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…

 

My other Craftvent Calendar Crafts

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 3

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  As I wrote on Day 1, I’m doing a “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 3 – Today we made some toy paper boats.  I had the idea from reading an old Curious George book where he is supposed to deliver newspapers, but instead folds them into boats and floats them down the river…  We had good fun playing with them in the sink, they lasted about a day with a few “drying out” periods, but eventually the water tore the paper apart.  Might try it with magazines next time as the paper seems like it would hold up to water better.

52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 2

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  As I wrote on Day 1, I’m doing a “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.

 

For Day 2, I made some Christmas trees out of card stock.  I put a slit in each tree so that they slip together and stand on their own.  I coloured one and my little turkey coloured the other one.  It’s a really fun craft to do and she loved getting involved, although was a bit impatient waiting for me to cut the trees out…