Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Do you have the not-so-sunny Spring blues?

My toddler and I have had just about as much as we can handle from the Winter cold! We did some running around and adventures around the community, but also had to spend a lot of time hiding out from the bugs going around. Now that Spring is here, I had high expectations of sunshine and tanning in the backyard. Instead, I am forced to do my gardening in the rain, cold, and especially WIND! It’s very easy to lose your mind from cabin fever with a toddler. Luckily, there is always a brilliant thing called ART DAY! What started out as a cute little gesture turned into my daughter’s favorite game: Blue’s Clues. One day after a nap we spent some time talking about things we love. I had the house arranged before-hand with clues. The first: Lightning McQueen’s eye, the second: heart stickers, and the third: a picture of my daughter, Zoey. The clues led to her art table station I brought downstairs and had coloring pages of Blue. She spent the next hour and a half looking for clues that I had to keep replanting all over the house! Let’s just say I have to keep plenty of extra paw prints! Another activity Zoey loves doing, is making masks. It’s amazing to see her creativity flowing! I always let her choose what materials she wants to use: paper plate, cereal box, paints, crayons, glitter glue, etc. She has always loved expressing herself through painting, and now as she’s nearing 3 years old we have more opportunities of widening her range of art materials! It’s fun, easy, cheap, and can take up a whole afternoon of a non-sunshine day! What creative crafts do you and your toddlers do?

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Blue’s Clues necessities!

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You can place clues inside or outside!

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Get silly with your toddler!

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Let them be proud of their art work!

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Zoey’s thinking chair!