The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer:
Christmas Present Theme Sensory Bin:
In this bin: shredded christmas wrapping paper (I just cut up strips and ran it through our paper shredder, easy instant sensory bin filler!), small boxes, present bows
Aubrey filled and dumped and filled and dumped, a babies dream! Of course there were paper shreds everywhere afterwards, but nothing a good handheld vacuum couldn’t take care of 🙂
Candy Swirl Painting:
These paintings were super easy to do. First, I filled a shallow tray (thanks Target dollar spot!) with shaving cream (you could use foam soap too). Then I added a few dots of red/green watercolor paint. (Note this is NOT taste safe so keep a close on on those curious little hands!) Aubrey used a paintbrush to swirl the colors around, then she gently placed a white cardstock circle on top and patted it. I pulled it off of the shaving cream, then used a craft stick to push all of the excess cream off and reveal a swirled design. We made a bunch then allowed them to dry. After they dried we glued 2 wrapper pieces to the sides.
Felt Christmas Tree:
I made this little tree for Madelynn when she was just a year old and it’s still going strong. She loves to stick and decorate her tree, and it saves the real tree from being man handled on the daily (well…at least a little bit.) You can buy a premade version or make your own with cut up felt, puffy paint, some hot glue and buttons.
Sticky Window Christmas Tree:
Our last activity of the week was Aubrey and big sister approved! I drew a large Christmas tree on the non-sticky side of a sheet of contact paper and stuck color ornaments to the tree so the color side will show through the paper when it is taped sticky side out. After taping it to the window, Aubrey went to town sticking mini pom poms to the ornaments and sticky paper. To complete the tree she added green paper shreds to fill in some texture.