“Things to thrill Sylvie”.
You will need:
an old baking tray
baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda if you live in Australia)
a pipette (bought from a pharmacy)
white vinegar (at least 1 litre)
I popped everything on an old tray to avoid any spills.
Show your child that if you want to keep the colours clean, they should wash out their pipette in the plain vinegar before changing to a new colour.
|We added red, yellow, blue and green food colouring to 4 glasses of vinegar. Add a spare uncoloured glass of vinegar to wash the pipette out between changing each colour.|
|The volcano’s centre hole can be filled with plain vinegar or red coloured vinegar for a special lava effect.|
|Prehistoric Dinosaur Swamp complete with plastic fauna and flora.|
This was the original pin that inspired the idea for the Prehistoric Dinosaur Swamp.
|Frozen in time… but not for long!|
Fill a 2 litre container (with lid) with (inexpensive) plastic dinosaurs and water, freeze until solid. Let your child smash their way through the ice to reveal the dinosaurs. You might consider taking the dino ice block out of the freezer for a little time before handing it over to your child so the ice is not so impossibly hard to shatter.
|Good outdoor fun.|
The original pin that inspired the dino smash idea.
Tissue box dinosaur feet
You will need:
2 empty tissue boxes for one set of feet
crepe paper cut into squares
glue stick or clag glue
(optional if you wish to protect the flooring in your house) pieces of felt
hot glue gun
Ask the children to cover the surface of the tissue box with the crepe paper squares (not the underside).
When they have finished, hot glue the “dinosaur claws” (the sponges you have cut into claw shapes) to the top edge of the tissue box (if they are on the bottom, the children may trip over them). Hot glue felt to the underside of the feet if you wish. And the fun will begin.
This Pinterest pin shows a much neater job than ours, the children who made our pink and green versions were aged 3-5 years. Just goes to show the fun is also in the making!