The Pom Pom

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Reagan is always ready to paint! Color identification, color recognition and fine motor skills are all put to good use throughout this craft!

Materials

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Various colors of paint
Clothes pins
Pom Pom balls
Cotton balls
Large white sheet of paper
Construction paper
Scissors
Egg carton

Directions

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Pinch Pom Pom ball and/or cotton ball with clothes pin.
Squeeze different colored paint into separate egg shell carton sections.
Fold a piece of construction paper in half and free hand cut out the shape of half an egg. Hold the cut out against a piece of larger white paper.

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Designate one clothes pinned Pom for each color, which probably won’t last for long- Reagan was mixing colors within the first few minutes.
Assist your child in making dots, swirls, and whatever other designs they can create with the pinned Pom. I found that I needed to create a boarder around the edge of the construction paper because Reagan wasn’t completely filling in the egg.

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When they have finished painting, lift off the construction paper stencil and allow the egg to dry!

A Little Bunny

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A super easy craft, that can be added to the dress up box!

Materials

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Popsicle stick
Glue
Three white pipe cleaners
Pink Pom Pom ball

Directions

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Lay pipe cleaner horizontal on the table and place Popsicle stick in the center.

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Bring ends of pipe cleaner together and twist twice to secure towards the top of the Popsicle stick, leaving enough room at the top to glue the Pom Pom ball. Repeat with two more pipe cleaners below the first.

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Add a squeeze of glue above the top pipe cleaner and below the bottom pipe cleaner.

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Glue the pink Pom Pom ball to the Popsicle stick, above the pipe cleaners. Allow to dry.

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Let the Easter Crafts Begin!

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Reagan had a blast creating this bunny! Her fine motor skills were put to good use and she was loving the fact that the cotton balls were super sticky because of the glue! We obviously used washable paint when creating our pink nose, trust me that was the messiest part. Reagan was able to do most of this craft independently. I assisted in cutting and twisting the pipe cleaner, along with squeezing the glue. The first of many Easter crafts, I’m sure:)

Materials
Paper plate
Cotton balls
Scissors
Pipe cleaner ( I’m sure black and pink would be more appropriate, but we didn’t have those colors, so we used purple and red)
Pink Pom Pom ball ( again, a pink ball would be ideal, but we only had white, so we painted ours pink!)
Glue
White construction paper
Pink Marker or crayon
Black marker or crayon
Two google eyes

Directions

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If you don’t have a pink pom pom ball, squeeze a small amount of pink paint onto a plate and have your child roll the white pom pom ball around until it is covered in pink paint.

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Assist your child in squeezing the glue bottle to cover your paper plate in swirls of glue. Stick cotton balls onto plate, covering entire plate.

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Glue on google eyes.

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Glue pink pom pom down as nose.
Cut black pipe cleaner, or whatever color pipe cleaner that you’re using for whiskers, in half. Draw 4 lines with the glue. Place pipe cleaners on-top of traced glue line.

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Cut the pink pipe cleaner, or whatever color pipe cleaner you’re using for the mouth, in half and then cut another half inch or so off of each piece. Twist the top of the two pieces of pink pipe cleaner together and hook the bottoms. Glue below nose.

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Fold a white piece of construction paper in half and cut out the shape of a bunnies ear. Draw, on each ear in black marker, the inside of the bunnies ear. I free handed the cutting and the inside lines- they don’t have to be perfect;)
Using pink marker or crayon, color the inside of the bunnies ears. Glue ears to the back side of the paper plate.

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Happy Crafting!!

a couple of new throws…

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It’s big girl bed time for Reagan! After several missed attempts at climbing out, Reagan finally climbed out, err…fell out, of her crib.  She’s a pillow lover, so I wanted to find a few extra special pillows for her new setup.

Clockwise from the top:

Sequin Cutwork Pillow from West Elm / Love You Linen Pillow from Layla Grayce / All You Need Pillow from One Kings Lane  / Moon and Back pillow from One Kings Lane / Schoolhouse Letter Pillow from Serena & Lily / Dwellstudio Kids Boudoir Pillow from Layla Grayce

Super Soft Rainbow

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Reagan’s been on a rainbow kick lately, so this super cute craft was right up her alley. Color identification and fine motor skills are put to good use throughout this activity!

Materials

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Glue
Cotton balls
Paper plate
Various colors of construction paper
Markers in corresponding colors to construction paper
Hole punch
Scissors

Directions

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Cut several strips of paper- I eyeballed while cutting- ours were not much smaller than an inch wide. Cut the paper the long way and keep the length to the strips. Reagan decided to color the strips; such a great addition!

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Cut the paper plate in half and punch a hole, in the plate, towards the top/center.

center

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Swirl glue, covering plate. Cover plate with cotton balls, pressing firmly. Reagan and I talked about the shape of the cotton balls, the color, how they felt and what they were representing within our project.

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Squeeze a line of glue towards the cut edge of the paper plate. Reagan picked the order of the strips, lined them up and pressed firmly for them to stay. We talked about the colors and came up with various things that were the same color as our strips- i.e. Green- grass, yellow- sun flower, red-grandmas lipstick and so on. ( the strips are glued on the opposite side of the plate from where the cotton balls were glued)

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Cut string or yarn to the length that you want and thread through punched hole, tie ends to secure.

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Hang for all to see!