This past summer, I made sure to have a variety of cool, colorful and fun art supplies to carry us through the break. A lot of the stuff I found on sale and hoarded it into my closet until vacay started. Similar to my previous […]
Tag: Toddler arts and crafts
Here’s what I had on hand today. Heart-shaped pasta. Glue. And sprinkles. I thought, nothing beats good old fashioned macaroni art. Ok really, I’m just running low on craft supplies… But surprisingly, this worked out really well. And Els had a blast. And she really […]
I found it quite endearing after reading the Llama Llama books when Els would call me Mama Llama and I would love to call her Llama Llama back. Eventually, it all turned into Llama Llama, no more Mama Llama, and I was fine with that too. But tonight, a strange development occurred as I was putting her to bed. As I leaned over beside her to kiss her good night, she lovingly cupped my chin into her tiny hands and said, “Good night, piggy piggy.”
I brushed my feelings aside quickly, as to not rouse her from her sleepy slumber, while mentally trying to recap my entire day, wondering if she indeed noticed me scarfing down that entire box of bunny crackers, when it dawned on me. The last book we read centered on a mother and child who happened to be upright, walking, talking pigs. Exactly like the upright, walking, talking Red Pajama llamas.
Now on to crafts! What is it… But a, but a butterfly.
We made these little creatures on the weekend and hung them from our trees with some clear fishing line. We sat on our steps and lazily watched them flit and fleet in the wind.
Multi-colored Butterfly card stock. Googly eyes. Glue. Pipe cleaners. Crayons/Markers. Beads. Feathers. Gems. Pom Poms. And popsicle sticks. (I painted these with some acrylic paint and let it dry beforehand).
Hard at work.
Obsessed with glue. And eyes. And more glue.
Finished product, hiding out in the trees.
My hubby’s requested close-up of his 3-eyed proud creation.
One of my favorite things about being a mom, is — Arts n’ Crafts. There’s something about glue and glitter, clear glass jars filled with colorful pom poms and beads, paint, ribbons etc. that make me giddy. Much like a two year old’s enthusiasm. That being said, […]