Melted Crayon Art: Bookmarks!

bookmarks made from melted crayon shavings; text: melted crayon bookmarks

Looking for a fun way to use up broken crayons? Check out these melted crayon bookmarks! Using melted crayon shavings and wax paper, kids will love the process (and you’ll love the product of this melted crayon shavings art!) Unfortunately, my kids grandparents all live pretty far away from us. … Read More

Squeeze-Your-Own Lemonade Sensory Bin

a lemonade themed sensory bin with yellow ice water

Trying to stay cool on a hot summer day? This icy fun activity for kids will keep your kids squeezing, playing, and imagining all afternoon! Check out the directions for this super cheap, easy Lemonade Sensory Bin for kids. My kids LOVE a lemonade stand. They have been begging me … Read More

Painting With Water Balloons (FREE Ice Cream Template!)

ice cream water balloon painting; text: toddler art with water balloons

Looking for a fun summer art project for toddlers, preschoolers, or even older kids? Try painting with water balloons, a fun twist on classic fun. Scroll to the end for our FREE ice cream cone templates! There are a few activities we try to do every day during the summer: … Read More

Lavender Sensory Playdough Recipe (Just 2 Ingredients!)

playdough and tools; text: lavender sensory playdough

Do your kids love playing with playdough? But maybe you hate making it all the time? If so, this cheap, easy two ingredient playdough recipe is for you. Read on for the full recipe for our lavender sensory playdough recipe! My son is a sensory seeker. He needs a LOT … Read More

Baking Soda and Vinegar Process Art for Preschoolers

baking soda art; text: preschool art with baking soda and vinegar

Need to kill an hour or so? With about five minutes of prep, this baking soda and vinegar process art for preschoolers or toddlers will definitely fill the need! They’ll practice color names, fine motor skills and (suprisingly!) probably not even make a mess with this fun baking soda experiment for kids.

Okay, this may seem counterintuitive to some. But when my kids are being decidedly EXTRA, I don’t try to calm them down. Frankly, it’s a losing battle, and I just end up feeling like I’m banging my head against the wall.

And one or more of us often end up crying.

Instead, I meet them in that very-extra place with an activity that seems very-extra to them. Sensory activities are usually my go to, and this baking soda and vinegar process art is my Hail Mary on an extra wiggly day inside.

With about five minutes worth of prep and ingredients you probably already have on hand, baking soda and vinegar is the the perfect way to mesmerize (and calm down) busy toddler bodies. 

And I hope you bought that baking soda in bulk- because they’re going to want to do this one again, and again, and again.

Read on for the full instructions on how to set up a baking soda process art activity on your own, right here at home!

baking soda art; text: preschool art with baking soda and vinegar

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