Dec 19, 2014

Painting with Ornaments

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Happy Fine Motor Fridays! This is the last Friday before Christmas, so we are squeezing in one last holiday themed fine motor activity, painting with ornaments. At our house, our tree is full of sparkly, breakable ornaments. Kingston is enamored with them, and will gently (or sometimes not so gently) touch them and examine them. We have a plethora of shatterproof golden glitter icicle ornaments  that he like to look at. Since I am not worried about them breaking, and we have a million of them, I thought it would be fun to let him do a little fine motor process art using it! 
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Dec 17, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Get Well Cards

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Does your family do Elf on the Shelf ? We just started this year, and it has quickly become apparent that this elf does NOT in fact move on his own! What gives? For $30, I thought for SURE he would move on his own. Well people, he doesn't! That being said, as fun as your little scout elf is (and I don't care how creepy some people say he looks, because I personally think he is adorable!) sometimes you are just going to forget to move him. With an infant and a toddler, this has happened to us quite a few times already. This has forced me to be a bit creative in the cover up story! 
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Dec 16, 2014

Tape Resist Hanukkah Crafts

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Today is the first day of Hanukkah! I don't think I've ever mentioned this on the blog before, but my father is Jewish. Growing up with always got to get one gift early for Hanukkah and we would eat brisket, potato latkes, and matzoh ball soup to celebrate. Hanukkah for us was just one night, but it was always a lot of fun! It was great being able to grow up with the best of both worlds, and I would like to continue that tradition with my kiddos. Starting next year, I want to host an annual Hanukkah dinner over at my house with yummy food, dreidel games, and gifts! Until then, I thought it would be fun to commemorate this special holiday by making some tape resist art. 
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Dec 15, 2014

Personalized Santa and Reindeer Print Craft

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Today is the final day in our Holiday Print Art series with Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. But don't worry, we will be back with more for sure! We are both too obsessed to ever stop creating and replicating fantastic print art. I am so excited about this final post. This personalized Santa and reindeer craft is too cute, and so much fun for your little one to make. You are definitely going to want to frame this special keepsake! 
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Dec 14, 2014

Reindeer Handprint and Footprint Craft

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Holiday Print Art series with FSDPT! Today we are bringing you a quintessential holiday print craft, reindeer hand and footprints. They are so popular that Jaime has already done some adorable Reindeer Footprints in this series! This craft is very near and dear to me because it was Kingston's VERY first holiday print craft ever. At 2 months old, he made reindeer footprint cards for every member of our family. This craft really sparked the interest in print crafts for me, and we haven't stopped since! So, I knew we had to redo them this year (and of course do them with Bentley also!) and thought we would go ahead and add a cute reindeer handprint too. 
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Dec 13, 2014

The Grinch Handprint Craft

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Welcome to day 3 of our Holiday Print Art series with FSPDT! Do you love the mean, but lovable Grinch from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!? We do! Both the book and the movie are favorites. K especially loves the part about the Grinch when he was a baby! He makes me play it again and again and can't stop laughing. It's really cute! This simple Grinch handprint is so easy to make and is just too cute! 
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Dec 12, 2014

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Handprint Craft

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Welcome to day 2 of the Holiday Print Art series! If you missed yesterday's post, I am teaming up with Jaime of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to bring you an awesome series filled with print art crafts for you to do with your little ones this holiday season. Today we are bringing you a classic Christmas tree handprint craft with a fine motor twist. (It IS Fine Motor Fridays after all!) 
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