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. 🙂




Sidewalk Chalk Toddler Activity

Summer Fun!


Last weekend was super fun, y’all! My family and I went to the Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park, IL.

My god-parents Opa and Bubbe (née Paul and Judy) introduced me to some wonderful art (both of them are big art enthusiasts)! Opa explained various art pieces to me and I quickly developed a taste! I was especially fond of one piece: A huge monkey made out of metal!

But what is an Art Festival without a Family Fun section to express yourself? The Festival provided a Graffiti wall (for toddlers of all ages) which was especially fun! I picked up some chalk right away and started expressing myself on a 16 feet long and four feet high wall! Mommy showed me how to spell out my name and daddy attempted to draw a horse which ended up looking more or less like a sheep or some sort! Daddy is so funny!

What did you do over the weekend?

Celebrating Independence Day with Your Toddler

The fourth of July is upon us…


Independence Day means outdoor barbeque or a great picnic with your family! My godparents Bubbe and Opa thought of a nice gathering to kick off summer and to celebrate Independence Day! We went to Glenview’s Park District to ensure a day packed with fun, excitement, enthusiasm and to create my first of many memories of this historic holiday, of course!

My godparents chose a nice location for our picnic as well, right next to the sand for us tots to play in! I had such a wonderful time playing in the sand and making new friends! The food was outstanding too! Opa had me try his deer sausage (which he hunted himself by the way!) and lots of other goodies!

Around 9:00PM the park district started the fireworks which was so beautiful! I wasn’t scared at all, in fact, I was in awe! Daddy said that I was the only tot jumping all over the place during the fireworks but what can I tell you?! I’m 21 months  old – that’s what we do!

Tell me: How was your 4th of July?