Mother’s Day Craft

An easy-to-do craft for little hands on this special day honoring the amazing moms! One day is never enough to thank our mothers for the other 364 days!

We made 3 simple crafts. Xomi wanted to give simple presents on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Craft 1

Materials needed:

–          Colored multipurpose paper

–          Glue/Paste

–          Popsicle stick

–          Scissors

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I cut petals and circle for the flower. Xomi wanted to add hearts on her flowers, so I cut a few hearts.

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Simply paste the petals together and add the circle at the center. Then glue it on the Popsicle stick. Embellish it with gems, stickers, etc. Let your child decide how she want to beautify her craft.

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Mother’s Day Craft 2

Materials needed:

–          Colored multipurpose paper

–          Glue/Paste

–          Popsicle stick

–          Scissors

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I drew flowers on the paper and cut them. Xomi stack them up, and of course, added those tiny hearts. Just glue the stack flowers on the Popsicle stick.

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Mother’s Day Craft 3

Materials needed:

–          Toilet Paper or Kitchen Paper Towel

–          Thread and/Double-sided adhesive

–          Lollipop stick

–          Watercolor

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I folded the toilet paper in half, and put a double-adhesive on the lollipop stick. I rolled the toilet paper on it.  I secured the rolled tissue paper flower on the stick with a thread.

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Don’t mind her towel-wrapped hair!

Then little Picasso started dabbing some paint on her flower.

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That’s it! Her presents are all set for Mother’s Day.

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Paper Towel Tube Octopus

Yesterday morning while I was cleaning our room, Xomi wanted to make a toilet paper tube octopus. We saw a YouTube video of this craft few nights back, so she basically knew what to do.

I told her to find a toilet paper tube, and she went straight to the bathroom. I asked her dad to check what was keeping her. She was removing the toilet paper off the tube! I should have given her clear instructions!

Materials needed:

– Toilet paper tube

-Watercolor or poster paint and paint brush

– moving eyes

– Scissors

– Glue

Since we don’t have empty toilet paper tubes, we used a kitchen paper towel roll. The tubes are white, so it was easier to paint. I cut the tube into half since it was too long for the project.

I was finishing up cleaning the room while Xomi was painting the tube. She used a blue watercolor for her octopus. Obviously, that’s her favorite color. We stuffed the top of the tube with a toilet paper for the head of the octopus.

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When the blue-painted tube was dry, we glued the moving eyes, and I assisted her in cutting the bottom of the tube for the arms.

An octopus has 4 pairs of arms. A common mistake is calling the arms of the octopus tentacles.  I miscalculated it, so the octopus has more than 8 arms!  Then she curled the 4 pairs (or so) of arms.

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So there it is! Xomi’s blue octopus made out of a kitchen paper towel tube.

Toddler’s Jewelry Box

Today, I decided that we’re going to make lady bug and pig paper plate and Styro cup crafts.

However, Xomi had a different activity in mind. While I was sorting her arts and craft supply box, she saw a small box her daddy made few months ago.

She wanted to make a jewelry box!

Materials Needed:

– Any-kind and any-size  box will do

– paint, watercolor or crayons

– acrylic gems or stickers

Xomi and I were watching DIY videos from Anneorshine {Styles & DIYs} last night. Thanks Joanne for sharing this cool link with me.  Xomi and I loved watching the videos!

This is the YouTube link of the jewelry box Xomi was trying to make.

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Xomi wanted to use crayons to color her box instead of using a watercolor, which is fine with me because it meant minimal mess.  Then she finished it off with some acrylic gems.

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This is where she put the necklaces she recently made.

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I love that she loves to create beautiful things, and seeing my craft supplies excites her!

♥ ❤♥

Creativity is contagious, pass it on. – Albert Einstein

Animal Finger Puppet

Fighting the summer heat off with an easy and fun craft.

Materials used:

Card stock paper
Crayons
Wool felt or sponge paper (or whatever you think would work)

We were planning to use wool felts in making the animal finger puppets, but it would require a lot of work, so we used a card stock paper instead. My husband drew elephants and a lion. Xomi wants to be the baby elephant, and obviously, I’m the mommy elephant and Daddy is the lion.

We cut out the elephants from the card stock, and let the little artist color the elephants’ heads.
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I quickly measured Xomi’s index finger, and I cut some wool felts and hot glued the ends. They look like rings.
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I hot glued the animal heads on the ring wool felts, and voila, the finger puppeting fun began!
Pretend play is always imagination at it’s finest.
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Happy Monday!