Friday, February 26, 2016

Pom Pom balls for motor skill

Few pompon balls and empty bowl with lip is all you need to keep a toddler busy while getting some much needed motor skills going. I made my little one sit on a high chair and play with the Pom Pom balls for few minutes. I used a empty formula dispenser bowl but you can use any box or bowl worth lid and a small opening to push the balls in. I added foam stickers and beans as well for texture. It's a fun way to give some input to hands with the different texture and use the finger muscles moving.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentines day cards

Back after a long break, we are gearing up for Valentines Day at school and made these cute cards for Aarav's teachers.

Cardstock red and blue
blackmarker pen
google eyes
heart stickers

We took choose Aarav's favorite colors  red and blue but you can get any cardstock.
Cut them into 2 rectangles one small (blue) and one big (red).
Make a small hole on the blue small paper (enough to put a google eye thorough it).
Stick the small card on top of the larger card and add the google eye in the middle  ( see picture) and make eyelashes.Time to add the heart sticker and write the letter you  (I heart you).
Decorate the sides with ribbons or stickers.
Inside we made a little alien with one eye and little note and candy for the teachers.

We are ready for the  V-day party at school :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine card for dad

I love Papa card for dear dad for Valentines Day , yes its a surprise

Construction paper
Marker pens
Google eyes
Heart stickers

This really as simple as it gets, Aarav really likes to make aliens ( and angry birds) so we made this nice little alein with one eye for the letter I.
Added heart stickers , we used glitter stickers you can make your own hearts or just draw them on paper.
He decided to write You and add a special message.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas ornament

Picked up this product from the dollar store, cardboard cut out and cute decorations included

Aarav had a great time coloring the tress and adding the decorations, we used a picture and add another decoration we had picked from the store but I guess you can make the cut out as well.

This is the first year we got a Christmas tree at home, Aarav is super excited and going all out to decorate it just in time for Christmas.

Merry Christmas :))

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vegetable painting and patterns

Today we used vegetables to make patterns and and have fun with paint (Aarav's favorite part of any activity)

Washable paint

It was so much fun to see him go about so seriously with his paint brush,  this is the book we read with this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day : Newspaper Tree (April 22)

Aarav wanted a Tree or plant forever, call me lazy but it still looks like extra work to me. So for Earth Day I used old magazines and kitchen roll cardboard to make this nice little Tree to keep him busy for a few days or so I hope.

Old magazines 1
Kitchen roll cardboard or make a long roll from card stock

Roll the pages out of the magazine into small pipes, I made at least 15 of them to go all around the kitchen roll and some more. Use glue or staple them onto the roll. I let Aarav play with color and make it all beautiful and also keeps him busy, while I get some work done:)

I found this cute vase to keep the tree straight and Aarav played around it.

Tips: You definitely use only green and make it look more like a tree, we just love a more colorful tree. Keep the tree in a nice vase with marbles or pebbles.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Melted crayon frames

Wax paper
Card stock

On the wax paper scribble all over and fold it, use a hair dryer to melt the crayon. Make simple frames on the card stock I make shapes and put the wax paper at the back, use glue or tape to stick them together. Voila, some new frames or sun catchers.

Tips: Fill free to make any kinds of frames even the more traditional ones, kids will be surprised to just see the crayons melt under the hairdryer. If you are comfortable let the kids handle the hairdryer too.

Its best to let the crayons to melt before the next step for best results and less mess. Enjoy