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{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge #10 | Flower & Bead Wire Bracelet

June 4, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

It’s time for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge #10! Rachelle‘s challenge this time around was all about flowers. I had envisioned a contact paper flower collage or some kind of glued flower medley, but as things normally go around here: I am not in charge. So, I followed Jane out to the “garden” with some scissors to […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day | Lacing Hearts Activity

January 30, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We had some leftover Elmer’s foam board from the Pottery Barn Woodland Tree Wall Decal knockoff I made last month, so I broke out the X-ACTO knife and cut out some hearts, thinking we would make Valentines.  But while I was sawing away, I inadvertently made some nicks at the edges, and realized I was […]

{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Toddler Thumbtack Ornaments

December 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

We’ve been having lots of fun making ornaments, like these Recycled Paper Ornaments, these Sequin Ornaments, and these sparkly, painted, and filled ornaments, and we’re still on a roll! I’m sure you’ve seen this stunning thumbtack wreath from Madigan Made Source: via TheOutlawMom on Pinterest  or these thumbtack trees around blogland. As an experiment, I wanted to see if Jane […]

{Play} Colorful Ice Cube Painting

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

WARNING:  This project is not for the faint of art! If the thought of messes, stains, vibrant color and irrepressible squealing makes you squirm, stop reading here and hurry over to last week’s post on Water Painting, which is a completely fuss- and mess-free project you and your kids will love just as much as […]

{Play} Fun With Pasta! Pasta Necklaces

August 18, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Fun With Pasta! is our latest installment of the Fun With Food! series. What do you get when you mix pasta + paint + a toddler?  Painted pasta necklaces and a whole lotta messy fun along the way! Here’s what you’ll need to make your pasta jewelry (think bracelets, headbands and crowns, too): Materials paint […]

{Play} Themed Sticker Books

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

In the middle of Week One of my adventures as a working mom staying at home, I stood in the middle of our kitchen/family room scanning the busy counter spaces and heaving bookshelves, waiting for inspiration to pop out at me.  Luckily, it did. “Let’s make a book!” I exclaimed to Jane, who was supposed […]

{Play} Potato Stamping

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

This toddler activity is an old favorite from my own childhood.  Nothing like some good ol’ fashioned potato stamping fun, or “playing Juicy,” as Jane calls it. It’s so simple, you have no excuse not to try this.  Unless, of course, you’re planning to serve the potatoes for dinner. Step 1 Cut a potato in […]