor. Give yourself at least two-three days to achieve the greatest … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Egg Tempera Paint

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It's Day #2 of Egg Week.  In case you’re just popping in, my talented friend Melissa over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree and I are posting unique egg-related activities or experiments each day this week. I've been interested in whipping up a batch of homemade egg tempera paint for a while, and being that it's egg week and all, this seemed to be the right time to finally crack … [Read more...]