hanging out for kiddo craft time since ever, and while my two are still a bit little for organised stuff, we attempt it anyway. Every day I can see their co-ordination get better, and their capacity for concentration grow. However, it’s still a bit of a shambles.
I’m always on the lookout for kid activities for toddlers, or that can be adapted for them. I do give preference to stuff that is actually going to be pretty and useful, but they get plenty of scrap-paper-popsicle-stick fun too. The great thing about these terracotta tree decorations is also that it turns into two activities from the one idea – rolling and cutting the shapes, and painting and decorating them after they’ve dried overnight. Bam!
We used air-dry terracotta clay, regular Christmas cookie cutters, and kid’s acrylic paint. Plus a little glitter for sparkle, and Mod-Podged by mum later on to seal all that glitter goodness in so it doesn’t go all over the floor for the next 20 Christmases.
Lila Wolff says