The Realistic Toddler Pinterest Craft -Day 5

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Make something from Pinterest and show it off!

How many times have you looked at all of those wonderful crafts to do with your toddler on Pinterest? If your anything like me you look at lots of them!

Well I was challenged to find one and try it out. But I did something better. I came up with my own realistic Christmas toddler craft. AND I did it all from stuff you can get at the Dollar Store, because who doesn’t love a good Dollar Store craft?

All you need is…img_20171213_101757668.jpgA bag of different sized pom-poms, some Christmas ribbon, finger-paint, and some plastic clear ornaments. *Make sure they are plastic! We don’t need little shards of broken ornaments everywhere.*

  • A quick tip…I would also grab a plastic table cloth as well to make for easier clean up.

So to start up take the top off the ornament and have your little one fill up each ornament with as many pom-poms as they want. IMG_20171213_102235339Mine decided to stuff them TOTALLY full and use the whole bag!

This is great for practicing fine motor skills by putting each little pom-pom into the hole.

IMG_20171213_105223_045Next up painting! Now I know painting with a toddler is NOT easy but it’s a memory you get to have with your little one and you will have the ornament to hang up each year to remember this time!

I choose this finger paint from the Dollar Store because it is relatively easy to clean up and it is not super pigmented so you can still see the pom-poms.

Here’s what ours look like so far. img_20171213_104951817.jpgNow it’s time to let them dry!

So in the mean time since the paint is already out why not paint some more pictures?!IMG_20171213_104837907We decided to go for the multicolor handprint!

And last but not least…IMG_20171213_110423206Take your ribbon and make Some little bows on them in order to hang them up. And lastly take a sharpie to mark the year on it (if you want).

IMG_20171213_130959982VOILA! Hang them on the tree and there you go some nice personal ornaments that you got to make with your toddlers.

Easy, cheap and memorable!

Crafts with your little ones shouldn’t be a hassle, and they definitely don’t always turn out like the gorgeous Pinterest pictures. So I am here to show you some REAL toddler crafts. All you need is $5 and a little bit of time and fun! If you have any requests of other toddler crafts and how they might turn let me know in the comments and we will practice them first, before you might want to try!

I want to see your toddler Pinterest crafts! Send me pictures or show them off below in the comments! See you next time with my toddler making sugar cookies!

 

In honor of National Cookie Day…

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I made cookies with my 2 year old! Now “unfortunately” I have been craving homemade cookies for a solid month now. (I have a 2 month old what do you expect! Everything takes longer!!) So this morning I put my mind to it, I WAS going to finally make these cookies and I DID IT! Now naturally I had to include my 2 year old in this adventure so this is the short story of baking with a toddler in pictures.

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To start out I need to make sure that my youngest is content without his milk maker! CHECK

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Here we are happily measuring out all the ingredients. Also our recipe  clearly displayed on my computer because I cannot remember a darn thing let alone a whole recipe!!

 

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WAIT what happened to the toddler?! Well dad said that Babe was rolling over for the first time (YAY milestones!) So of course as a sweet big brother does he must go check to see what’s happening.

*quick mom tip – Use a plate to measure over for “quicker” cleanup*

 

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Time to make the dough balls…he just likes to rub the dough in his hands…. but we eventually get to this!

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The second best part of making cookies…getting to turn the light on and watch the bake 🙂

 

IMG_20171204_161533643.jpgAND the final product! Delicious double chocolate chip cookies! and now my craving is satisfied.

 

Happy National Cookie Day!