52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 19

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 19 – Today we made some shaky Maracas.  Took some toilet paper rolls, filled them with some dry pasta, and covered them in masking tape.  Then we coloured them with crayons.  Pretty quick simple craft but hours of entertainment running around the apartment shaking them.

My other Craftvent Calendar Crafts

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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.

My other Craftvent Calendar Crafts

52 Create – Binoculars

52 Create – my weekly creative output for 2011. As mentioned in my last post, we’ve had some changes around here, and not only are my tools all packed up, but money is tight for materials, so projects might not be as grand as say the push bike, but they will still be creative!  While I get back into the swing of things I will keep the first few projects simple.

My daughter is a big fan of binoculars. At the park there is a fake pair mounted on top of the climbing frame and she loves to look at everyone through them.  So this morning over breakfast, I grabbed a couple of old toilet paper rolls I had been saving for just such a project, added a bit of masking tape, a string and some crayon decorations, and presto!  While very simple, these kept her entertained for most of the morning and had her quite distraught when I told her she couldn’t take them out to the library with her…

My other 52 Create Projects.