I recently painted one of our walls in chalk board paint. I had paint left over so I decided to “extend the life” of two of P’s cheap wooden toys. I bought her two wood masks at a craft store a while back. They always seem to have plenty of them in the $1 section. … Continue reading Extending the life
The lovely and amazing T gave me the book First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos. It’s been a fantastic book. Yesterday we did the taping session. I took out different shaped boxes and containers from our recycling can and then I set out many, many pieces of different kinds of tape. P was … Continue reading Tape it!
Today we made a catepillar out of toilet paper rolls, craft paper and ribbon. P loved the process of making it and then “walking” it all around the house. I asked her if she wanted to name it and she called it “Applesauce”. Why? I have no idea. I’m just proud I came up with … Continue reading Applesauce
We’ve done some fun things in the weeks since I’ve last blogged. Best adventure was going to the Getty. I’ve taken P to the Getty Villa several times but this was her first time to the Getty off the 405. Their kid’s section is amazing. Absolutely amazing! It’s divided into five separate rooms or cubicles, … Continue reading Getty
I’ve been sewing a bit lately. P’s birthday party is coming up. I’m making a few things for our guests. For safety reasons, I’m always a bit nervous of starting projects involving the sewing machine when she’s around. Because she’s been playing on her own so well lately I thought I’d give it a … Continue reading Monkey see, Monkey do
I made this number line for P last week. My grandfather made me a set of numbers when I was a child. They were made out of wood. I broke the number one a long time ago but my mom kept the rest all these years. I like it when P plays with the numbers … Continue reading Number Line
I just made Octopus for P. I read that babies at this age only see in black and white and red is the next color they see. I’m trying to stimulate P’s senses so I thought if I made her a stuffed octopus that wiggled with red at the end of its tentacles she would … Continue reading Octopus