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Story Time and a Jam Sandwich Craft

My kids are too stinking cute. I love their creativity and eagerness to dig into any project and give it their own unique touches. Several times a week Roo will ask to make a craft, similarly several times a week Harper will raid our craft closet and take off with anything she can reach... We now know they like to craft; if you add a good story into the mix it quickly turns from like to love.

A few weeks ago we checked out The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord. I thought this would be a fun book to check out, it also seemed like a good way to explain wasps to Harper and give Roo a reminder to avoid them!

I also hoped that a story about a giant jam sandwich and a cute craft would inspire my son to try something new. Something he has been adamant about not trying, jelly and jam!

                                                                  

In the story, 4000 wasps descend upon a town. They are quite a bother but the townspeople roll up their sleeves and get to work making one giant wasp trap jam sandwich!

The kids found the book entertaining. Roo was not sold on the idea of jam at all. He said "That's not good. That's sick." He was pretty determined that he wouldn't like jelly, nor jam. 

Up next we made Jam Sandwiches. My kids go CRAZY for paper food crafts. Like drop everything,  We are making a sandwich!? From paper?! Will there be glue sticks involved?




Getting ready, supplies needed
I cut 2 slices of bread shapes in off white paper
I cut 2 slightly larger slices of bread shapes in brown paper
I offered my kids red finger paint and paint brushes
Of course, glue sticks were needed.
Baby Wipes... You will want these!







Instructions
I gave each kid a brown slice of bread and a glue stick
They smeared glue around the brown paper and topped it with the off white paper
That was pretty satisfying to the kids. They really like to glue things!
They were thrilled to see the finger paint and paint brushes!
I told them to paint the jam on their toast. They agreed this was pretty great. Glue and paint after a story? It couldn't get much better!



This was a great activity for the kids. They always want to help me cook, so to create their own food craft was a hit. 


After the story and the craft, I made a peanut butter and jelly for Harper, Roo came in and watched me spreading the glob of jelly around. With a very serious face he told me "That is sick. Bleck. No jelly for me please. I will have honey."

I love that kid. He is definitely a guy who knows what he wants. 


You also might enjoy this Paper Cookie Craft idea for preschoolers.






10 Projects to Make for Hanukkah



 The holidays are near and it is time to get crafting! I have 10 Projects to Make for Hanukkah that you aren't going to want to miss! These are so fun you are going to light up at the sight of them!

These 10 Projects to Make for Hanukkah are perfect for crafting with the kids and are a great way to add a little festive decor to your home without having to head to the shops to get it!







Hanukkah Party Poppers by Frugal Elegance
Shimmering Star of David by Crafts by Amanda
Hanukkah Stained Glass Craft by Kid World Citizen
Modern Menorah by Delicate Construction
Handprint Menorah by Mom Endeavors
Elegant Menorah by Mod Podge Rocks
Hanukkah Gelt Tree by Yesterday on Tuesday
DIY Menorah by Sugar Bee Crafts
Hanukkah String Art by Delicate Construction

I can't wait to make the party poppers with the kids! They are going to LOVE these!
If you have a fun craft or DIY for Hanukkah please leave a comment to share with us! If you make any of these ideas make sure you share a pic on facebook!

Find all of our holiday posts here



Toddler Tulip Craft



This easy toddler tulip craft is perfect for a rainy day! It is easy and adorable and is so much fun for little ones!



We love tulip crafts! There are so many fun ways to create something inspired by spring that can be enjoyed for a long time! There is something super sweet about sharing kid art with loved ones and this one is perfect for that!
This is perfect for preschoolers! Harper loved making these!
You will need:
One sheet of blue paper
One sheet of green paper
One sheet of paper in the color of your choice for the tulip
Glue
Scissors



Cut 3 tear shapes for your tulips.
Cut or tear a thin strip of green for your stem.
Glue the three tear shapes so that the point is lined up to look like petals.
Add the stem.




Christmas Tree Process Art

 This is such a fun way for kids to paint, without using any brushes! It creates a lovely work of art that adds just the right touch of kid made cheer to your space!


My youngest and I love to paint together. We are always thinking of things to paint, without turning to a paint brush. We came up with this adorable process art using only a cork, a pencil eraser, and some paint. This is the perfect seasonal art project for kids.



Supplies:
Paint in green, red, yellow and brown
A pencil with an eraser
A paper plate
A cork
Paper



Directions:
Pour a little squirt of each color of paint on a paper plate.
Offer your child a pencil with an eraser and a cork.
Encourage your child to form the tree shape by stamping in the green paint, then adding one stamp to the paper.
On the next line, make two stamps.
On the third line, stamp 3 times. You get the idea.
After the tree is formed, using the eraser, dip into the other colors of paint, and start decorating the tree.


                     Use whatever colors you like for the ornaments. We used red, blue and yellow.



                                          Next form the tree trunk with brown paint.

                                         Allow to dry and display.

Isn't this such a cute holiday process art idea? Preschoolers and toddlers might enjoy this too!



You can find all of our Christmas crafts here.

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Making Sandwiches with Harper {Kids Craft}

A few days ago, Little Miss Harper wanted to help me make lunch. I love her eagerness to help and her interest in learning. But, on this particular day, I wanted to keep her busy and out of the kitchen, as I was in the middle of a project.

I asked her if she wanted to make paper sandwiches while I made lunch, it sounded appealing to her! I had a collection of paper sandwich fixings ready for an occasion like this. I found a yellow glue stick to imitate mustard. Harper was all set to make sandwiches!

To prepare for this activity I had previously cut the following shapes from construction paper

bread shapes  white paper
red circles for tomatoes
squiggly green leaves for lettuce
yellow squares for cheese
brown circles for meat

You will need a glue stick. Red or Yellow is fun with this paper food craft, like ketchup and mustard!


As you can see, this activity is completely basic. Construction paper and glue. I offered Harper ample supplies for building sandwiches. To keep her busy and having a lot of fun!




She began by adding mustard to the bread and adding tomatoes.


Next up was cheese! 


Harper was completely into this craft. She loved making sandwiches. She added layer upon layer, happily crafting while I made lunch!


My kids both love a good paper food craft! If I find myself with a few extra moments and a pack of construction paper I make little craft bags for occasions like this day.  They are always a huge hit with my kids. They have enjoyed making paper cookies, paper pizzas and paper jam sandwiches. These are the best kind of kid food crafts in my opinion because they are virtually mess free and they are really a lot of fun!