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Water Color Surprise Lay out white paper, water colors, paint brushes, water cups and masking tape. The teacher rips off different lengths of masking tape and sticks it to the edge of the table. The children take these masking tape strips and tape them any way they want on their white construction paper. You can have the children just randomly lay the tape down or you can have the children form the tape into letters and create their entire name. Whatever they come up with is fine. Once they have taped down all the tape that they want, tell them to watercolor their entire paper, tape and all. It is important that they paint the entire paper, otherwise the results are disappointing. When done hang them up to dry. Tell them to CAREFULLY pull their masking tape pieces off of their pictures. What appears? The WHITE spaces that were hiding under the masking tape that did not get painted. These are very striking, a fun surprise for the children and you can talk about HOW did this happen!!
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This activity is perfect for little girls who love Disney movies and dream of becoming a princess. It's ideal for birthday parties or sleepovers and can be done any time of year. Almost all Disney movies have a romance story in them, from Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast to The Little Mermaid and little girls are famous for dreaming up big fairy-tale weddings. Why not have the girls create wedding invitations for the characters in their favorite movies? You can use this site:http://www.mixbook.com/cards/wedding-invitations to get an idea of what real wedding invitations look like and you can also visit www.coloringbookfun.com to get printable pictures of the characters. This activity can be simple with just the use of some paper and crayons, or you can go all out with decorating the invitations using glitter, ribbon and any other craft supplies you have on hand. You could even stage a pretend wedding! The options are endless and no matter how simpleor complex you make it, it's sure to result in a great time!