• hyacinth toddler craft
    Crafts,  Kids

    Hyacinth Toddler Craft

    Spring is here! In my mind, I’m ready for beautiful flowers to start growing! In Michigan’s mind, we have a while yet. To make it “feel” like spring, my 3-year-old and I decided to make a hyacinth craft project. I asked my daughter what kind of flower she wanted to make. We saw hyacinths in a magazine a few days ago, she LOVED them, and so she said she wanted to make some! So, here we are. Cue simple hyacinth toddler craft! Hope you enjoy! Supplies: White card-stock paper (any size works) Green card-stock paper (or construction paper works too) Purple tempura paint Round sponges or bottle cap (if your toddler can be careful…

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    Lumberjack Party Bag

    My 3 year old LOVES lumberjacks.  I’m not even sure why, but she does.  Today she asked me if we could make a “Lumberjack Party Bag.”  When I asked her what the party bag would be for, she told me, “For my next party, of course!”  There ya have it.  We have her 4th birthday party theme already determined, almost 1 year in advance: Lumberjacks.  I should start working on that now, because I am fairly positive there isn’t much out on the interwebs about throwing a lumberjack party.  So here you go, friends.  In case your kid ever asks you to make a “lumberjack party bag,” you’ll be all…

  • toddler clown craft
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    Toddler Clown Craft

    My 3 year old loves clowns. They have been her “thing” for a quite a few months and she’s just so curious about them. She loves their wild hair, their noses, and the “creepy factor” seems to intrigue her. I wanted to make a clown craft with her that she could do almost entirely herself. Here is what we came up with: the toddler clown craft. Supplies: Paper plate Scissors Construction paper Glue Pencil Balls (I used some leftover ones we had from the holidays, making Rudolph ornaments) Instructions:    Trace both hands with a pencil. Sisters were bonding here through clown hair tracing. 😉 Cut out traced hands. Mom…

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    Crafts,  Kids

    Playdough Recipe: Scented & Long Lasting

    Something that my daughter and I love to do together is not only create with playdough, but actually make the playdough ourselves. I like knowing exactly what is in the playdough recipe, and the ingredients are safely edible.  Is there a kid who has never tried to eat playdough? Probably not. So by making your own, you know what your kid is eating if they decide to do some munching. If they decide to give it a taste, worst case scenario is they may guzzle some water afterward since the salt content is off the charts. Another reason we love to make our own is that we can add our own scents,…