toddler craft

Easter Egg Wreath Craft

In preparation for Easter, Tyler and I of course had to do an Easter craft. Since T liked painting so much for our St Patrick's Day craft, we decided to paint again for this craft. This time we made an Easter Egg Wreath for the occasion.

Materials

Paper Plate

Washable Paint

Cotton Swabs

White Paper

Paint Brush

Scissors

Glue

Plastic Egg that Opens sideways 

How to Make

  1. First we took our white paper and painted multicolored polka dots using our cotton swabs.

2. Next we painted the border of our paper plate green with our paintbrush.

3. Now we had to wait until our paint dried. We decided to have a snack while we waited.

4. Once our paint was dried, we used our plastic egg to trace egg shapes on the back of our polka dotted paper.

5. Next we cut out our eggs as well as the center of our paper plate.

6. Then came T's favorite part: gluing our eggs onto the paper plate wreath.

7. Finally, you can use a hole punch and ribbon to tie a loop through the wreath to make it easy to hang.

T and I had a lot of fun creating this craft. For older kids, you can cut out the eggs first and have them decorate them like they would a real Easter egg. I like the randomness of the eggs we made however.

This project was extremely helpful in entertaining T on the days leading up to Easter. He is highly anticipating the painting of Easter eggs, but this project allowed him to have some Easter fun in the days leading up to painting eggs with his cousin.

This craft is perfect for toddlers. We hope you try it out!! Share your finished product on our Facebook page!

Cheers,

Emily

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Thanksgiving Food and Fun

Every year the T monster and I do a thanksgiving craft. I also always make fried apple pies every thanksgiving. This is a big hit in our family and always requested. What's awesome is they are so easy to make! This year I thought I'd share some of our traditions with you!

First let's start with the craft. This year we made a:

Paper Plate Turkey

What You Need:

Paper plate

Washable paint

White paper

Orange and red construction paper

Googly eyes

Glue

1. Let your toddler paint the white paper. There are no rules here. Just paint whatever wherever. Meanwhile, I painted the plate brown. Older kids can probably do this themselves.

 2. Cut out a beak from the orange construction paper and a wattle from the red. Your toddler can help you glue these onto the paper plate along with the eyes.

3. Once your child's painting finally dries (this can vary depending on paint usage), cut feathers out of the painted paper. Glue the feathers along the top of the plate.

 4. Show off your finished turkey to everyone and anyone!

Next, we have the apple pies. These are super simple to make and the recipe is easily multiplied for larger batches.

Fried Apple Pies

Ingredients:

1 can Grands Buscuits

2 green apples (I like Granny Smith)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup brown sugar

Vegetable oil

1. Peel and dice the apples.

2. Apple is a sauce pot and mix in cinnamon and brown sugar. Heat until warm.

3. Roll out the biscuits into discs. Place a heaping spoonful of the Apple mixture in the center. Coat the edge of the disc with water and fold over to seal.

4. Heat vegetable oil in pan. Once hot fry pies 2 at a time until they are golden brown. This should take a few minutes per side.

5. Set on paper towels to cool. Enjoy!!

Both the food and the craft are super easy to make and they both were a hit!! The apple pies make a great on the go snack as well!! Hope you try these and let me know how they turn out!!

Enjoy!!

Emily

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Halloween Hand Print Craft for All Ages

With Halloween coming, T and I recently made a Halloween spider craft.  This was super easy and fun.  We hung up the end result in the living room and T shows it off to everyone who comes by.  It's also nice because it can be adapted to different age groups.

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Markers/crayons

To start, draw a white or silver spider web out of the left corner of the spider web.  Then flip the paper so that the web in in the bottom left corner.  (This makes it easier to make your hand print.)

Next, paint the palm of your child's hand with black paint. This will be the spider.  Form their hand print on the spider's web.

Here are the optional parts.  If your kid is not squeamish about paint you can also do a white foot print to be a ghost.  Keep the paper upside-down as the heel should be the head of the ghost and the toes should be the bottom.  My son is super squeamish about these things, so one hand print was enough.

When you are done with your prints, you can decorate your picture. For younger kids who don't really draw yet, we used stickers of haunted houses and ghosts, etc. to decorate our page.  Older kids can use markers or crayons to draw their own spooky scene.

Once the prints have dried, you can add googly eyes to the spider and draw on a ghost face.

This is a super easy project both to create and supply.  Nothing you need should be hard to find and you may just have it all at home! I love it because you can make it fun for all different age groups.

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Definitely, try it out and share your finished products on my Facebook page!!

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