Reid loves to paint. And I love to clean up paint. Or so it seems. So I am always trying to come up with some easy toddler craft ideas that involve painting. And are more than just painting paper. Which we do. Often.
On this particular day, I had some creativity and a lot of patience. I decided we should make Halloween decorations out of craft sticks. A Pumpkin, Ghost and Monster.
Black and White Construction Paper
Glue Sticks or Tacky Glue
Mod Podge, optional
1. We used 2 different size craft sticks to make our surface. I hot glued the jumbo sticks to the smaller sticks. Since Reid is really into big and small, I had him hand me the sticks as needed. On a side note... The big and small thing is cute. Sometimes. "Mommy your big. I little. " Thats cute. Walking through Wegman's and having him continuously say "Mommy you have a big butt." Well its still cute but also embarrassing.
3. While the paint dried (and Reid napped), I cut out the shapes for the faces.
4. Then we used glue sticks to glue the faces onto our painted craft sticks. I drew the mouth and such on Frankenstein. For the examples I made, I used a sharpie to make the entire face of the ghost and pumpkin.
5. Since Reid is somewhat inconsistent with the amount of glue he is applying, I put a quick coat of mod podge over everything to hold it all in place.
And that was that. An easy Halloween craft for a toddler.
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