Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An easy toddler easter craft and really harsh lighting conditions

Do you read The Artful Parent?  This blog rocks my socks off.  She has the most fun and creative art projects for kids, and her youngest daughter is around the same age as Phoebe, so she shows a lot of great ways to get your toddler involved in the creative process.

This project was inspired by her Toddler Suncatchers.


Step 1 - Trace an Easter egg shape onto a piece of clear contact paper.  Peel off paper backing and tape to the window - sticky side facing you.


Step 2 - Have your toddler tear off small pieces of tissue paper and stick them to the contact paper.


Step 3 - Repeat step 2


Step 4 - Throw pieces of tissue paper in the air and dance around.  Wheeeeee!


Step 5 - Take a break and come back and finish the project tomorrow.  Make sure cat mentor Odin approves.


Step 6 - When your toddler proclaims "all done!" and has added the maximum amount of sticky fingerprints, place another piece of contact paper on top of the first so that the tissue paper is sandwiched in between. 


Step 7 - Cut out your Easter egg shape.


Step 8 - Walk around the house for the next ten minutes with your completed Easter egg in front of your face.


Step 9 - Now go outside!  It's too darn sunny to be hanging around in the house!


  1. Looks like your daughter had a lot of fun with this project! I checked out this blog and you're right, it's awesome...I'm getting the e-mail subscription so I can do some fun projects with my kids :-)

  2. aaaawww thats really lovely and how sweet is your little girl ;-)) A little egg to treasure. dee x

  3. this is such a great idea and these pictures are so adorable. she looks like she enjoyed ever minute

  4. I can't wait to make this with Peter. What a perfect little Easter present for the grandfolks.

  5. What a lovely idea, as is your daughter.
    I've just discovered your blog it's so nice.

  6. Cute idea, and I love her shirt!