A Walk Down Memory Lane!

This weekend was totally sunny and felt like summer here in Seattle. The rain has come back, but in the meantime I was reminiscing about some of the fun summer projects the kiddo and I have done together! I thought I’d re-share some of my favorites that I want to do again this summer!

the water blob- I'm Feelin' Crafty

I really can’t believe we haven’t made another water blob! It was so much fun! Totally on the list for this summer!

ice cube paints- I'm Feelin' Crafty

We made the ice paint at the same time as the blob! I’d love to see what kind of paintings the kiddo would come up with this time!



OK, I think might be one of my most favorite projects! The glue shirts were super cool! We’re so doing this again this summer!


Yes, this is a little fall like, but we love the salad spinner art. I think it would be fun to come up with a whole zoo of salad spinner animals. I wonder what other animals this would work with? What about a parrot? Or a peacock? hmmmm….What else???

Melted Bead Sun Catchers-I'm Feelin' Crafty- Windchime

And lastly, the melted bead projects. A great summer project, since I use my stove I need to open the house and send the kid outside while they melt. It’s a pretty popular post on the ‘ole blog, too. If you want to do it, read all the comments too, there’s a lot of questions answered and tips from other readers!

What projects do you have on the list for the summer?

Salad Spinner Turkeys Tutorial at MAM!

Please join me on the MAM blog today! I’m sharing a super fun and silly project that’s great to do today or even with the whole family while you’re waiting on the real turkey to cook on Thursday!



You can try to make just one… But once the salad spinner is out… Good luck with just one!


I’ll bet you’ll end up with a ‘rafter‘ (a little Turkey Day trivia for ya) of turkeys! Make as many as you want for your Thanksgiving table! How many will you make???

Salad Spinner Art

How exciting! This project is such a great idea. A few months ago, I saw the salad spinner art idea on The Artful Parent’s blog. I was super excited about it then. Almost ran right out to buy a salad spinner. But I didn’t have my Bed Bath and Beyond coupons (and I don’t go there without one) so I just told all my friends about the idea. One of them mentioned that the spinner shown had a flat bottom and the newer ones are roundier, so an older one would work best. Great observation, Jayde!

Then when I didn’t buy one instantaneously, I kinda forgot about it… That is until yesterday… We were on the search for a baseball bat for kiddo and went to Goodwill. I did a quick scan of the house wares and I found the one and only salad spinner. And it was the old flat bottom kind! Perfect! (And kinda dirty looking. My sweet husband didn’t say anything until I mentioned it was for an art project! Then he sighed a deep sigh of relief! He didn’t want a salad out of that spinner.)

We had a great time making spinny art or circle paintings as my son calls them! The 2.5 year old doesn’t really understand the ‘Don’t squeeze too hard’ idea, so we ended up with some thick globs of paint! But hey, that’s ok! My son loved spinning the spinner and opening it to see what had happened.

My favorite part was when he opened the lid, was super excited about the painting and then decided to add more paint. For some reason it hadn’t dawned on me to add more paint once we had already spun one… And he picked out the paint colors for each one. I’m pretty impressed….

My son usually wakes up and asks, ‘Where’s Daddy?’ and then ‘Can I watch TV?’ But this morning the conversation went a little bit differently… ‘Where’s Daddy?’ and then ‘Can we make more circle paintings?’ Then he said, ‘I know! We’ll make one circle painting, eat muffins, go to school, come home and make more circle paintings!’ Ahhh…. So excited that he loves making art!

Did you have any family art projects this weekend???

Since this project cost less than 5 buckaroos, I've linked it to the CSI weekly project link party!