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Aug 11 2011

Wax Resistant Painting For Kids

Wax Resistant Crayon and Paint Picture

If you are looking for a fun and creative activity to do with your toddler give this a go.  You will need crayons, paper and paint.  Get your child to colour the whole piece of paper in different colours of crayons.  Make sure he or she covers the whole piece of paper in colour.  Then get paint, use black if you want a space / night scene or any other colour if you just want to have fun and make a design.  Cover the whole paper again in the paint.  You can then wait for the paint to dry and then scratch off the paint with a blunt pencil or if your toddler can not wait, use a blunt instrument (or your fingers) to take off some of the paint and make a design.  If your child makes a mistake they can repaint the paper and make a new design!  For other creative ideas to do with kids look at Kids craft activities at baby-patch.com

Jen

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Aug 03 2011

Fruit Kebabs a Healthy Afternoon Snack for Kids

My son came home the other day and was very excited about making fruit kebabs.  He had read a book at school about making fruit kebabs and wanted to try it for himself.  So we cut up a few pieces of fruit, the kids chose what they wanted to put on and threaded them onto a skewer themselves and then enjoyed eating them!  It was a fun activity and a healthy afternoon snack!  For more yummy and healthy recipes for kids visit our kids recipe page at Baby-Patch.com   Below is a photo of my 3 year old daughter with the fruit kebab she made.

Fruit kebabs kids snack

Yummo!

Jen

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Jan 19 2010

Holiday Treasure Box

 

A holiday treasure box is a great momento of your holiday for your children.  It will keep them occupied and involved in your trip or holiday.  Any sort of box can be used, we found plastic boxes with compartments in them, but a cardboard box could also be used.  Encourage your child to collect ‘treasures’ along your trip such as:

  • beach shells
  • rocks
  • tickets
  • feathers
  • brochures
  • sand

The type of holiday you have will determine the items in the treasure box, but what every your child wants to collect should be encouraged.  He / she can enjoy sorting through their treasures on the trip and then back at home after.

For other fun toddler activies visit baby-patch

Jen

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Feb 16 2009

Hairy Egg Heads

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Well Ben has been watering our egg heads and we think they look great! The wheat grass just keeps growing and growing. They are a bit thin on top and a bit smudged but our pirate and clown are the topic of many conversations and we are enjoying them. We are planning on giving them a hair cut tomorrow…..

Jen

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Feb 10 2009

Growing Egg Heads

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I was looking through my craft book to find something creative I could do with Ben and came across some very neat and pretty eggheads. As you can see from the photo, ours are far from neat and pretty but they were fun to make and hopefully we will grow some hair on them!

Ben wanted me to draw a clown and a pirate, so I attempted, I cant even blame him for the poor artwork….

So if you are feeling creative with your toddler give this a go, all you need is a few eggs, cotton wool, alfalfa or quick-growing seeds and felt tipped pens or paint (preferably water proof).

1. Hard boil your eggs, carefully cut the top off the egg and remove the egg from shell.
2. Decorate the shells with faces
3. Fill the empty shell with cotton wool
4. Sprinkle seeds on top of cotton wool and moisten well
5. Cover with a small amount of moistened cotton wool and put in egg cups near the window moisten cotton wool daily

My mistake was using non waterproof pens and it is pretty hard to draw faces on egg shells!!!

Ben has been good at watering the egg heads and hopefully the hair will grow soon. I will let you know how it goes.

Jen
www.baby-patch.com

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Dec 09 2008

Make Your Own Humpty Dumpty

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My mum came to stay and we made a ‘Humpty Dumpty’ from some left over material and felt. Ben came accross the pattern in a book and he wanted to make it (which means he wanted me to make it). He glued a few spots on and we did the rest. I think Humpty looked pretty good in the end.

For other creative ideas for kids visit baby-patch.com

Jen

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Nov 17 2008

Toy Box Keeps 9 Month Old Amused

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I had forgotten how exciting odds and ends are to babies! Emily, my 9 month old is now crawling and exploring everything she can get her hands on. I have found that I can keep her in one spot by giving her a box full of odds and ends eg a tea set, odd toys or plastic kitchen utensils. She will spend quite awhile in one spot rummaging through the box and taking everything out of it. This gives me a bit of time to do other things!

Jen
www.baby-patch.com

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Oct 25 2008

Make Your Own Wiggles Puppets!

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Wiggles Puppets

Wiggles Puppets

Ben, my 2 year old loved making these puppets with me, they are easy, simple and have kept him busy for ages performing Wiggles songs in our make do puppet theatre (blanket thrown over a small table).

All you need is a book of your favorite characters to photocopy and cut out. Or draw and cut out a character. Get your child to colour in the character. Cut it out, stick it onto a paddle pop stick and if you want stick a couple of googily eyes on it. You could also stick hair or clothing on to it depending on what you have. Once it is dried you have a pretty basic but fun puppet for your toddler to play with!

For more creative ideas to do with your toddler or baby visit baby-patch.com

Jen
www.baby-patch.com

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Sep 30 2008

Simple Screen Printing for Toddlers

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Now this painting may not look like much, but it was fun to make. If you are feeling a little adventurous when painting with your toddler and you have mastered the handprints and finger painting, why not try this. Use a sheet of plastic (like a table cloth) or a large sheet of paper and fasten it to the table. Let your toddler have fun covering a large area of the plastic with paint and their fingers.

Then, using the wrong end of a paint brush or a blunt pencil let your toddler draw a design on the painted surface. Get a second piece of paper and lay it on top of the design, carefully press down and then lift off and you have a screen print! It takes a bit of practise to work out the best amount of paint to have on the paper / plastic – to much and the screen print smudges all over the design, to little and the paint does not transfer. As long as you all enjoy yourself in the process it dosent really matter what the end product looks like!

For more fun ideas to do with toddlers check out jelly painting!

Jen
www.baby-patch.com

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Sep 14 2008

Easy Puppets to Make at Home

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I came home the other day and found Chris and Ben (our 2 year old) performing a puppet show with their newly made puppets.
Chris had drawn a couple of dinasours and cut them out. Ben coloured them in and then Chris stuck them on a paddle pop stick and stuck a couple of googily eyes on. They both had a great time making them.

These dinasour puppets are a easy, quick and fun creative activity to do with Toddlers. For more creative inspirations visit baby-patch.com

Jen
www.baby-patch.com

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