Here are the "Q" crafts and activities that worked for this 19-month-old this week:
QTip Painting. I painted some pictures with QTips - they work really well for making dots! And of course I used my famous multi-point technique by dipping a dozen QTips in paint and making dots with all of them at the same time!
Here's one of the pictures we made - Mommy made the Q face and I did all the dots. And I stuck two quilt squares onto the painting for good measure.
And the great thing is not only do you have beautiful paintings, you have beautifully painted QTips at the end, too!
Queen. We played Queen Esther this week. Mommy cut a crown out of yellow paper, and I put glittery star stickers on it. Only it was much more fun to put the stars on me than on the paper, so Mommy grabbed the crown from me before I could take all the stars off.
Then I refused to model it, so Mommy had to model it. But I kept the scepter!
We made crown cookies, too. Actually, Mommy made them, Daddy took them out of the oven, and I was supposed to decorate them. But when Mommy showed me the cookies and the icing, I just grabbed two of the crowns and started stuffing them in my mouth. No decorating - just eating!!!
And I hid them behind my back so Mommy couldn't take them away from me.
Quilt. We made a quilt on paper - Mommy cut up some different colored squares and laid them out on paper, and then I got to glue and put them down, with a little help. Actually, a lot of help. Then we put borders between the rows so it would be more obvious that it was a quilt.
Then Mommy made me a toasty quilt, too. She cut cheese squares and toasted them on bread in a checkered pattern, and then put sausage slices on the non-cheese squares. That was yummy!
Quarters. I learned to cut with scissors for the first time this week! It was SO MUCH fun! I got to make lots of mess of paper on the floor!
Mommy cut out some circles and then held them for me as I cut them into quarters (or four pieces). Then she pasted them on paper so I could see the quarters I cut.
Quartet. I listened to string quartet music.
Then Mommy made four singing faces and I taped them onto a piece of paper. Then I tried to take the eyes off while Mommy tried to keep them on. Then I colored the open mouths with a black marker to show that they were singing somber music.
Quesadillas. Mommy got out the stuff to make quesadillas, and I quickly grabbed two tortillas out of the bag (cold from the fridge). I took a bite out of one, and then had to take a bite out of the other so that they would match, you know.
The two tortillas were so good that I just kept eating them and eating them until they were all done. I didn't even want any of the quesadilla Mommy made. So unless there is such a thing as a cheeseless quesadilla, these actually did not work for me this week!
(By the way, we are REALLY missing Taco Bell!)
Now I'm ready to romp in the rain with Rudolph the rednosed reindeer...
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