Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

We've made several different Christmas crafts this week and I wanted to share them tonight. None of the crafts are complicated enough to need a tutorial, but I thought I'd post pictures since I know I'm always trying to find ideas simple enough for preschoolers and babies.

Several days ago, I got brave and pulled out the finger paint. The last time I tried to get Grace to paint with finger paint, it was a disaster. It turned into a major tantrum. So this time I decided to let her paint with a Q-tip. I've seen it on other blogs and thought she might enjoy decorating her own Christmas tree by making "lights and ornaments."

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

While I was doing this with Grace, Connor got bored with my attempted distractions (Cheerios and a mixing bowl) and instead wanted to dive into the paint.

That was my nice mom moment of the day. Because honestly I was horrified by the mess he was making. But I let him go and he was thrilled. During that time, Grace decided she wanted to paint with her hands too, so we decided to make a Christmas tree with her hand prints!
Christmas crafts for toddlers
It certainly wasn't our cleanest day ever, but thank God for Crayola washable finger paint! It comes out of clothes and carpet :)

Today, we made Rice Krispie treats for the first time together and we used cookie cutters to cut out Christmas trees. She had the most fun decorating them with sprinkles and M&Ms. Of course, I'm not sure how many M&Ms went into her mouth vs. on the trees, but it's hard to blame her. She got my sweet tooth! I think she's figuring out that her mom is a blogger, because as soon as she was done she yelled "Mama, take picture! Cheese!"

I've got a week and a half left to cram all of the Christmas activities in that I can (I love them!) Any cute suggestions?

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