We did do SOME stuff, and here are the "D" crafts that worked for this 15-month-old this week.
Doll Prints. Mommy made some play dough, and the idea was to put doll hand and feet prints into it. Obviously I think I'm quite a doll, cuz I put my own prints in it!
Paper Dolls. We colored some dolls and Mommy cut them out for me. I practiced dressing them - putting socks on before shoes, that sort of thing. Mommy's note: We went for something simple and used templates from http://www.makingfriends.com/. They weren't very durable - we only intended them for short use, and I've taped the heads back on 4 times now.
Drinks. When we went grocery shopping, we bought six cold drinks and handed them out to people on our drive back. Mommy says it definitely doesn't alleviate world hunger, but it does put a smile on faces, and that is a special kind of art.
Doilies. I colored some foil doilies. The oil pastel crayons worked pretty well on the foil, but Mommy still keeps a careful eye on me because I like to eat them.
Doughnuts. We were going to make baked doughnuts - Mommy got the recipe and everything. But we ran out of time, and I was so sick Mommy decided they wouldn't be good for me anyway. So we made blue doughnuts out of play dough instead.
Diamonds. I made a diamond suncatcher. Mommy cut two pieces of contact paper into a diamond shape, and also cut pieces of gold ribbon into diamonds. I stuck the diamond ribbon pieces onto one of the contact papers, and when I was done she put the other contact paper onto it sticky sides together.
Stickers. This was a big sticker week for me. Here are a dragonfly bookmark and a dog card I made to give away. I gave the card to Uncle Marlon for his birthday.
And then while Mommy was busy doing something else and I was supposed to be coloring my Dragonfly page, I snuck into the scrapbooking cupboard and pulled out a bunch of alphabet stickers. I put them on my coloring page all by myself! Obviously I like stickers . . .
Dinosaurs. We made some dinosaur finger puppets - templates from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/. I put my fingers through the holes to make legs. But I didn't want to model this for Mommy to take photos, so here is a photo of some legless dinosaurs.
Dots. Mommy put some glue dots on a piece of paper and I sprinkled baby powder on it. The idea was to get white dots, but it didn't work as expected. Mommy says glitter would have worked better, but we don't have any. But sprinkling baby powder is always fun! Then I put dot-like stickers on another piece of paper.
Diapers. Ever wonder what to do with those unused disposable diapers that have missing tabs, etc.? We did diaper art! Mommy mixed some watercolor paint (food coloring would probably work better, but we didn't have any) with water, and then we used a dropper to drop the colored water onto the diaper. I needed a little help squeezing, though I did fine squeezing the dropper when it WASN'T over the diaper.
Mommy says you might want to use a color other than red. But I don't think yellow would look so hot, either. In fact, I can't think of any colors that don't have some "yuck" connotations to them when it comes to diapers. But it WAS fun!
Doll Dressup. Two "D"s with this one! When we were in the US in May, Mommy bought a bunch of scarves from Goodwill for 99 cents a piece. I like to use these to dress up myself AND my dolls.
Dog Card. We made a dog card by folding a square sheet of brown construction paper into a triangle, and then folding ears down. Mommy drew a face, and I painted yellow spots on the dog.
Dog Mask. This one wasn't such a hot craft. I barely colored it - my favorite coloring spot was the eye holes, which Mommy cut out afterwards, anyway. And I DID NOT want it on my face. So Mommy had to model it.
Daisies. I painted the inside of some muffin cups with yellow tempera paint to make daisies. Mommy's note - keep a close eye on this one. Three of the daisies were eaten before I got to them. I guess muffin cup paper is as delicious as toilet paper.
Drums. I love tapping a beat on my African drums!
So that's what worked this week. Thanks to everyone who gave ideas last week! And the "E"s are going much better - we'll show you next week!
**I know I should be giving people credit for most of these ideas, but I've picked them up all over the place so can't remember or figure out who. So if you feel you deserve the credit, let me know and I'll give it to you. Some key sites I've used:
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