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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Insect Challenge - Unplug your kids

Last weeks challenge at Unplug Your Kids was Insect.

Easy for us.. my girls love insects!! we always have some sort of bug or lizard sitting in my tupperware... hmmmmmm ;)

First we made coffee filter butterflies - Seen on The Crafty Crow from Two straight lines I was happy to see this one using the cone filters as this is what I have, and I haven't used them because all the other filter butterflies use the round filters - I have seen this craft on the net for ages, but as I don't drink coffee, I have never seen these filters ever in my life, so had no idea about them.... but my husband picked me up some one day from the grocery store - cheap! like 40 for a couple of dollars!!

We used a medicine dropper to drop food colouring onto the filter.

We made a butterfly mobile

I saw some cute things made from a salt dough recipe on Whimsy Girl that reminded me of some lady bugs made out of plaster of Paris on Scribbit so we had to make some dough insects as well.



And lastly I saw this ant activity on No time for Flash cards a few weeks ago and had mentally filed it for another time and thought it would fit perfectly with this weeks challenge

Finished Product


Enjoy these insecty ideas!

This Weeks Challenge: Soft

12 comments:

McEwens said...

what a greta mom you are teaching you kids that there is more to do than sit and watch the TV!! BRAVO!!

Kylz said...

geesh bobby! your awesome!
i love reading your blogs... keep it up! i get heaps of ideas from u so thank you!

Mechelle said...

Love that your girls love insects. What fun. Looks like everyone had lots of fun. m

juliekintaiwan said...

Wow, you were insect inspired indeed! Lots of fun, I really like the egg carton craft. We don't get egg cartons over here, the eggs usually are just stacked on a thin crate, covered in feathers and poop. Fresh I guess ;)

Jules said...

Great ideas Bobbie! I will definatley have a go at the coffee filter butterflies!

Michie said...

We did coffee filter butterflies recently and my daughter loved it too. I love the picture of all the buggys you made - very cute!

So Smrt said...

Those crafts look great! The lady bugs are my favorite...

School for Us said...

Those are great insect crafts! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Frumpy Luv said...

I love all the stuff you do with your kids - thanks for being such a great example of a hands on, involved mom. Or mum rather.

Nature Mama said...

Wow, lots of insect fun! Love the coffee filter butterflies :) You're not alone in the deceased bug area *grin*. We've had our fair share of those to! LOL.

Ashley said...

I love the salt dough insects! They're so pretty. We've done that before for Christmas ornaments, but I never thought about using it for anything else.
Great job!

Lisa said...

I love all the beautiful crafts. I would love to do some salt dough ornaments with Noah.

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