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Plastic bottle candle holder – recycling crafts


plastic bottle candle holder recycling craft| marmite et ponpon

Sometimes these fun recycling projects are so interesting for adults as much as for kids. For instance, these flower candle holders made from empty plastic bottles were fun to make for both of me and nady. They made a beautiful decoration element in the house.

plastic bottle candle holder recycling craft |marmite et ponpon

All you need are:

  • empty plastic bottles
  • scissors
  • lighter
  • acrylic paints
  • candles

plastic bottle candle holder recycling crafts | marmite et ponpon

How to do?!

Start by cutting the top part of the bottle with a scissor. Cut five to six parts (making the petals) than trim each part to look like a flower petal. Pass the edges over a lighter flame, to burn and torn them to look like a real petal. Then give it to your kid to color it. After it’s completely dry insert a candle.

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plastic bottle candle holder recycling craft | marmite et ponpon

Nady chose blue and green colors, they turned out really amazing. i am in love with these candle holders. I am sure a lot of you wouldn’t believe it’s made from plastic bottles.

plastic bottle candle holder recycling crafts |marmite et ponpon

plastic bottle candle holder recycling crafts|marmite et ponpon

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Teachers day – wrapping paper DIY


teachers day wrapping paper DIY|marmite et ponpon

Teachers day is in a couple of days. Have fun DIY a beautiful gift wrap to impress your teachers by offering a present with a flair. Your personal touch will make it more special and unique.

All you need is white paper sheets, paint and alphabet cookies cutter to design the gift wrap.

teachers day wrapping paper DIY |marmite et ponpon

teachers day wrapping paper DIY | marmite et ponpon

teachers day wrapping paper DIY| marmite et ponpon

You can use alphabet cookies cutter, numbers or anything related to school. Prepare enough papers to wrap all your gifts. When done, leave them overnight to dry completely.

teacher's day wrapping paper DIY|marmite et ponpon

teacher's day wrapping paper DIY |marmite et ponpon

After wrapping the gifts, use a nice ribbon and attach letters cutouts to take it to the next level! I am sure this year your gifts will be as memorable as you.

teache'rs day:wrapping paper DIY|marmite et ponpon

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” –Aristotle

Happy teachers day!

teache'rs day:wrapping paper DIY |marmite et ponpon

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chalk spray art for your kids


chalk spray art

It’s a definite outdoor activity; so much fun but so messy, I am telling you! (but since it’s a washable paint don’t worry).

Lucky us we have a beautiful space at jeddo and teta house, but still my little artist manage to spray the walls, plants, curtains… leaving behind memorable pieces of art.

To make the chalk sprayable paint you need:

  • spraying bottles
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 3 cups warm water
  • food coloring gel (wilton as i always recommend)

You have to really mix well until all dissolved, and shake it before starting to spray.

chalk spray art

The world of water, colors and art provides a soothing sensory experience and it’s an excellent avenue for children to learn physical, cognitive and social skills. I love those kind of messy activities, It’s an important part of early education. Children will be given the tools to develop and practice fine motor skills, for instance, spraying bottles are great for developing kids tiny hand muscles.

chalk spray art

Get down on the floor with your child. You are the ultimate plaything, and any activity will seem more fun if your child can share it with you. Introduce the game and let your child improvise. But always talk to him while you play and you’ll help boost his language skills.

chalk spray art

chalk spray art

Chalk spray art develops concentration, problem-solving and planning. He learns how to aim correctly, but trust me in the beginning he will spray everywhere.

spray chalk art

This game is open ended. You can introduce the brush or your kid  favorite play thing. Nady decided to spray the balloons, his favorite toy. He was extremely happy!

spray chalk art

spray chalk art

spray chalk art

Small tip: If your bottle nozzles are clogging, means the inner tubing is touching the floor of the bottle. You only need to snip off a small piece of the tube so it doesn’t sit in the residual corn starch and get clogged.

Happy playing!

homemade paint to my little artist masterpiece


homemade paint

This homemade paint recipe is closer to paint dough due to the thick texture you get. But it all depends on how much you want to dilute it!

The original recipe calls for:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • coloring gel (wilton as i always recommend)

Whisk together the water, flour, and salt, then add the coloring gel. The dough will be just barely pourable, if you want it less thick, add 1/4 cup of water. Pour the dough into squeeze bottles.

homemade paint

To take advantage of the nice weather (before going back to doha heat), we took everything we might need and we head to the closest parc to let my little artist create his colorful chef d’oeuvre!

homemade paint

To kick off the play, i handed him sponge cut outs to paint with. Knowing that after 5 minutes he will go excited and use only his hands. Let your child choose how to play, you can suggest new things or present new options, but he should be the boss. The most important is to talk to him while you play and you’ll help boost his language skills and widen his imagination.

homemade paint

Time for a messy play! I just sat down and watched him while naming the colors, textures, and things around us. He was enjoying squeezing the paint out of the bottles and mixing! Lots of mixing!

homemade paint

As always Nady likes to taste everything! That’s why i always prepare homemade recipes with edible ingredients to play with.

homemade paint

When we first played with noodles and playdough we had doubts he inherited my OCD tendancies, but this time i am sure he does 🙂 look how he always tidy the sponges!

homemade paint

After 45 minutes of painting, here is Nady’s chef d’oeuvre! I am really impressed!

homemade paint

Drying times will vary depending on the dough’s thickness!

homemade paint

homemade paint

It was such a fun and quality time together. Always spend time with your kids, this is the best you can do to them.