My kids loved doing this and still talk about it to this day. I have posted about this before to go to that post click here. I cut out and put the boats together for them using hot glue. Then I let them decorate away. If was fun being creative together! They were also able to use come of their little figures and pretend play with them.
Drawing on a big piece of paper:
This is just one of those pieces of paper that you can get rolls of from the newspaper. You could also use a roll of craft paper. The kids had so much fun. You can tell one of my kids was a scribbler.
Kids love to be active with their hands!! They love to create and then show you their creations. We have a tote that has play dough and all of the tools needed. Cookie cutters work great, plastic knifes or even Popsicle sticks to cut with, rolling pins (They use the scraps from when we just a wood closet rod. They are perfect length and width to use as rolling pins). I also use plastic place mats for them to do all of their creating on, so it's not being done on my table. When play is over, make sure to have them help clean-up.
Here is a play dough recipe:
3 cups of Flour
1 1/2 cups of salt
3 cups of water
3 teaspoons cream of tarter
4 tablespoons oil
Food coloring (you can either add at the beginning or you can knead in at the end)
Mix ingredients together. Heat on low heat until mixture "lumps", then stir into "dough consistency." Store in a "zip-lock" baggie or plastic bag.
More fun kid stuff to come... I think I will be posting different fun things mom's can do with their kiddos on "Mommy Mondays" we all need some ideas to keep our kids busy in the summer!!