I am a mom of 4 kids(13,12,10 and 8)who taught preschool for 2 years.
I hope you can use this blog as a resource to find fun activities to do with your children. Some ideas are new, while others have been around a while. This is a place where I can store all our activities without having to actually have to store them in my attic. I hope you find some fun and easy ideas.
I was thinking I would use my blog to post simple crafts people can do with their kids. Normally, I just complain or brag about my kids on my posts. This way my blog would have a purpose for others to come and look at it. Then maybe I can sneak in my complaints and brags for others to read.
My first craft is really simple and cute. It is an octopus. You could also make it Henry the Octopus from the Wiggles.
You will need a toilet paper roll and makers or crayons. I also used round stickers and those white round stickers that you use when the whole in your notebook paper gets torn ( I am sorry I do not know their official name. I am sure it is something simple, but I do not know it.)
1. Cut slits up the toilet paper roll about an inch and 1/2 long evenly spaced all the way around. 2. Color face on the top of toilet paper roll. I used sticker for eyes. You could also use wiggly eyes too. 3. Take maker or crayon and curl the slits upward to make arms. 4. Use notebook repair stickers for tentacles.
To make it Henry, you can color him purple or wrap a piece purple construction paper around him first. As I was writing this, my daughter said you could also make that in to a ghost. Wrap with white paper first.