2 years 5 months
Well, it’s Christmas morning and I’m awake but A is still asleep. No doubt as soon as I get into doing this he will wake up 😂
To make a stained ‘glass’ picture you cut out a shape from some paper and lay into onto the sticky side of some contact or clear book covering.
Then you let the kid go to town sticking random craft stuff down onto it. We had cellophane, patty papers and chocolate foils.
Make sure you have a border of contact around your paper, so that you can use it to stick the stained glass up into a window.
2 years 5 months
Christmas trees! When I search Pinterest for Christmas craft ideas there are a lot of snow related images, but unfortunately there is no snow here. In fact there is no hope of snow forming when even the bitumen melts!
This one seemed like a no brainer after I saw this activity from You Clever Monkey, but I was too lazy to download and print, plus I’m running out of toner. So I folded a green piece of paper in half and chopped into it. A and I glued it into his book and then A drew on it while I got the stuff we needed for the rest of the activity 😆 We covered it with Stampin Up demensionals that you can get from here. Kristy Coromandel is a friend and an awesome craft presenter.
Then came the buttons. We love buttons around here! So tactile and they make such pretty sounds.
So on they went.
And when he was done, he added glitter glue. And who can blame him?
And finally the finished product!
I have a lovely collection of washi tape and Atlas has been allowed to use washi tape before. We usually use to it ‘fix’ up broken cars.
I selected some bright and geometric designs for this activity and project. Afterwards A made a tower with the tape. He ‘counted’ them as he stacked them, he also talked about whether this one was bigger then that one.
With his help I laid down some strips of tape. The activity was originally for him to pull them up, but I think he liked the look of it so refused to do that.
Earlier I had prepared an empty soft drink bottle by cutting off the bottom and giving it a clean and dry. I covered the end with some green masking tape. We then wrapped washi tape around it. A pointed and I put it on, he helped smooth the strips.
it was meant to be a telescope but A used it as a musical instrument. 🤷🏼♀️. Not that it matters because he can’t wink yet.
Both of these activities technically failed, but A still enjoyed them and that’s the main thing.
I got the ideas from Hands on as We Grow, and bought their Early Years Bundle of Activity Plans from here.
There are some great ideas, some of which I am sure I could have made up myself or gotten from a search in Pinterest but I would rather start a folder of ideas that I can just go to without much though.
Stamping using a fruit or vegetable... everyone’s done that. But we’re ‘creeping’ up to Halloween 🎃 so I wanted to do some themed craft activities.
I kept some apple halves that would normally go out to the compost. Luckily my husband didn’t have a fridge clean out on the weekend.
We used orange acrylic paint, and two glitter paints - gold and red. A refused to wear the paint smock 😩 but luckily he is a pretty clean crafter. He didn’t get that from me.
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.