Easter Crafts for Toddlers

Let us make some art!

100_1416100_1432100_1424Happy Monday, friends! Over the weekend I spent some quality time with my god-parents Bubbe and Opa! We made some Easter cards, and let me tell you: We had so much fun together!

To protect my clothing, me, the artist, wore a white artist’s smock aka Opa’s “Get Wild” T-shirt from Lincoln Park Zoo featuring a stylized color drawing of a mandrill. To get my creative juices flowing, Bubbe asked me if I would like to make Easter cards for Mommy and Daddy, Oma, Nana, and Grandpa and Grandma, and I said, “Yes!”

I went on to create 5 different Easter cards, each with a unique style and theme. I chose the colors and backgrounds, eggs and chicks (where applicable). Bubbe, on the other hand, showed me how to use the gluestick and helped me position the first egg and chick, but I applied the glue and positioned the rest myself after selecting which appliques to use on each card. I chose and applied the stickers after Bubbe removed the backing for me and I chose the style and color of markers (the glitter markers are by far my favorite tools) used to add hand-drawn detail to each card.

The first card was the most rococo, a pastel blue background and (I think) a yellow chick, with nearly every square inch covered with stickers of every variety: flowers, rabbits, and Easter eggs.

The second featured a large blue egg highly decorated with every available color of glitter. The third was a softer spring-time look, a chick with lots of flowers, including very tiny ones that my assistant, Bubbe,  found quite difficult to separate from their backing.

The next, with a pink background, featured a blue chick wearing a yellow flower, enhanced by hand-drawn purple (I think) detail, with many shiny pastel butterflies at the bottom of the card. Very feminine, undoubtedly for Oma or Nana.

The last, a simple chick on a darker blue background featured a truly minimalist approach highlighted by primitive drawing rather than many stickers, possibly because I had forsaken my nap for my art was running out of steam.

PS: This was written with the help of Bubbe. 🙂

xo,

Kingston

 

Buzzfeed’s DIY Projects Will Bring Your Child’s Senses To Life

Let us explore!

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Website Of The Day: Buzzfeed.com

Found this awesome website and simply had to share! Buzzfeed DIY shares ’20 DIY Projects That Will Bring Your Child’s Senses To Life’.

Click on the picture to read the entire article or click here.

Be sure to visit!!

Have a great weekend!

The Batman Toddler

DIY Batman Mask

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Over the weekend we visited some friends and guess what?! They had a BATMAN MASK!

I really loved the mask, in fact, I loved it so much that I decided to craft one myself (with my parents’ help, of course!).

We found easy instructions at Laura’s Crafty Life and we were quite delighted to find out that not much needed to make a batman mask.

For directions click here.

Happy Crafting!

Mommy & Me Chic

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Every now and then mommy and I have a date “night”, as in, we get dressed up for special occasions (such as surprising daddy out to dinner). I love going out with my parents AND for the most part I behave really well at restaurants too!

Last week we went to Dave’s Italian Kitchen in Evanston and I sat on a chair (NOT a high-chair!) and ate all by myself! Yep, I’m a big boy NOW – who not only eats by himself – but has quite a girl fan base too! Four girls at our neighboring table kept looking at me and calling me “cute” (thanks, ladies!)!

xo,

Kingston

Toddler Style

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Little boy clothing nowadays has shifted in a much more stylish direction, don’t you agree?

My mom loves to dress me up (can’t you tell?). Now, while I don’t fancy up wherever I go at all times (I’m a BOY, after all!)  – I must confess that it is nice to get dressed up and look dapper!

Some of my favorite trends are colored shorts, suspender trousers and button-down dress shirts!

What are your favorite little boy clothing trends?!

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How Toddlers See the World

Mind Matters.

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Have you ever wondered how toddlers view the world? I’m 21 months old right now and I’m starting to get really curious about the world around me and how I fit into it. I don’t have the ability per se to understand anything bigger than my direct experience – but I love to explore the world! Also, I may not be able to ask my parents a million questions (yet!) but I know the day will come where I certainly will! Right now, I fill it with my own imagination which – by the way – is a wonderful place!

Below are some of my developmental milestones (age 2) on how I see the world:

  • I still think that my parents know what I’m thinking (because they are my super hero’s!)
  • I easily mix up reality and fantasy, so sometimes my own imagination can certainly frighten me
  • Everything I see is real, what happens on TV actually happens (Elmo is real!)

You know , children and adults see the world in fundamentally different ways…but that’s not say that one’s better than the other! We just have the passion to get out there to discover the world!