When it’s reeeaaallllyy cold outside, it can be challenging to occupy such an active Bug. Thankfully, I’ve bookmarked a bazillion ideas on Pinterest (see my For the Kiddo board here). Last week, we had one such day where it was super cold outside, so we had an artsy/craftsy kind of day.
We started the day off making a square collage. I took a piece of contact paper & framed it with construction paper. Then, cut a pile of squares out of scrapbook paper. I just showed Johnny how the contact paper was sticky & he immediately knew what to do.
This was something fun to keep him occupied & out of my paint.
Once he was done, I put a layer of clear contact paper over the top. I got some wrinkles in it this time…. next time I’ll have the hang of it a little better.
The day before we did these crafts, Johnny and I collected a basket of things that would make a circle shape (shot glass, backpacking wine glass, funnel, a sponge I cut into a circle, etc):
Then we used all of these shapes to make circles with paint!
After this activity, I had one paint covered little boy. So I let him “wash” himself in the kitchen floor.
He even started scrubbing the kitchen floor, so I put down some homemade (non-toxic) floor cleaner & let him go at it!
Once we were all cleaned & dried, we played a game of sock ball toss.
Then we headed out after nap time to swing… shocker, I know.
A day full of art (for mama & Johnny) AND my floors got clean! Not too bad!