I love crafts that I can do with the kids, and that the kids actually get excited about doing.We decided that we need to decorate for Easter. Last year we made this and the kids loved it, so of course this year we had to do it again!
Its an Easter Egg Garland!
What you will need for this:
– Paint chip samples
– Pencil for tracing
– String or ribbon
– Tape, glue, or a hole punch for ribbion
The kids traced out egg shapes and cut out their own shapes.
I love that the kids are old enough to do most crafts completely on their own. Well my daughter isn’t, yet. But she enjoys crafts just as much as her big brothers.
Either glue string on, tape it on, or use a whole punch on the paper eggs and put the string through.
Hang it up and enjoy!
My kids love crafts. My boys have always loved crafts and now they have so much fun because of their little sister.
So apparently we had to make some carrots, because they go with Easter, because of the Easter Bunny I guess.
So here is how we made some pretty awesome paper carrots!
You will need some paper, stapler, and paper cutter.
We cut strips 1 inch wide and 1.5 inches wide.
And fold to get the carrot shape you want. Staple on green, and you can cut the ends if you like.
Blurry photo in thanks to some very excited kids trying to practice their photography skills!
Every Easter my kids look forward to dying the Easter Eggs.
We have always done it the same way, bowls of water and food coloring. It is usually messy, but still so much fun.
This year I thought we would try it a different way. Maybe with very little to no mess! Cut out the water all together. We decided to go with Rainbow Easter Eggs.
Here is what you will need:
-Hard boiled Eggs
– A place to dry the eggs
First you will need to hard boil the eggs. When finished cooking let them cool down and dry.
Then you will place an egg in a Ziploc bag and add 2-3 drops of different food coloring onto the egg. (Or a lot of drops if you let the kids do it on their own!) We only used one Ziploc Bag and washed it out after each egg.
Then comes the part the kids liked to call the “squishy” part. Let the kids rub the egg around in the bag until covered in food coloring. (Adding more colors if needed)
Next let them dry. If you have extra food coloring dripping off the egg simply wipe it off with a paper tower.
I made the egg holders myself with strips of paper, quick and easy to do. Cut a strip of paper, form a circle, cut on side and slide it together.
And there you have it! You are done!
Find a nice place to display the kids new art work.
You can even use them as a pretty centre piece on the table for Easter dinner!
Every year we make Reindeer Food. Every year on Christmas Eve before the kids go to bed they go outside to spread out the food. They leave it all over the yard, just to make sure the Reindeer find it! They love this tradition. It is so much fun.
Here is our recipe for (super special, super magical) Reindeer Food.
What you will need:
Coloured Sugar (A whole mix of colours, or just red and green)
Little Plastic Bags
We get a bag of bird seed and coloured sugar from Bulk Barn. That way you can decide how much of each item you need.
Next pour your sugar into the bag with the bird seed and mix together.
Make sure you have your bags ready, we make one bag for each child. Pour in the amount you want in each bag.
Wait for Christmas Eve and go out side and sprinkle the special treat on your lawn.
A few weeks ago I was on Facebook and I saw that Todays Parent Magazine shared this story about a moms amazing backyard for her kids. I fell completely in love with her yard! It is amazing! I want to play in it. It also got me thinking. I don’t have a forest in my backyard, but I do have a backyard for my kids, and I have been thinking of what to do about painting with my toddler. My toddler LOVES to paint. But paper outside just doesn’t seem to do it, and we would paint right on the fence, but she didn’t like to finger paint on that. So this is where this article gave me the solution.
Hang up a clear shower curtain in the backyard! Its perfect! The rain can wash it clean, or you can. And the possibilities for my little artist are endless!
We didn’t have two trees close enough to tie it to like the mom in the article. So this is what we did, and you can to! All you need is a shower curtain, string, and a fence!
First stop, the dollar store!
Next go outside, get some string, and string it through the loops. Next tie up the ends to the fence! Poke holes in the bottom so you can tie down the bottom corners as well!
Next step, get paint and have fun!
Even the big kids got into it! Everyone LOVED IT!
This has quickly become the favourite spot in the backyard!
We put this up yesterday and already this morning my toddler was asking for this as soon as she finished breakfast!
I have a feeling we will be going through a lot more paint now!
My daughter is 20 months and just loves to paint. Any art work that involves paint she is all for.
So naturally with it being winter and the Christmas holiday season, we (and by “we” I mean me) decided to do some snowflake art work.
This is a super fun and easy art work you can do with your little one. (And best part, you can gift the finished product to a proud Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle to add to their holiday decorations.)
What you will need:
Something to put the paint on.
Next. Draw your design on your canvas with the painters tape.
When you are happy with your design, pick out your the colours you want.
I went with white, blue and pink. You could pick just blue, blue and white, or what ever other colour combination you like.
Now the fun part! Painting!
Paint brush optional.
When your little one is done let their art work dry completely.
After it is dry, peel off the tape.
You have two options here, leave it as is, or take a black sharpie and outline the snowflakes.
Which ever option you decide, the important thing is to have fun creating art with your little one.
After my two boys saw this they wanted in on the fun. You can do this craft with your toddler or kids, or even yourself. It is a fun craft for all ages to take part in!
When making something for your 20 month old toddler, sometimes you just need to use lots and lots of tulle. Pink tulle. Lots of it. Every where.
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My daughter loves to craft. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, there are so many different crafts to choose from.
This week we decided to make our own paper Christmas tree.
Here is what you will need:
White paper to draw your paper on
Coloured paper, green, red, or holiday themed if you would like.
Stickers – “Ornaments” to decorate the tree
Marker to outline your tree
Next cut your coloured paper into small pieces.
Draw a Christmas tree outline on the white paper.
Fill in the Christmas tree with glue and start letting your little one put the pieces on it.
(My daughter loved this part. She loved playing with the little pieces of paper)
Keep filling in your tree till it is full, or whenever your little one is finished.
Next and final step.
Add on the Christmas tree decorations.
Enjoy making your own Christmas tree with your little one.
My toddler loves crafts. We try to do something every day. So naturally with winter upon us and Christmas quickly coming up we decided to do some snowflake crafts.
We did an easy and fun cotton ball craft.
Here is what you will need:
Optional: You can either just simply spread the glue on, or use a paint brush. In that case you will need a bowl and paint brush.
Next draw out your design with glue.
Next fill in with cotton balls. My daughter thought this was funny and so much fun. After she had to squish some of the cotton balls and throw them around the kitchen.
It’s that simple!
After we finished the snowflake she ran to the living room pointing at my snowman decoration. So we attempted to make a snowman after. It pretty much turned out like a lump of cotton balls on the paper, but she had fun, and that is what matters.
So here is our lump of cotton balls, I mean snowman!
Hope you and your little ones have as much fun as my toddler and I had making these fun cotton ball crafts!