Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats a cool treat on the hot summer days!!! These are super simple and can easily be customized to each child's taste! 

All you need is your favorite yogurt, 1 paper cup per person a spoon, and a 'stick' for your pops. I couldn't find popsicle sticks to save my life so we improvised with a couple orange peelers! I also put a foil lined cookie sheet under it in case things got messy! 

Have your little one spoon the yogurt into the paper cups....... 

By the time she got to hers she was able to hold the container and spoon it in by herself!

After both cups were filled we 'shook' them to level out the yogurt. Then we stuck our sticks in. Little man's yogurt didn't quite fill the cup far enough to hold the stick up but it will still work!! 

Stick your cups in the freezer for 4-6 hours and allow to fully freeze!! If you find that the sticks won't stand in the middle leave them in there and then after about 30 minutes to an hour (depending on your freezer) when the yogurt starts to stiffen up stand it back up and it should stay! 

Once it is frozen you just need to peel the cup off.......

Then, they are ready to eat!!!! 

Bug LOVED it!! So much so she made another one today!!! Little man, no so much!! He liked the taste but wasn't fond of how cold it was! 

He decided it made a better drum stick :) 

These yogurt pops are simple enough that Bug made one all by herself today! She only needed help putting it in the freezer!!!  What better way to build your kiddos confidence in the kitchen?!?!? 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Entertaining Baby

This isn't really a 'project' but it will sure keep the tiny ones busy for a bit!!

All you need is tissue paper :) (and a baby :] )

It didn't make a very big mess as he stayed in one place while doing it but he sure loved shredding it!!! Kept him busy for 10 minutes!!! 

It doesn't take long to clean up and it's easy to do when you want to entertain them but don't want to get super messy!!! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Exploring Play Dough with Infants

Sorry it's been forever since we posted!! But we are back at it!!

This one is super easy but my little guy loved it :)

All you need is play dough! You can make your own play dough (We will get a homemade play dough recipe up soon!) or use store bought like we did!


We started out by exploring the container.... that didn't last long before he got mad since he couldn't open it 


If your little one is anything like mine....this quickly turned to this.....

This is probably why you have avoided using play dough with your little ones...although play dough is non-toxic I'd rather him not eat it :) so....

We stuck it in a zip lock :) 

This allows him to explore and play without the worry of him eating it (or having to pick up the tiny pieces are inevitably left)!!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Eggs

Well, today got away from me as my car broke and we were trying to figure that out so this one is super simple.....but as promised here is our post!!

The items needed are:
*Construction paper
*Glue Stick - (Elmer's glue will work well too but may make a bit more of a mess)
*Sticky Foam Shapes (These are optional- we had these left over from Bug's birthday party!)

Have your little one choose the colors they would like to use.... Bug chose to use orange for her egg and this red and green for the decorations. 

First I cut out some shapes and stripes for Bug to use since we were short on time but now is a great time to let your little one get creative and cut out their own shapes to put on if time allows!!

Next we cut out our 'egg' shape.... 

Using the glue stick have your little one glue the shapes and stripes to the egg. As you can see the stripes were wider then the egg so we just cut the extras off!

Here is our final product!!! This was just enough to keep Bug entertained while I made dinner! Let your kiddo get creative and add and decorate however they see fit! This is a great project for letting their full creativity shine! :)

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Baby Friendly Painting

Daylight savings has never been a problem with with having the new baby I was wondering what would happen this time! He managed to get up at his 'normal' time....normal meaning the clock still read 7am!!! But oh man did I feel the difference!!! Needless to say, I am running slow this morning! I thought I would entertain him while I finished my coffee this morning so take a look at what we did!
This one is simple and pretty awesome if your little one doesn't like to get messy (as I am learning that my son does not!)

The materials needed are pretty simple too!

* A ziplock (I used a freezer bag as they are thicker)
*Washable finger paints
*Scotch Tape

Pick your paint colors (I used 4) and put a dime sized amount by the 4 corners of your bag - Seal your bag and cover the zipper in tape so that it cannot come undone.

Place your ziplock the table/counter or high chair tray- whichever is easiest for you depending on your kiddos age. Take your tape and secure the bag to the surface. Its hard to see but I have 2 piece of tape on each side of the bag to hold it into place

Now its time to play!!!!!

Sometimes it is fun to switch it up and give them toys to 'drive' on the paint....we also used balls to roll on there but those promptly landed on the floor :)

Super simple thing to keep them busy and the best part is the ease of clean up is the best!!! :) 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Painting Shamrocks

Here is another easy shamrock project you can do with your little one!! :)

*Image of Shamrock (printed on regular printer paper)
*Green Paint
*Cotton balls (or paint brush if you prefer)
*Scotch tape

I started with printing a shamrock pattern from Google images

Then I cut out the middle

After you do that grab a piece of card stock and tape your stencil to it

Once the paper is taped to the card stock have your little one paint inside the stencil. (We used cotton balls because it is fun to switch up your painting methods)

I put some paint in the corner of the paper as we were going to cut it out so it wouldn't be in the way.... if you don't plan on cutting it out put some on a paper plate for easy clean up :)

Let it dry. Then, remove the stencil

Now it is time to cut it out. If your little one is old enough you can use the hand-over-hand method to help them cut it out or let them do it by themselves.

Super simple yet kept Bug occupied :) My favorite kinds of projects!! :)

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