Make Your Own Rain Cloud

This is a favourite activity of the kids. They love doing this. This is fun and can be an educational activity. While doing this talk about storms, what happens during storms, different types of storms, what to do in case of emergency during a bad storm, types of clouds, the list goes on.

So let’s get started.

What you will need:

– Clear Jar or Vase
– Water
– Food Colouring
– Shaving Cream

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What To Do:

Start by filling the jar or vase with water. About 3/4 full.

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Then top off with a ‘cloud’- shaving cream.
At this point if your kids are into weather like my boys you can talk about how the sun heats up water on earth and it evaporates, forms clouds, different types of clouds, when they are ready to rain.

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Then you can start putting drops of food colouring on top of the shaving cream and wait for it to “rain”.

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If your kids are anything like mine, they will not be happy with only using one color! They must use any and all colors that they can! “More colors makes it more beautiful”, or so say my kids!

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So many colors! So much “rain”.
Apparently the darker colors were “very bad storms”, where has the plain blue was just “a light rain shower”. I love my kids!

Here is a little bonus with all the colors on the shaving cream. Take a toothpick and gently swirl it around.

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And you are done!

This is an activity we have done over and over and the boys love it just as much every time, and now my toddler loves to watch as well.

Enjoy the rain!

~ Michelle

DIY What To Do With Empty Snack Containers

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Do you have a little one? Then you will probably end up with one or two of these.

Ever wonder what you can do with those empty snack containers?

There are plenty of things you can do to reuse them. And I will even show you a few ideas.

1. First idea is pretty simple, reuse them for other snacks.

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You can fill them other snacks for your toddler for when you are out. Or they are good for snacks for older children too. I’ve filled some up with popcorn and trail mix and such.

2. Do you have any scrap fabric? Fill them up with scrap fabric and your little one will have a new toy to play with.

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My daughter loves emptying out my scrap fabric stash or tissue boxes, so this gives her the freedom to do so without creating a huge mess. It keeps her busy, and it is easy to clean up.

3. Craft supplies. Your own, or your children’s.

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These containers are great for many different craft supplies. Paint brushes, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and more.

You can even decorate them and use them on your desk.

These little containers can be so useful and leave so much to the imagination.

~ Michelle