Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stamping and Marbles

Sorry this is a little late, the weekend got away from me!
On St. Patrick's Day we did some stamping with green peppers and some marble painting.
The stamping with green peppers proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated.  They were pretty big for little hands. I think next time I will look for pepper's with long stems on them, or attach a temporary stem.  Little Monkey's only concern through it all was whether or not I was going to make him eat the green pepper.  Don't worry I didn't make him eat it :)

Next we moved onto marble painting.  This is one of my favourite activities!  It is a little hands on, so I didn't get many pictures to share.
I use old phone boxes because they are small and the little ones can grasp them better.  
Put the shape you want the paint on in the bottom (we did shamrocks this time), dribble some paint on, put the marbles in, close the lid and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!  The kids love the last part.  When you are done shaking open the box up and see the shape all painted!  We added sparkles at this point.  Here is the finished product:

I am planning lots of Easter/Spring ideas and will get on posting as soon as I have a more concrete plan of what I am doing when!  


  1. My littlies will love this :) Featuring on this weeks Kid's Co-Op on Triple T Mum :)

  2. Wow, thank you very much! It was a lot of fun and I plan on getting Little Princess in on the action this year!

  3. This looks great fun!

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive party which has fun painting ideas as one of it's themes this week - Alice @ Mums Make Lists x