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Monster Box

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found these cute “Tattle Monsters” from Giggles Galore. Although those monsters were made by Mariah for her classroom, I thought a Sweet Pea would be able to make something similar with a little help. As a bonus, our monster also serves as a fun Halloween decoration.

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Spin Art Leaves

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: Lid spin-art has been all over the blogosphere lately (putti prapancha, Let Kid’s Create and Teach Preschool) so when I saw these No Mess Leaves (from Moments of Mommyhood), I immediately wanted to put my own “spin” on them. 🙂

Material:

Several colors of kid’s craft […]

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Paper Punch Art

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea wanted to make a card for her grandpa one day and I had the idea to let her use flower shapes from a paper punch.

Material:

A few different shapes of craft paper punches (We used a multi-flower punch.) Several colors of paper. Glue. […]

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Father’s Day Gift: DIY Collar Stays

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was inspired by a PostSecret that said something like, “Even though I’m a millionaire, I make my own collar stays out of empty cereal boxes.”

Material:

A collar stay taken from your shirt or my collar stay template. Empty Kleenex Box or any type of […]

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Fingerprint Heart

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Initially I thought this cute heart picture from I Really Should Be Sleeping was made from fingerprints. I quickly realized that her version was made of out buttons, but decided that a heart made from fingerprints would be fun for Sweet Pea to make.

Material:

A […]

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Beautiful Marbled Eggs

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Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

NOTE: Are you looking for an edible version of this activity that can be used with real eggs? Read my Beautiful EDIBLE Marble Egg post!

From: I love the look of marbled Easter eggs and decided to try our marbled paper technique to create […]

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Thanksgiving Feather Cutting

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: I observed Sweet Pea doing this activity in her preschool class.

Prerequisite: If your tot hasn’t worked with scissors before, I suggest you try the Introduction to Scissors – Cutting Play-doh activity first.

Material:

Feather Cutting worksheet (This file is a .pdf files and requires […]

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Coffee Filter Spray Art Flowers

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: Simple. Messy. Fun!, Sycamore Stirrings and Our Crafts -N- Things all had variations on this activity.

Material:

Washable markers. 5 – 10 coffee filters. Spray bottle. Jellyroll pan, a plastic tablecloth or some other way to cover the work area. Towel. Smock or bib (optional).

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Sugar Chalk Spider Webs

Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: When we made sugar chalk drawings, I had the idea that the same technique would work perfectly for spider webs and have been eagerly waiting for Halloween to give it a try.

Material:

1/3 cup Sugar. 1 cup Water. Bowl. Whisk. 1 or 2 pieces of […]

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Fingerprint Animal Note Cards

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this idea for cute fingerprint animals in Family Fun magazine and also on Teach Mama and paint cut paste.

Material:

Washable ink pad. About 10 Note cards or pieces of sturdy paper. Damp towel for wiping ink off fingers, hands, arms and everywhere else. Fine […]

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