Through the Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun website, you can find different recipes for having fun with your kids in a variety of categories including: Wacky Science, Arts and Crafts, Kiddie Cooking, and Creative Cooking. I’ve enjoyed looking at the different submissions in the various categories. Sometimes it is hard to get inspiration, so this website is a great way to do just that and find some great activities your kids will love. And the projects are for a wide age range of kids. I was amazed at some of the Wacky Science ideas.
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I decided my boys would have a lot of fun by participating in the Arts and Crafts category. Although when you see our project, it does get into the creative cooking as well.So to give you some background on how I came up with our project, I decided I wanted to do something geared towards St. Patrick’s Day. We are very excited about St. Patrick’s Day coming up. We are having a family party and so I’ve put up a lot of decorations and I’ve been talking about shamrocks with the boys. I thought it would be fun to let them get messy and have some fun finger painting.
First, I pulled out a box of pistachio pudding and that was mixed up and put in the fridge. While that was setting, I then grabbed two pieces of parchment paper. I used foam shamrocks to trace shamrock shapes onto the parchment paper. Once the pistachio pudding set, we then put some in the middle of the shamrocks and the boys went to town finger painting. The great thing about this is if they put pudding fingers in their mouths, it is ok. Another way I’d suggest doing this recipe is to use cool whip and color it with green food coloring. The boys had a lot of fun and there were squeals of delight as they got to squish the pudding paint on their papers. This sensory experience was so much fun.
Here are some pictures of our fun mess.
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