Father’s Day Projects 2015

Let me start this post by saying: I am probably THE WORST arts & crafts person EVER! No, seriously! I can’t cut in a straight line to save my life, I still draw like I am in the 4th grade, and I almost failed Art when I was in Middle School. Still, ever since my baby has been old enough, I have made a conscious effort to try to do some arts & crafts projects with her. After all, besides the fact that she needs exposure to that sort of thing, it might be an interest of hers, something that she likes, so I have to let her explore things that I am not a huge fan of. Also, it will help her learn that you should always try your best, even with you are not the best at something. All that being said, this week has been all about Father’s Day! We’ve been getting ready by doing some projects together, all thanks to the wonderful ideas you can find on Pinterest. I mean, I could never come up with any of these things on my own! Thank you, Pinterest! I decided to share with you all some of our projects, in case you need some last minute inspiration. Project 1 – #1 Dad Medal This was the one project my kiddo was really hands on with. After all, she’s only 20 months-old and there is not much she can do on her own in the crafts department yet.  The inspiration came from BusyBeeKidsCrafts.com. This project was particularly great for her because she LOVES stickers! It’s one of her favorite things to do...

Daily Activities with a Baby – September 23, 2014

(Post originally from Two Tiny Feet, One Big Heart) This was our activity for today: an aquarium sensory bag!   What you need: ziplock bag (preferably the ones that have the zipper, for added security); cheap hair gel – I got this one at the Dollar Store and it was already blue. But you can also buy clear one and add food coloring; Foam fish – we used this because we had it around the house from other projects; Duct tape – to secure all ends. Just add some hair gel to the ziplock bag, put in your fishy and duct tape all around! And voilà! Your baby can have fun pushing the fishy around the gooey bag! It’s cute and a great sensory activity for the kids! Touching different textures is a great tool for babies’ development. You can do this in different themes and with different objects and substances. For example, you can use shaving cream or water. You can add different objects like small beads, buttons, and other plastic or foam toys and shapes. Just make sure you pick objects that won’t poke holes in the bag and if you have a younger baby that still puts everything in their mouths (I am there with you! When will that phase ever pass?) keep a close on eye on them in case the bag does get damaged and leaks. Here are some other ideas: Sensory Baby for Baby by Plain Vanilla Mom Halloween Sensory Bag by Hands on as we Grow Glowing Sensory Bag by Growing a Jeweled Rose Button Sensory Bag by Falling Flanellboards Glittery Sensory...
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