Arts and Crats

Toilet Paper Tube Mummies

Alright, let’s bust out those toilet paper tubes I told you to save last week and make some Toilet Paper Tube Mummies! This was a very simple and fun activity. Babs is only two so this was more about the process than the product. FiIMAG0016
ne motor skills it takes to squeeze the glue, the sensory experience of glue and cotton ball fuzz stuck to your fingers, etc. So don’t be to upset if they don’t turn out perfect. Plus mummies are supposed to look like they are falling apart anyway! The only items you will need for this project are cotton balls, googly eyes, toilet paper tubes, a cookie sheet (or as we call it our art tray), and glue.

The next step is important if you really want it to look like a mummy. Babs needed help with this one. You need to unravel each cotton ball. I do this by pinching the side and then having Babs pinch the middle of IMAG0025the cotton ball and pull. The result will be a long strand of cotton. If you let you littles ones just go for it you will end up with fuzzy mummies and that’s okay. Like I said its more about the process than the product.

After unraveling all of the cotton balls, have the kiddos squeeze some glue onto the cookie sheet. They should then take the toilet paper tube and roll it the glue until the surface is covered. Last the can take the long strands of cotton balls and wrap them around the tube. Add the eyes and you are finished!

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Then comes the clean up…..as you can see Babs is thrilled. 😉  IMAG0036

Materials Needed

Toilet paper tubes

cotton balls

glue

googly eyes

art tray

 

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Kids Cook

Mini Pumpkins

Okay so I know I have been slacking on the kids cooks ideas, but let’s face it, sometimes life just gets in the wayWP_20151017_11_33_31_Pro. 😉  Lately I have just been letting Babs help me cook our breakfast. We did make super cute mini pumpkins for a Halloween party we went to last weekend. I saw a picture of them online and I wish the website would have been listed so I could give them credit for the idea. The first thing we did was peel the oranges. This really tests those fine motor skills. I start one for Babs like the picture to the right. However, if you have smaller child that would like to help you could also do most of the peeling and let them just pull the peels off like the picture below.

WP_20151017_11_35_05_ProAfter we peeled the oranges I made a small hole in the top middle part of the orange. This is where the kiddos will put the celery which acts as the stem for the pumpkin. I cut each celery stick into 4 pieces. So how much celery you will need will depend on how many pumpkins you plan on making. It’s as easy as that! You have your mini pumpkins!WP_20151017_11_46_03_Pro

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We also made banana ghost to go with them. I used the celery and grapes to keep them standing upright. They were a huge hit at the party!

Here is the recipe page for Mini Pumpkins!

Materials Needed

celery

small oranges

one eager and hungry kiddo 🙂