Monday, August 1, 2011

{crafts} Homemade House for Toddlers

Here is a fun activity to do with your little ones. All you need is a few empty boxes, an egg crate, toilet paper roll, washable paints, old magazines and glue.

First I helped my 19 month old paint the insides of the shoe boxes. He enjoyed having globs of paint to brush around on the insides of the boxes. This is all we did on our first day. We usually paint on weekend mornings, before having a bath or going to the pool since it gets pretty messy. The following weekend we painted the egg carton and toilet paper roll. Again, he enjoyed getting the paint in the crevices of the egg carton. He also enjoyed putting his paint brush through the toilet paper roll. Then we looked through some magazines and cut out a few decorations for our house. We ended up with a cow jumping over a moon, which turned out to be his favorite part of the house. We also added a car and a dog. I cut up the egg carton to use as chairs, a table, a bed and a bath tub. Finally, I brought the pieces inside and used my glue gun to put it all together. Aaron enjoyed playing with the house with his little people.

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