Saturday, 29 December 2012
It is so difficult sometimes to find crafts that toddlers can actually participate in. With my little friends I am always worrying about their safety when doing a craft as they love to put everything into their mouths! It is also difficult to find a project easy enough to complete before a toddler loses focus! But that doesn’t mean they are too young to do a craft, you just need to find ones that are safe, easy and fun to do!
After racking my brain the other day for a craft I could do with a 21-month-old and a 3-year-old I finally came up with an idea! Edible necklaces and bracelets! Not only was this craft safe, easy, and fun it was also inexpensive!
All you need:
- Froot Loops (or you can buy the store brand like I did-Tootie Fruities rule!)
- String/Thin Ribbon
I got the kids settled at the kitchen table and broke out the bags of Tootie Fruities for our special project! Then I filled two bowls (one for each child) with Tootie Fruities and gave them each a piece of string. Next I demonstrated how to string the Tootie Fruities in order to make a necklace or bracelet (depends on how long they can stay focused).
The younger child had a little bit of trouble stringing the Tootie Fruities but had a blast eating them! Below is a shot of a finished bracelet.
By the end of the project we were all laughing, our bellies full and our necks and wrists covered with beautiful, edible jewelry! I hope you and your children have as much fun as we did!
Do your toddlers enjoy doing crafts?