52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 18

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 18 – Can’t decide if this is a cool picture or just a bad idea, let’s go with cool.  Today we made a bird and a pegasus.  Do pegasus have a unicorn? No probably not, but my 2 year old doesn’t know the difference.  She did some colouring on both and then we hung them from the kitchen light.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 17

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

 

Day 17 – 7 days to go, whew….  I made this garland to put up at her daycare in order to decorate for the Christmas party.  The trees were pretty quick as if you fold the paper right, you can cut 4 out at a time.  Santa on the other hand was a bit more tricky, especially since I made this at the daycare and had 15-two year olds run around me trying to “help”.  I made about 5 metres worth of this and we hung it up along the ceiling.  Kids liked it and I got lots of compliments from the daycare workers, but they are used to seeing what 2 year olds produce, so I guess it’s not saying much.  Haven’t a clue what I’m making tomorrow, better start thinking…

 

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 16

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 16 – At daycare, my daughter has her “little babies”.  They are three little dolls that she likes to carry around all day long.  It’s pretty tragic each day when it comes time for her to say goodbye to them.  So today after we got home I decided to make her two of her own little babies.  I suggested one be a boy, the other a girl, she freaked out and said “NO, I want babies”, so apparently they are hermaphrodites…  She also wasn’t too pleased that the craft took more than 10 seconds for me to create two babies for her, but in the end she did have fun playing with them.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 15

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

 

Day 15 – Every once in a while someone gives my daughter a little candy in a wrapper.  She doesn’t seem to understand there is a candy inside, but loves carrying it around.  She loves it so much that she often asks for “little treats” which means we have to take some tin foil and paper and make a fake candy for her to put in her pocket.  The two I made today for her are more like Christmas Crackers, but I’m sure she’ll enjoy them just the same.  They won’t fit in any pockets though…

 

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 14

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 14 – Let me start by saying that as a kid, I royally sucked at bubble letters, my big brother on the other hand was awesome at it.  It was likely this way because I tried it once and sucked and gave up on it, whereas my brother probably practiced a bit, or maybe he was born awesome, who knows.  All this to say my bubble letters haven’t gotten much better, but I digress….  My daughter loves colouring books, but having the motor skills of a two year old means she can colour a page in about 10 seconds with some excellent scribbles.  Because of this she goes through colouring books like crazy.  Today I made her a quick little holiday themed colouring book.  It has 12 pages with 11 different pictures to colour.  Now to go and find a free stapler to stick it all together….

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 13

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 13 – Today I decided we need a wreath for our door.  If I were to buy one from the store in Paris it would probably cost a small fortune, so I made this paper version.  I’d like to say my daughter helped me, but in actual fact it was all me, can’t always be an artistic genius I guess.  I’m sure she’ll love it, but it does look a bit like a 2 year old made it…

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 12

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 12 – I’ve been saving toilet paper rolls for a while now, had a few craft ideas for them but have never got around to using them.  Had an idea this morning for a little santa claus, and here it is!  It’s pretty sturdy, but the hat is only held on with some tape so I don’t think it’ll last too long with my little turkey.  The trees are back from Day 2

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