Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Sun Catcher (day 8)

Welcome to The Homemade Oasis and our 31 Days of Tot Activities! If this is your first time here you can find the rest of the 31 day posts here and get to know me over here. Thanks for stopping in!

Hello all! I have not disappeared! I guess we just had a weekend full of too much fun to find time to write up Monday's post. I took this 31 Days project on as a challenge, and challenging it has been. It sure can be difficult to find the time to blog everyday with all of the regular duties of life that need to be tended to. I hope that I won't drop the ball again but I can't make any promises. If you've been checking in here every day...thank you! It means so much that you are reading my words. Please stick around friends!

I want to share with you a quick fall craft that I did with Charlie yesterday. It's perfect to hang in a sunny window and catch warm rays of autumn sunshine.

Here's what you need:
Large piece of vellum
Orange tissue paper (1 sheet cut into roughly 1 inch square-ish shapes)
White glue
1.Fold the vellum in half and cut out a large pumpkin shape
2. In a small bowl mix a small amount of glue with water to thin
3. Paint the entire surface of the pumpkin with glue (I did this for my two-year-old, but an older child might enjoy this job)
4. Have your child stick the tissue paper squares to the pumpkin

This was a great activity for learning to do "one at a time," since she just wanted to pile a big handful on which, of course, didn't stick. We also talked about "finding a new space" since putting one piece on top of another also doesn't work.

Lest you think I have a toddler who will sit down and craft for hours please know that she was done with this project and ready to move on in under five minutes. It is worth the effort we put into it even if their attention spans are short. But, this is also why I like to keep things simple with out a lot of prep or expensive materials.

I will do my best to be back again tomorrow...we're getting ready to go on a road trip, so things are, again, pretty crazy (and I'm beginning to realize that "pretty crazy" is the new normal when I've got two under two!)

In Him,

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