Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Toddler Crafts: Potato Stamps

Nora is a very busy toddler and is into anything and everything. She loves to be involved, and lately is quite the bossy little lady.  When she wants to tell me something she takes my hand or pushes me to where she wants me and does a dramatic point and then tells me what she wants.  What can I say she is a girl that knows exactly what she wants. 

She is getting a lot of words every day and it actually surprises me how many words keep coming into her little vocabulary.  I love how proud of herself she gets when she learns a new word and points it out to me and says it so firmly and loudly.  It's amazing that all of sudden she has this big loud personality that says here I am and you are paying attention to me.  So I have been on a mission to come up with some toddler activities to help stimulate those little brain muscles and hopefully keep her busy. 

All I did was cut up a sweet potato into different shapes and tape down some paper. She liked the stamping at first but liked using the paint brush a bit better. Then she smeared her hands in it- I think I will call this art her abstract phase. The only draw back is that she keeps trying to eat the paint and is slowly learning not to and I have realized that I am going to have that kid that eats the glue.

21 comments:

birdie to be said...

Oh how fun! Great diy!

Erin said...

You know that scene in Despicable Me at the fair? "It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!" I feel like Nora is so cute I'm gonna die. Look at her in her little art smock! So precious, and so awesome you're sharing such fun art projects with her! xo

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

What a fun idea!

brittany said...

oh, what a blast! we got some finger paints for christmas but i just haven't felt quite ready to bust them out yet for the little lady... since she has already had a little too much fun with sharpie and crayon and colored chalk, ha! :)

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Ooooh that looks so fun! I don't have kids, but I may or may not want to try this myself :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a great way for her to get creative and stay busy! Adorable!

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

This is such an ingenious idea, I have to try this out with my little cousin next time. He's 7, but I still think he might attempt at putting the paint in his mouth. Mischievousness to the max!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

how fun!!! when they get older, their creations get even better!

Mary Jo said...

Ha, so sweet! I love that you are putting so much effort into making projects that she will enjoy - this is going to help her evolve into such a cool person! (not that she's not naturally cool, lol). I was thinking maybe milk painting (if you can keep her from drinking it) - you drop food dye into milk and then add a drop of dish detergent - it's magic.

p.s. I owe you an email, am sooo sorry to have taken this long, am emailing now :)

xo Mary Jo

Stephanie said...

This is such a great idea! My daughter would love doing this!

Alicia Mackin said...

Ah what a clever idea! Do you think this will entertain my kitty? : )

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Tori said...

Nora is so adorable! This is such a cool idea!

Kaylan said...

Love love love! Need to get Finely doing more crafts. We did paints a couple times but I need more inspiration. Love these :)

Jen said...

Such fun and sweetness. I used to love making playdoh for my kids.

Kat said...

What fun! I remember doing this in kindergarten way back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth :)

Eva said...

So fun ! Definitly you have an artist, she is so cute!!

Alli said...

I loved doing this as a kid, it's so much fun.

aguja said...

Hi! I am back in blogland but have not posted as yet. I love this special time captured with you daughter in creative mode!

Jennifer Prod said...

you're such a good mom- this looks both creative and fun and just the right amount of messy :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

What a great idea!

Ashley and Katie said...

Love this idea! I have a couple sweet potatoes that have been in the pantry way too long- now I know what to do with them! Thanks!