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Easy, Accessible and Effective Way to Organize Kids Arts and Crafts to Get your Kids Creative 

Easy, Accessible and Effective Way to Organize Kids Arts and Crafts to Get your Kids Creative 

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 […]

Valentine’s: Food + Art

Valentine’s: Food + Art

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 […]

But a butterfly…

But a butterfly…

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.

HA!

Now on to crafts! What is it… But a, but a butterfly.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

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.

We used:

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

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).

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Hard at work.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Obsessed with glue.  And eyes. And more glue.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

Finished product, hiding out in the trees.

Toddler Butterfly Crafts.

My hubby’s requested close-up of his 3-eyed proud creation.

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Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day: Decorating Clovers

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day: Decorating Clovers

In my 20’s, St. Patrick’s day was look silly in green and pub night. Fish n’ Chips, beer and good times. Now, I decorate clovers with my toddler while eating Cheerios. Either way, it’s still good times. Perhaps, on the day, we will all go […]

Popsicle Fun with Play Dough

Popsicle Fun with Play Dough

Inspired by Els’ Favorite Food. I gave her some play dough rolled up in little balls, her favorite heart beads, a handful of popsicle sticks and some googly eyes and told her to go buck wild. The idea… Els and dad having fun. They built a […]

Can’t Get Enough of Those Beads

Can’t Get Enough of Those Beads

The beads and pipe cleaners from the last post have been a huge success with Els. She can’t get enough of them. But she has moved on from the actual beading to (in her books) bigger and better and more fun things! Here is how the rest of the day and the day after that, transpired…

Fun with Beads.The animals are hungry. Time to feed them hearts.

Toddler fun with beads.

The train’s coming with more food. And more hungry animals!

Toddler Fun with Beads.

Time to give the beads a bath.

Toddler Fun with Beads.

Squish. Swoosh. Splash.

Toddler Fun with Beads.

Can’t forget the animals. They need a bath too! Jump piggy.

Toddler fun with Pipe Cleaners

“I need my pipe cleaners!” Time to play again. Phew. The animals made it  safely to the top of the squiggly mountain.

Endless! How much toddlers can do with simple materials.

I just wish my energy could keep up with her imagination…

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Getting ready for Valentine’s: Beads and Pipe Cleaners

Getting ready for Valentine’s: Beads and Pipe Cleaners

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, […]