Hello again! I decided to take a little break from posting to enjoy the holidays and my family. I hope you are enjoying 2013 so far! Ricky started a new job on the 2nd and we are absolutely loving having him home for dinner. Plus, the days are SO much easier for me! I have been trying to pack our days full with the Y and fun crafty projects.
Today, we decided to try out the new scissors Santa brought. I have been searching high and low for scissors for kids that are actually for toddlers. I finally found some at Toys R Us (Melissa & Doug, of course) that are plastic, but actually cut. Best part? They don't cut hair! As much as Maddie loves to play with hair, I was afraid she would give Liv a new 'do.
Every week, the girls love to look through the Sunday paper with me. Olivia likes to know "what's on sale!". When I take them shopping with me, I like for them to have their own lists. It keeps them busy and it helps them look for different items...almost like a scavenger hunt. I have tried a few different ways to go about the lists, but I thought having them make their own would be the most fun!
This is a super cheap craft and it's one that you can do numerous times!
|(As you can see, only Olivia was interested in this. Maddie just wanted to color)|
Here's what you need:
- Clipboard (Dollar Tree has great ones!)
- Old store circulars
- Kid-friendly scissors
- Permanent marker (for YOU, not them!!)
- Glue (I made this glue sponge...Ah-mazing folks!)
- Scrapbook paper (much heavier than construction paper)
- Go through the circulars with your kiddo. When Olivia wanted to add something to her "list", I made a shape around it with a Sharpie. This makes it easier to cut out.
- Have them cut it out and glue on! Super easy!
What activities do you like to do with your toddler! I need some ideas! I am trying to bulk up our craft collection.
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