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Kid Crafts & Activities: Share your ideas and tips here!

Posted by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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Crafts and activities are a great way to bring fun into the lives of toddlers and preschoolers. This post is the place for us to share our craft and activity ideas! 

Here are some of the top tips from moms in the group:

1. Keep it fun and simple.

2. Draw or print things for your child to color.

2. Simple crafts can be made out of household things like paper plates, egg cartons, and cotton balls.

3. Play doh is a fun and inexpensive way to let your child express creativity.

4. Seasonal or themed crafts are a great way to help your child learn.

5. An indoor picnic, a dance party, or playing dress up are great ways to break the boredom of a rainy day.

6. Playing outside can be a blast with scavenger hunts, water play, and nature exploration.

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Please share your tips and advice here!

by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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bhwrn1
by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Thanks!

RutterMama
by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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We have two big pine trees in our front yard. Using pine needles and pine cones are awesome for preschooler crafts.

MISSOCTOBER
by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM
Lots of open ended art let ur child lead, you might learn something.
.Angelica.
by Angie on Dec. 23, 2011 at 1:38 AM
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thanks!

StarGazer27
by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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One thing that we like to do is take pine cones, spread peanut butter all over them, then roll them in wild bird seed, tie a string to the top and hang them in trees for the birds to eat.  It's so easy and doesn't cost a lot of money to do!

Amethis
by on Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM
Thanks!
4flowers4ever
by on Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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abbysmommy429
by on Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM
DD loves making paper chains, so we do one for each holiday in different colors.

Painting is her favorite, I call her little Picasso and have her create masterpieces for family members; they love it!
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LilMamaK
by on Jan. 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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 Me and DD LOVE painting and sticker crafts! I buy foam stickers from michael's and foam paper and we just make different scenes with them! She loves it!

*~*Wifey To Tommy(2.4.11), Mommy to Allyana(7.5.08), & Our angel baby Jovanny(3.6.10)*~*

katies_mommy1
by on Jan. 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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 I've recently introduced my dd to something called oobleck....basically its corn startch and water mixed together. It acts like a liquid until to apply force to it (like poking it really hard with your finger) then it acts like a solid.....Its really cool and cheap to make and extremely easy to clean up.  She loves it!!  You can youtube it........OOBLECK

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