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Creative Saturdays – Foam Print Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Foam Print Tadeo Turtle

foam-print-making-Tadeo-Finished-Janis

This past week my granddaughter attended a course at Haliburton School of the Arts, run by Erin Lynch. She had a wonderful time. Erin is very creative and the kids made fantastic projects – including a bird banner – that was something. I forgot to take pictures again!!!!

But one project fascinated me. Using styrofoam the kids etched a picture and then printed  it.

So I thought I would try with my 4-year grandson. I didn’t have any styrofoam but I did have foam sheets. I wondered if they would work – and they did.

I made mine first to see if it worked. Then my grandson wanted to make one.

Materials:

            • styrofoam or foamy sheet
            • pencil – sharp
            • paint of any colour
            • tin sheet
            • brush
            • piece of paper

Instructions:

On the styrofoam piece etch a picture or design. My grandson did not press very hard so I went over his drawing so it would be deeper into the foam.

foam-print-making-etching-design-Tadeo

 

Put paint into a tin pan or anything that will fit your foam. Use a brush to spread it around.

foam-print-making-paint-Tadeo

 

Place the foam upside down in the paint. Press down.

foam-print-putting-on-paint-Tadeo

Place the stamp that you made on a piece of paper. Press down firmly all over the foam.

foam-print-pressing downTadeo

 

Lift off carefully – and there is your picture.!!! I asked my grandson what was different between the stamp and his picture. He couldn’t see until I asked him where the head was in each picture. “Oh it is backwards,” he said. We needed to pick up his sister from camp so I forgot to take a picture of his print.

Here is the print of mine.

foam-print-making-Tadeo-Finished-Janis

 

I washed off the foam and it could be used again. You could put different paints onto the tray. Here is the foam pad of my Tadeo print.

foam-print-making-Tadeo---the-printer

My stamp of Tadeo

 

We had lots of fun!

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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Creative Saturdays – Playdough Tadeo

Creative Saturdays – Playdough Tadeo

playdough - finished Tadeo Turtle playdough

I don’t know about you but I love playdough. I loved it so much when my kids were small that I played with them every time. Then when they grew up I had to try making pottery. I have had some lessons and some successes. But my watercolour called me back. So I haven’t played with pottery in a while.

So today I decided to make some playdough. There are so many great recipes out there. I have a good one in the back of Tadeo Turtle but it is for dough that you bake, and then paint.

Today I will use a great recipe I have used for years.

Ingredients:

Playdough Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Food colouring

Directions:

 

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and oil and food colouring ( I learned you could use Koolaid but I didn’t have any.)

 

playdough mix ingredients

3. Cook over medium heat on the stove top.

playdough - cook until it comes away from sides of pot
4. When it starts to come away from the sides it is done.

Playdough finished cooking
5. Remove from heat and put on wax paper. – watch out it is hot.

playdough rolled out onto waxed paper
6. This is the best part. Start working the dough.

playdough - kneading the dough

7. Start forming the turtle – make the bottom, legs, tail, head.

playdough - forming the turle

 

8. Make a shell to put over his body. I used toothpicks to design the shell but you can use anything and design it any way you want. This is your turtle.

playdough - add shell and googly eyes

9. The finished Tadeo Turtle – if I had made other colours of playdough I would have used them in his shell.

playdough - finished Tadeo Turtle playdough

10. The playdough can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time in a covered container or closed bag. I even put Tadeo in there as my granddaughter is arriving tonight. I wanted to show her.

Playdough in fridge
Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

I link to:

We Made That

HappyandBlessedHome.com

FridayFavorites

BowDabra Blog

I Choose Joy!
Virtual Refridgerator

 

Sugar Aunts

Sharing Saturday Button

Grab button for Money-Saving-Monday

If you want to purchase a signed copy of Tadeo Turtle click on the Paypal icon. It will direct you to the PayPal site where you can choose PayPal or a credit card.