Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WFMW - "H" Crafts

We've been having a horrifically hard time deciding what activities and photos to include here for "H" week - there are SO MANY!

By the way, in addition to "H" crafts, we also try to read books about "H" things, do "H" coloring pages and worksheets, sing "H" songs, find "H" things in the house and outside, and watch "H" videos on the computer.

Anyway, here are the "H" crafts that worked for this 16-month-old last week:

Happy Face. Mommy painted this happy face mask on a plastic plate for me. I thought it was rather bland, and since she gave it to me while the paint was still wet, I gave it a face makeover. Much better, don't you think? Very fun to play peekaboo with!


Helicopter. Mommy folded up a whirlybird (instructions here) for me. I had fun watching it spin as it floated down! That kept me occupied for about 3 minutes.

Hot Dog Man. We made this hot dog man using raisins for eyes. I had fun biting his arms and legs and head off.



Newspaper Hat. We made this newspaper hat; actually Mommy made it while I tried to mess up the newspaper, and then she gave it to me to paint. I absolutely would not model it, though. That's a mommy's job. Though she was having a really bad hair day . . .


House. We made a house out of a box. We used construction paper to make the windows and doors, and green Easter basket grass for landscaping.


Holes. I poked holes into play dough. You can make holes lots of other ways, too. Mommy thinks my foot looks cute in this photo.

Handprints. Here is my first handprint activity. It was so much fun that I did lots more impromptu handprints on the walls later (see Saturday's post).

Heart Stickers. We had to do SOMETHING with hearts this week. I put heart stickers on a foil doily.

Hippo. I LOVE hippos. I've been saying "hippo" all week. I like to watch them sing on YouTube - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Noodles On My Back," "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." So we did this hippo toilet paper roll craft that you can find at http://www.dltk-kids.com/. I colored most of it, and Mommy cut it out and pasted it together. It didn't last long, though. I pulled off the head and the arms and the feet very quickly!

Honeysuckle. We checked out some "H" flowers in Auntie Susan's garden, including honeysuckle and hibiscus. The honeysuckle smells wonderful!

Hanger. We made a door hanger to show when I am sleeping. We glued the template onto a cereal box to make it stiffer. I am good at gluing! I am also good at tearing, so Mommy had to do some repair work to the monkey's foot. The template came from http://www.daniellesplace.com/.

Hopscotch. After Mommy made me a hopscotch game on our sidewalk, I was all ready to join the big kids at my cousins' house. They didn't seem to want me on their hopscotch game, though. Wonder why?

But they made me my very own hopscotch game - see? And check out the red shoes; they are my friend K's! I love shoes.

And here I am wearing my cousin's shoes. I know it's not an "H" photo, but shoes take precedence over letters any day of the week in my book.

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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.
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29 comments:

Kori said...

I love the last photo of her wearing those shoes-so sweet! Also, you are dang amazing, I have to say!

April said...

Happy H Day!

Retiredandcrazy said...

It all sounds so "in control" but I bet you are exhausted!

Peggy said...

HOW about HORSES!!! So much that you can do with HORSES! This was so precious and filled with HOPE!
Have FUN! What does WFMW stand for?

One Mom said...

A Horrifically Hard H week...cute!
Love the handprints...did you do footprints for F week?

White Hot Magik said...

How fun!

heather of the EO said...

I feel really UNcreative! Way to go, super H Mom!
Great ideas for an ADD parent like me.
Kudos.

REAL ME said...

What a fun post. I love the HOUSE idea out of a box. I am going to use that ONE day!

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Christie O. said...

oh I LOVE H DAY! hope you don't mind me using some of these, these are great!!

angie said...

You are going to inspire me yet to do this!

Rhea said...

Cute photos and craft ideas! Your little one is ADORABLE!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day Monday!

Ambajam said...

So much talent in such a cute package.

Missi said...

Your mommy is so clever! Happy H day indeed!

Dana said...

WOW..... you do the BEST crafts.. i'm going to steal some for my class this year!

Kelsey said...

You have such wonderful ideas!

Barbara Frank said...

Wow, you young moms are ambitious! After reading all of that, I think I need a nap now :)

Melanie said...

Thanks for the comment and can I say Wow! What great ideas. You do some awesome work.

Andrea said...

Yeah...there is a lot you can do with "H"...love the hopscotch idea! :) And the hat...you are a great model...and don't worry I have bad hair days...umm...pretty much every day! haha. :)

Wild Squirrel said...

I'm Happy you Had a moment to Hang around my blog! Glad you did, as I'm enjoying my visit to yours! Thanks for stopping by. :)

EmBee said...

What a Fun mommy you are. Makes me wish I could go back and spend more quality moments like these with my kids.
:-)

melanie said...

I love all of your H ideas! I don't know how you fit everything in to one week!!

mamajil said...

What great activities!!!
Have a Happy day!

Wendi said...

Fun stuff! :) I always love the crafts, and of coure all of the sweet pictures! :)

ispeakbeanish said...

I always love seeing the fun things you do. Makes me think about how to incorporate things like this in every day with The Bean.

Alice Wills Gold said...

WOW! You are on TOP of it woman...A whole week for H's filled with Happy Hectic and Heartfelt fun...

What a Hummdinger of a mom you are. REally, I am so impressed.

zerbert said...

Hi, I found your blog through a link on Pregnantly Plump. Our little girls are the same age! What a little doll you have. I love all the activities you do with her. Every time I tried Svara would put the stuff in her mouth, but maybe I'll have to try again!

Hanlie said...

Wow girls, I am exhausted just reading about what you got up to. How do you find the time. I need some tips please...
You are a good Mommy :)