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A blog of ideas on crafts, recipes, and entertainment to keep a toddler happy & occupied while.. maintaining your sanity.

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  • Activity Work Bench
    on Jul 3, 2012 in Gifts Activities
    There have been some pretty neat activity boards posted on Pinterest with lots of little things for little fingers.  Combine those with a tool bench and VOILA!  Alex's Activity Work Bench!Made by Papa for my son's 2nd Birthday - what a huge...
  • a Bug Theme Birthday!
    on Jul 2, 2012 in Birthday Bugs
    BUGS! BUGS! BUGS!Creepy Crawlies of all sizes are so much fun for a little boy.  For my little Bug's 2nd Birthday, a BUG theme was a must.Many ideas came from Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sschaedel/bugs-birthday-theme/.  What an am...
  • Fun (yet practical) Stocking Stuffers for Toddler, Preschooler, pretty much any age!
    on Dec 16, 2011 in Christmas
    So here are some ideas for Santa to fill the stockings with items that are useful, creative, and fun without adding to the landfill with items that dont last past one day of use (you know those plastic items that were a last minute purchase)*********...
  • Textile Alphabet Binder
    on Dec 8, 2011 in Learning
    My Aunt Florence created and brought this over for my 4yr old but would be great for a younger child as well when learning letters.It is a binder filled with letters for the entire alphabet that the child can glue items on from an item beginning with...
  • Snowman
    on Dec 8, 2011 in Winter Theme
    We do a lot of snowmen pictures (I love snowmen!) I give her some different sized circles (in a year perhaps she can cut out her own) and various craft supplies (pompoms, buttons, ribbon pieces and glitter glue!
  • Ginger Bread House Picture
    on Dec 4, 2011 in Christmas
    I assembled a variety of items and let my 4yr old create a gingerbread house. *******************Brown construction paper - one large square & one large trianglesmall squares & rectangle (doors & windows)White GlueOld Christmas Garland o...
  • Easy Spider Web Craft
    on Oct 30, 2011 in Halloween Bugs
    This craft is done with two paper plates (for sturdiness), black paint, white yarn, black pipe cleaners, black paper, glue, and googly eyes.Spider: Cut two black circles from black paper. Put a huge glob of glue on one circle and lay your pipecleaner...
  • Healthy Halloween Snacks
    on Oct 14, 2011 in Halloween
    Various healthy snacks with a Halloween themehttp://www.anotherlunch.com/2010/10/bento-lunch-high-on-creepy-scale.htmlhttp://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000002012848http://www.marthastewart.com/pho...
  • HEALTHY Granola Bar Recipe!
    on Jun 21, 2011 in Food
    GRANOLA BAR RECIPE FROM ALLRECIPES.COM - Great healthy snack for those HUNGRY MONSTERS!Cranberry Nut Granola BarsSubmitted By: SeattleFarmersMarketGirlPrep Time: 10 MinutesCook Time: 20 MinutesReady In: 1 Hour 15 MinutesServings: 24Ingredients:2 cups...
  • Cookie Monster Birthday Theme
    on Jun 12, 2011 in Birthday
    Just got back from my friend's son's 2nd Birthday - COOKIE MONSTER THEME!Invites:Blue circles cut from construction paper - folded in half. White circles glued at top of fold for eyes (black circles drawn for pupils). Invite details inside!Decoration...
  • Bunny in the Garden - Seed Catalogue Collage
    on Jun 3, 2011 in Summer theme Spring theme Easter
    A great use for the seed catalogues we get in the mail! My daughter helped cut pictures of the flowers. I gaver her two different sized circles in white and the bunny ears, googly eyes, pink pompom, white cotton ball and glue.
  • Arts and Crafts Birthday Party Theme
    on May 31, 2011 in Birthday
    I have started to plan my daughter's 4th birthday with an Arts & Crafts theme. We both love crafts!!This is a compilation of ideas that I have found through the internet & magazines. I will later post (with pictures) which ideas I used for he...
  • Our Airplane Birthday Party Theme - for our 1yr old
    on Apr 28, 2011 in Birthday
    We celebrated my sons first birthday today and Airplanes were our theme. See a previous post with more ideas for an airplane theme, these are the ideas we used but there are more you could do!Decorations: I painted several little posters to hang thro...
  • Spring Flowers Craft with Cupcake Wrappers & Easter Grass
    on Apr 22, 2011 in Spring theme Easter
    My daughter enjoyed making these spring flowers this morning. She flattened some different sizes of cupcake wrappers and then coloured them. She glued to thin pieces of green paper onto the blue paper and then glued the wrappers at the top. Some of t...
  • Easter Bunny or Rabbit Puppet Craft
    on Apr 16, 2011 in Easter
    So easy!Cut a rabbit shape from paper (or for a sturdier version use the cardboard from a cereal box!). Let child colour. Let them glue on eyes and a pompom nose and then a popsicle stick to hold it with.
  • Handprint Easter Bunnies
    on Apr 3, 2011 in Easter
    Check these little bunnies out! Paint the palm and two fingers of the hand and print on paper. A dab of pink paint for the nose and some little eyes, whiskers, and mouth down with a black marker. We also added our coffee filter Easter Eggs we made ea...
  • Baby & Toddler Handprint Lambs
    on Apr 3, 2011 in Easter Animals
    Sweet little handprint lambs - one made solely by my 3yr old (except for tracing & cutting the handprint out) and the other one I made of my 11m old's handprint. Cute!
  • Easy Toddler Easter Decoration Craft - Coffee Filter Easter Eggs
    on Mar 28, 2011 in Easter
    You've probably seen many variations of these coffee filter stained-glass-look decorations. We've done them as snowflakes for winter and hearts for Valentines. Here is our Easter version!Cut coffee filters into an egg shape.Decorate with markersLight...
  • Easter Playdough Basket
    on Mar 28, 2011 in Easter
    Just wanted to turn our Playdough fun into an Easter theme so I made this cheap recycled basket for my daughter to play with. A emptied & clean applesauce cup with an elastic (taken from broccoli bunch) around it and a pipe cleaner wrapped on the...
  • Toddler Easter Art
    on Mar 28, 2011 in Easter
    Have your child help with the Easter decorations by making a HUGE Easter Egg!Cut an egg shape from very large paper (tape 2 pieces together if needed to make a large egg)Decorate with markers or crayons or paintDecorate with stickersVOILA!
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