Monday, March 22, 2010

Crazy Weather Pictures

We've had a lot of crazy weather here lately. One day it's warm and sunny, and the next (like today) is cold and rainy. So we made some crazy weather pictures!


To make your own, you will need a clear sheet protector (very inexpensive), some wipe off markers, two binder clips, and some markers or crayons. Invite your child over to draw with the markers or crayons on a sheet of white paper. Emily has had birthdays on the brain lately, so she drew a picture of Grandpop's birthday and everyone giving him big presents!


Next, layer a clear sheet protector over the top of your child's drawing. Use binder clips to keep the sheet protector in place. With the wipe-off markers, have your child draw rain drops, snow flakes, hail, sunny rainbows, or whatever crazy weather you want, on the sheet protector.


Now you see it....


...now you don't! Erase the wipe-off markers, and repeat again with a different weather pattern!


Take that, crazy weather!

17 comments:

Christy said...

I have tons of those sheet protectors! This is a great idea. Thanks!

jacque4u2c said...

SO ADORABLE! I hope this sheet protectors weren't Marks! LOL!

Gaby said...

Too cute! I love how your brain thinks these things up!

Lindsay said...

So fun! I love this idea because we too have been having some crazy weather! Sammy is almost 3 so he probably can't do this one yet but I will have to remember it for next year :-)

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

My sheet protectors!!! Great, now all of my sheets are unprotected from spills and / or tearing.

Love,
Mark

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Christy -- I just picked up a pack at the dollar store. They really come in handy!

@ jacque4u2c -- Hahaha! You totally called it! How did you know? ;-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Lindsay -- It IS crazy weather! Really throws us for a loop sometimes. Sammy will be crafting in no time! Clara started doing some of these things @ 18 months. As soon as she could hold a paintbrush, I had her painting!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a cute craft - it totally reminded me of a Dream Snow by Carle.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I'm with you on the crazy weather - there's nothing like spring for mixing it up!

Wonder Mom said...

We were in the 70's on Saturday and it was spitting SNOW today...we have a saying here in East Tennessee- If you don't like the weather, just wait a day, and it will change...

Rebecca said...

Oh how creative!!

Ticia said...

Dallas had snow on the second day of spring, it's so crazy.
Looks like a fun idea.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Wonder Mom -- Wow! That's not crazy weather, that's INSANE weather!!

@ Ticia -- I didn't think Dallas could get snow, let alone after Spring! That's absurd!

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MaryAnne said...

We've got crazy weather, too, and very fun activity - as always =)

Just Breathe said...

Love the crazy weather pictures, looks like so much fun!

Mama King said...

Crazy is right!

My girls love dry erase markers! Neat way to use them.

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