From My Makeshift Homeschool to Yours

Isolation Birthday Gift

So my sister-in-law, like the rest of us, is stuck at home trying to keep up with her children’s schooling and entertaining her preschooler. She has 4 kids under the age of 12, so her every day looks a lot different than mine. I decided to make her youngest some “TO DO” things for his birthday, since he turned 5 today. I had so much fun and the things I made are easy enough, I thought I would share in case anyone else wanted to make something similar for their kids. You will recognize some of the ideas from this weeks activities! 🙂

I tried to make a couple kits that would occupy his time. I made a playdough kit. Logan and I made this playdough. It’s a great recipe and smells good because it uses Jello. I found some free printables and laminated them. Here are some of the ones I found – I didn’t print them all.

I included some things for him to play with with the playdough.

Slime and bouncy ball making kit…

Water beads…

Bath bomb making kit… This is the citric acid I ordered on Amazon.

And my favourite part, a spy kit. I was inspired by this and this.

I made this little badge from this printable. I also thought this one and this one were fun.

I made this fingerprint powder from this tutorial but I used graphite instead of soot, using this tutorial.

Makeup brushes I’ve never used (came free in some kit or something) make good fingerprint brushes!

I thought this string would make a good “maze” for my nephew to work his way through over and over again, like this.

Content in the kit:

  • Agent hat (used my Cricut to add the vinyl to a cap from the dollarstore)
  • Agent badge
  • Fake mustaches
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Water gun
  • Notebook & pens
  • Magnifying glass
  • Fingerprint kit (index cards & black stamp pad)
  • Specimen swabs (Q-tips)
  • Evidence jars and tin
  • Fingerprint lifting tape
  • Laser wire
  • Fingerprint lifting brushes
  • Fingerprint powder

Here’s the cute little birthday boy!

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One thought on “Isolation Birthday Gift

  1. Lorna Steeves

    That is super cool. What a great birthday present! I’m sure he will like it more and more each day as he discovers all the cool things he can do, and also his mother when he his occupied with it. Great aunt!