Tuesday, February 24

Toddler Mitten Puppets and Baby Safe Paint

Felt Mitten Puppets
I traced a mitten onto felt, and hand stitched it together. These felt puppets were very simple to make. When making, just make sure to add width to the mitten because unlike a typical mitten, the felt doesn't stretch. I think I will make some for my older daughter too, and let her cut out and glue on facial features.

We also did a painting activity made with flour, water and food coloring. After searching online I found a recipe for baby safe "paint". It is completely safe for them to eat, however, judging from the look on my daughter's face it doesn't taste very good! The recipe calls for: 2 cups of flour, mixed with cold water until a paste is formed-free of large lumps. Thin to desired consistency with hot water. Divide into bowls and add food coloring. Very simple. I will say it is pretty wet on the paper and should be cleaned up before drying. Messy- but fun!


Mama King said...

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Beth said...

I love those puppets! I have made felt finger puppets, but love the mittne puppets for my toddler to use! Your dinosaur is cute too !

Sarah said...

Thank you for this post with the recipe for baby-safe paint! As a nanny for a soon-to-be one year old and a 3 year old, I'm always trying to find fun new ideas, so I'm happy that my search for paint led me to your blog.
And if you have advice: The days that my 3-year-old is in pre-school, I've realized the lack of infant-friendly activities in my community. I'm also a children's art educator and I'm thinking of starting an infant and parent art/music class at our local art council. Would this be something you think moms would be interested in?

Megan said...

What a wonderful blog! I came across it searching for baby safe paint for my 6 month old. I am a developmental specialist and will definitely recommend this site to my clients for creative activities for their children explore. I love that you have a Montessori background. My son will be beginning the Under 3's program next year :-)

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