Kids/Ages: Kay- 20 months, Jane- 3 months
Blog Address: www.bellingtonbeginnings.blogspot.com
How I spend my free time: with my husband : )
Favorite way to spend my day as a child: swimming in the creek at my Papa & Granny’s house or playing with my dolls
Fondest memory of my mom as a child: listening to her tell stories that she would make up for me and my sister
Special time with my children: Just getting on the floor and playing with them will make their day! We love to read our “special” book together- “I Love You As Big As the World” by David Van Buren.
Favorite outdoor activity with my kids: Going on walks to the Sonic by our house : ) YUM!
Favorite Blog for children’s activities/crafts/parenting: www.raisinghomemakers.com
Favorite tradition to pass down to my children: “Christmas Eve Gift”- A game where on Christmas Eve morning you try to see how many people in the family you can say “Christmas Eve Gift!” to first. (supposedly the person that gets you first you have to give them a gift on Christmas Eve, but we just do it for the competition!)
This fun activity can help reinforce fine motor skills, color recognition, patterns, and just plain ole’ creativity!
Supplies Needed: (most of these you most likely already have)
-Assorted pastas for stringing (anything with holes)- $0.92 for 1 box @ Walmart
-Food coloring (I used cool neon coloring but any colors will do)- $2.98 for 1 box @ Walmart
-Ziploc baggies (small or large)
-Yarn/string/pipe cleaners- $1.97 for 100 pipe cleaners and $1.97 for the braided string I used, both from Walmart
All in all this would be a cheap activity to make considering most of the supplies you might already have in your pantry.
1. Put some food coloring in a bag (about 5 drops or as many as you want) with 1 Tb of Rubbing Alcohol. Add some pasta and squish.
2. Do this for as many colors as you wish.
4. Once you have your colored pasta and it is very dry, throw it in a gallon bag with string, pipe cleaners, or yarn.
Let your toddler practice his or her fine motor skills by stringing the pasta
Or make colorful jewelry of their own creation!
Note: I wouldn’t advise this...
The food coloring can rub off when it gets wet, so you might want to supervise this activity if you think your little on might want to taste!
Have fun creating with your little one!
I used this link as a guide when creating my bags.
-Noodle Necklace Direction card
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