Faemom Crafts for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kids

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(It’s just nice to have an easy craft up your sleeve when you need something to entertain the kids.  This is easy, mess-free, and fun.  The boys loved it.  This is good with young toddlers on up.)

Things you need:

  • Green paper (or scrapbook paper that looks like grass)
  • Dinosaur stickers
  • Tree or rock stickers (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)

Give the child the green paper.  Have the child decorate it with dinosaur stickers, creating a whole dinosaur world. 

Adding stickers

Adding stickers

Working on a dino world

Working on a dino world

The child can draw more scenery or add stickers.

Finished projects

Finished projects

Igloo

Posted on: July 13, 2009

(I’m sorry about not posting any crafts.  My camera broke last weekend, and I was too heartbroken to write.  Now I’m trying to pull off images from an online photo account of pictures from my mom’s camera.  We are experiencing technical issues.  I have a few crafts that I will post, and I will try to buy a new camera soon.)

(We were making egg carton animals when Evan started playing with his.  “Look, Mommy, an igloo!”  So if you ever need an igloo, here it is.)

Just paint it white!

Just paint it white!

( I got this idea at this website, but I decided not to float tea candles on them.  I thought we could float frogs, which worked out well.  The boys loved them!  I made a few of them testing out with different glues.  Don’t use school glue, unless it’s a one time use.  Craft glue and hot glue worked well.  Craft glue gets a little soggy, but it will re-adhere when dried.)

Things you need:

  •       2 sheets Green craft foam
  •       A CD
  •       Scissors
  •       A pen
  •       Hot glue gun with glue or craft glue
  •       A toy to sail the boat, preferably a frog

Trace the CD on both pieces of craft foam. 

Tracing circles

Tracing circles

Cut out the circles.  Cut out a triangle out of the circles (best to do it with one circle on top of the other), forming the lily pad. 

Does it look like a lilypad yet?

Does it look like a lilypad yet?

Glue the lily pads together.  Allow the glue to dry. 

It's time to sail.

It's time to sail.

Take the lily pads out to the pool or bath.

So the green one is the life guard?

So the green one is the life guard?

(We recently moved to Arizona, and the house we have moved into has lizards EVERYWHERE.  I’ve never seen so many lizards converge on one spot before.  Obviously this has stirred up some curiosity, so I decided we needed to make a lizard since the boys were not fast enough to catch one.  This was a lot of fun.  You can make this complicated for older children by having them do designs on the lizards, or you can make this very simple even for a young toddler.)

Things you need:

  • Sandpaper
  • Lizard cut out
  • Black marker
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

I found some cool lizard color sheets here.  Print one out and cut it out of the paper to make a template.  Trace the lizard onto the sandpaper with the black marker.  This will ruin the tip. 

Tracing lizards

Tracing lizards

Have the child color the lizard.  Cut out the lizard, which will sharpen the scissors.  (My boys refused to let me cut out their lizards.)

The finished product . . . sort of

The finished product . . . sort of


Nursery Rhymes

Many teachers have told me how important nursery rhymes are for child development. Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over A candlestick

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