It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Toddler Christmas Craft

Super simple, and I’m sure you’ve come across it before. We do it every year, in one form or another. Today I have only Rory and Lily, and right now, Lily is sleeping. So Rory and I got out the supplies — paint, cookie cutters, paper. (The paper is from an enormous roll of tracing paper I got in the Great Design Firm Cast-off Haul. The goodness, it just keeps on coming!)

If you want a product that will actually be attractive enough to use, keep the colour choice simple, and give the child only one colour at a time. If you’re only in this for the fun of creating, let the kid go wild. We did a little of both. (That’s Rory’s pudgy hand. Can you tell how much FUN he’s having? Because he totally was.)

Fun, fun, fun…

soooooo much fun!

And when Lily, who celebrated Hanukkah last week, but will not celebrate Christmas, when she wakes up, she, too, will make wrapping paper, only we’ll use the butterfly and heart shapes (her favourites), in yellow and red (which she seems to particularly like) and it can be all-purpose wrap.


December 13, 2010 - Posted by | Christmas, crafts | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Great craft! Perhaps dipping in glue and sprinkling with glitter? Though- I’m not sure if you do much glitter with as many kids as you have of varying ages. They say that glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.=)

    For us, I think a roll of paper may be difficult to carry from house to house, but I’m thinking maybe a pillow case and fabric paint? Major practice in dexterity and eye-hand coordination. And a nice decorative holiday pillow to keep or gift!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, I’ve totally done the glue and glitter thing! Check out that link. (If you’re curious, use the search box on the right there for “glitter”. I like glitter. It makes my house sparkle. 🙂

    Comment by C. | December 13, 2010 | Reply

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