Is it teething time for your little one?


Now that school is winding down, and the kids are getting ready for the long summer days ahead, it’s important for us parents to prepare ourselves for the ‘B’ word – boredom.


The last thing you want is for the kids to be twiddling their thumbs or spending their entire days glued to the screen. So, with that in mind, here’s a super-cool craft project that will keep them occupied while expanding their minds.


What you need:

  • Clean mason jar (with lid)
  • Tempera paint in two to three shades (this is a thicker, high-pigment paint available to buy in craft shops)
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Glitter
  • Water



What to do:

  1. Pour water into the mason jar, filling about one-third of the way up.
  2. Add a few drops of one shade of paint to the jar, replace the lid, and shake it up.
  3. Take off the lid and add a healthy sprinkling of glitter to the mixture.
  4. Pull the cotton balls until they are stretched, then add them to the water until the bottom of the jar is full.
  5. Fill the jar up another third of the way with water, adding a few drops of a different shade of paint, then shake. Complete the glitter and cotton wool steps.
  6. Add enough water to fill the jar to the top, and repeat the steps again, using yet another shade of paint.


Images via Pinterest and Pixabay



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