Yesterday I shared our washi tape Christmas tree craft. The girls enjoyed this simple craft so much and we had a ton of tape leftover, so I decided to set up another version of the craft on a different day. This time we made washi tape wreaths. We also made a slight change to the process to make it a little more toddler friendly.
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Although it’s terrific fine motor practice for most preschoolers, tearing tape is a skill that can be challenging for toddlers especially the amount of tearing necessary for this craft. Instead of having her tear the tape, I set Tinker’s invitation up with already torn tape. This way she was able to choose the colors and patterns she wanted and place them on the wreath, but she didn’t have to tear the tape.
And she loved this! She taped and taped and taped. I did have to replenish her torn tape pieces a couple of times, but we both had fun sitting and talking as she worked.
This was her finished wreath. You can’t tell from the picture, but there’s about five layers of tape there. I did cut her off before she used all the tape. 😉
And not only is a cute craft to hang somewhere, it makes a great necklace!
(No, she didn’t really wear it as a necklace, but she did have fun pretending it was one and using it for peekaboo before we put in on display.)
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1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
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Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year, and I’m so glad to be an affiliate for such a great resource.
Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
The book includes picture book suggestions, DIY decor, activities, and treats. Bonus sections also offer even more ideas to enjoy. Click here to view more details.