Some kid’s crafts seem like a good idea, but when in reality they are really meant for the adult to complete. I had this genius idea the other day to let Jude make his own little Christmas snow with our hole puncher. He loves that thing and I figured if I could let him use it for a craft it would be fun!
While Jude punched out white paper, I wrote a little Christmas message on black paper with a white colored pencil. Nothing fancy, but perfect for his “snow” to be added at the bottom.
Once he punched through all his white paper and was satisfied with his hole punching time, we got the glue out and sprinkled the “snow” on top. A two year old and glue and a million little white pieces of hole punched paper went about as good as you can imagine.
The finished product turned out a lot different than I had in my mind, but he had fun with the snow and adding glitter. It’s hanging on our fridge and it makes our kitchen a little more festive.
We also did a fun craft with colored bowtie pasta, making a wreath. That turned out a little better. I was able to add the glue to the paper, and Jude helped put the pasta on the glue. A much better completed project!
It’s pretty easy to dye pasta! Here are the supplies you’ll need:
– 2 cups pasta
– 3 tsp. rubbing alcohol
– 2 tsp. food coloring
– ziplock bag
Mix the rubbing alcohol and food coloring together in a small bowl. Add the dry, uncooked pasta to the zip lock bag. Then pour the rubbing alcohol mixture on top. Seal the bag and shake around to coat all the pasta. Lay the pasta out to dry on parchment paper.
Once it’s dry you can use it for all sorts of crafts or sorting activities! So fun!
And there is our Christmas fridge! Maybe next year Jude will really get into gluing and crafts. Since he is only two, the time limit to sit and do crafts is maybe 5 minutes if I’m lucky. So I have to have everything prepared and ready to go, so he can swoop in and complete it in a short amount of time. But that’s every little kid, right?