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{Simple Classics} Winter Activity: Cotton Ball Snowman

December 10, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

We’re back with another Simple Classic: the Cotton Ball Snowman! Remember these from back in the day? I love that the concept is so simple and so representative of crafty winter fun. Materials Construction paper Cotton balls Glue stick Scissors How To Step 1 Cut out your snowman.  I folded a piece of white construction […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Lois Ehlert: Oodles of Animals Inspired Paper Collage Activity

September 17, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

Welcome to September’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Lois Ehlert. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Amazon.com WidgetsWe are very fortunate to have a dedicated Children’s Library nearby, so we were […]

{Play} Construction Paper Dress and Windsock

August 11, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

As y’all know, I love making crafts or projects using the bazillion brown paper grocery bags we have stockpiled in our kitchen drawer from over the years (like this One Minute Paper Bag Monster) or other recyclables lying around our house that would otherwise turn to waste (like this Repurposed Easter Grass Garden, these Rock Candy […]

{Play} Repurposed Easter Grass Spring Garden

April 15, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

You’ve probably already grown your Easter grass since Easter is only one week away, but have you figured out how to display your homegrown greens? We made this colorful Easter grass spring garden using many repurposed items lying around our home: but you can make yours almost entirely out of items headed for the recycling […]

{Play} Rainy Day Construction Paper Octopus

March 26, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Sam woke up at the indecent hour of 5:00 a.m., so Jane and I needed something to do on this cold and dreary rainy morning until he woke up from his 7:00 a.m. nap. We couldn’t play outside, but The Crafty Crow saved the day with this great idea from the journey into unschooling.   The construction paper […]

{Play} Two-Minute Marker Monster and Paper-Crown Queen

March 4, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

With a two-year old who’s always bouncing off the walls and won’t sit through a project with any waiting time (like waiting for me to cut paper), it’s always a race to finish a project while keeping Jane’s interest.  In one of our speediest projects ever, we put together this construction paper jeweled crown in […]

{Celebrate} The Simplest Homemade Wrapping Paper

February 16, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

Completely enamored by Chloe’s new fragrance, Love, Chloe, I bought my own Valentine’s present this year.  (Well, Hubby also got me something).  But buying your own gift doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be presented beautifully.  I didn’t have any wrapping paper handy, so I enlisted Jane’s help.  This is by the far the easiest wrapping paper […]