The Creative Baby and Toddler

I’m excited for this post to be my last for 2021 sharing most of the activities and crafts I did with our children for the whole year. 

Please click the links showing how to do them and share! 

New Years poppers:

Tissue paper, Glitter glue, Fun things like cut up tissue paper or sequence for popping and toilet paper or paper towel rolls.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CJaKWtjBj2L/

New Years party hats:

I took a paper plate and cut right through the middle and made the triangle pieces stand up. 


Icicle drop: 

Pipe cleaners. Cute holes in top of oatmeal box.

Puzzle pieces Valentine canvass: 🌟

This one was tricky! The babies painted the puzzles then I traced a heart and hot glued them. Each babydid their own color. 

Mess free chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day:
Ziplock 
Then one straw berry at a time 
Let them shake it with the dipped strawberries and sprinkles inside.


Pepper clover stamps:

Take a real Pepper and cut it up, then use it like a stamp with green paint. 

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CLn8v_mhl8_/


Rainbows: 

Baby hand prints by Logan and cotton ball color matching by Jason. 


Easter Potato egg stamp:

Cut the potato in half, then cuz the design you want the print to be. Dip in paint and use it like a stamp. 
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CMsxM4pBe-I/

Shaving cream Easter egg dying with babies:

Use a ziplock it’s seriously my best friend when I want to include baby brother or don’t want a crazy mess. 

Shaving cream, a few drops of food coloring, boiled egg all in the bag. Then I’d take them out to air dry. I did not let my kids eat these. 

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNBnXQphfLt/


Dandelion collection:

We grabbed a piece of cardboard and went picking.

Earth day globes: 🌟

Use the back of a cereal box or cardboard to teach about recycling. I love using the back of cereal boxes for many crafts we’ve done. Then I would cut our circles and let them free paint. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CN837pihsQ-/

Mother’s Day flower dye gift:🌟

This one was so cool! He got to use a medicine syringe to dye white flowers for my gift. I used water and paint and he had the fun! 

And then of course I wanted little handprint flowers.


Poker chip drop:
🌟

This one is one of my favorites cuz of how long it has lasted and how strong it is. I cut a slot of a pretzel container and let them drop the chips in for fun. Like I said before I like using things around the house if I can. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CO6qR1OBt25/

Cut and paste Sun: 🌟

I still can’t believe he’s only two in this video. He loves cutting. This one was so fun to make! 

Father’s Day Fish: 🌟

Using bubble wrap for the bubbles and their hands for the fish these turned out so cute! Just don’t press down on the wrap like I did for the bubbles. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CP_kRUmhyT-/


My love bugs lady bug: 

Aaah yes the classic paper plate lady bug. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQok2ODhYf8/

4th of July Pretzel cookies: 

Can you believe we made these in a hotel? 

I’m doing the video right on a bed. So the ziplock did not work well for this. It’s best to dip myself and let them sprinkle. I did a few in the ziplock so our youngest could feel included. We made these for Christmas too. 
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQ4wCb4jSo1/

Color Science: 

We did this outside or it’s great in our farm house sink on rainy days. We used baking soda over a color of dye and Jason spray warm water to reveal the color. It’s fun to add vinegar too to have it fizz. I like this one for learn about colors or seeing what the primary colors make. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRkkdazh95N/



Walking bubble wrap:

I had been wanting to do this one for a long time. And I finally got around to doing it this Summer. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRxQbTQhF0j/


Ice cube painting: 

Here I show the steps and the activity where they paint egg carton caterpillars.



Pull tape signs: 

These look so cute and were the perfect finishing touch to their play room. I love this one for so many paintings we’ve done. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSDcjlQB5Po/


ABC spoons:

I did this one years ago and now I get to do it with my kids. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSNDSA2h-Hi/


Animal cracker shadow matching:
🌟

I thought this would be a cute on the go activity. Trace the animals on flash cards, then to keep the cards for the next time they have snack. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSqJRtOn89q/

Dino fossils: 🌟

This one I am crazy about! I have been wanting to making these for years and finally got to do them this summer. I thought they’d be a fun addition to a sensory bin and the kids can dig them and match them with the dinosaurs. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSzv9yyhOI7/


Dino egg hatch with play dough: 

Get some mini dinosaurs and hide them in play dough and let the kids open them. My boy loves this one. It’s fun to put them in Easter eggs too. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CS-wCjzHRaM/

Pumpkin cut and paste 3 D:

This one is so fun for practicing cutting and gluing. He loved adding the glitter glue on top. I like how simple and cute this one is. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CVd3L1-hh7v/

He loves glitter glue


Leaf pull activity: 

This was our fall sensory bin and he was pulling the pretend leaves out of the ball and car. 


Lego corn paint:

I’ve always wanted to do lego painting with them and these were a perfect fall craft. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CWhq7iKF2vB/

ABC wipes cover matching:

I used the top of the sensory bin and saved these. It took a while collecting but there are so many fun ways to use these. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXNPr-0BJX2/


ABC wipes cover matching:
I used the top of the sensory bin and saved these. It took a while collecting but there are so many fun ways to use these. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXNPr-0BJX2/

ABC find:
I saved my bottle dry rack for activities like this. We’ve done a garden and put little veggies in it too. I also think it would be a cute way to do seasons doing pretend leaves or cotton balls. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXmaMJdl3MR/



Santa letters:

Foam sticker letters and green and red paper.


Cookie cutter stamp: 

This simple cute one is so great for decorating presents, cards or making a home made gift. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXo0hKAF7Ji/


My favorite part about these is looking back is seeing how much fun our boys have. They love it as much as I do. The ones with stars are ones I’ve thought up myself and the others are full credit to Pinterest. Happy Crafting!


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