• Kid Crafts,  Toddler Town

    String Gluing Activity

    Using different types of yarn, string, and ribbons for gluing materials can expose your child to new textures and new sensory experiences. All you need is a few different types of string, a piece of construction paper, and white glue. Cut a small collection of a few types of yarn or string into short pieces, approximately four inches long. To keep the ends from fraying, tie knots at both ends of each string. I chose to coordinate the orange balls of yarn with the orange construction paper background. There’s not much to this activity: hand the child the glue and the strings and let their creativity guide them. Keep your…

  • Home Decor,  Pinterest,  Tutorials

    3D Canvas Art with Paint

    I’ve seen this Pinterest pin floating around a bit. How it goes is to use either Elmer’s glue or hot glue on a canvas and then simply paint over the whole thing in one colour. So I’ve tried it out and my first attempt with Elmer’s glue was unsuccessful, basically it does not really work as the glue tends to run and flatten while drying. I then went to take two in which I attempted the same process with hot glue, you’ll see below the results of this. However, I would suggest using a larger canvas than what I used. Simply because it is hard to control the consistancy of…

  • Kid Crafts,  Printables,  Toddler Town

    Sheep Cotton Ball Art

    Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, once you and your toddler make this quick little project together! Herd up your little ones and try this toddler-appropriate gluing activity. Supplies You Need: paper printer glue pots and sticks cotton balls (white cosmetic ones work for white sheep, or you can use craft-grade cotton balls in black, or even multicoloured ones for more glamourous, eccentric sheep) Download and print out the sheep template I made. It fits on an 8.5×11″ piece of paper. Give your toddler their glue and sticks and let them have at it! Glue, glue, everywhere. Give them the cotton balls so they…