She had so much fun decorating her own footie pajamas & kept making me cut out more. She did not forget about the fun that she had that night. This week she asked me if we could make our own princess dresses. I made a few different princess dress designs & cut them out for her to decorate.
Click on the links below for dress cut-out templates.
I cut the dresses out on different colored construction paper & put them in a pile and let her choose which ones she wanted. We put out markers, crayons, ribbon, pom poms, yarn, buttons, cupcake liners, glitter and glue for decorating & embellishing.
We cut out print outs of my daughter’s head and glued them to pieces of construction paper & she glued the dresses on them . She wanted to draw her own head on some of them too.
I have to be honest, I think I had almost as much fun making these as she did. It turns out that big girls love princess dresses too.
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As the mother of a toddler I often look around my house & try to remember what it looked like before kids. I vaguely remember having a clean home once upon a time. I will be honest I have not been the best at keeping a tidy house since the birth of our daughter. I find it exhausting trying to keep her thousands of toys & books organized. This became even more the case once I started introducing sensory play and arts & crafts into our regular play. If you can get around the mess that will be made in your home from this kind of play, it can be very rewarding for you & your child.
My daughter loves arts & crafts, the messier the better, so when I found this craft in one of our library books that combined glue & glitter, I knew that she would have a field day with it.
What you will need:
Newspaper or throw cloth to catch mess
Lay down some newspaper or a something to catch any stray glue or glitter. On a piece of wax paper draw pictures, shapes or designs. Show your child & allow them to do the same. Shake glitter over the glue & move around the wax paper until all the glue is covered & then shake off the excess glitter. Let dry. (Depending on the amount of glue that needs drying this may take a full day. You may also use a blow dryer on a slow setting to help speed up the drying.) Peel of from the wax paper.
I will be honest with you, I did not believe this would work, but I was wrong. The shapes & designs peel off nicely & easily.
Mama goes first to show Mai what to do.
Have your toddler do it next.
Let all of your designs dry & then peel.
This was a cute & fun craft. Mai liked it so much, we did it two night in a row.