Let's kick off Toddler Discovery Time with a craft from Pinterest Myka and I tried out. Technically, we attempted two. The first one I got the idea for from these adorable little things HERE. That lasted a whole 3 seconds, though, and I literally only traced a thumb and half of the next finger before someone got antsy. lol Decorating the tissue paper windsock was a big success, though! (You can find the original post I took this idea from HERE.)
While I wasn't brave enough to let Myka use markers to color on the paper, she still really enjoyed coloring and using stickers to decorate the tissue paper. So much so that I had to be "bad mommy" and put everything away because she was getting frustrated with the stickers. (Yes, I realize she's still young for stickers and frustration is to be expected at some point.)
The original post calls for cutting up part of a 2 liter bottle if I remember correctly. However, we haven't drank pop in forever, so I made do by cutting some tp rolls long ways and hot gluing them together.
As for attaching the tissue paper to the tp rolls...Use a glue stick if you still want it to like nice afterward. lol I have "opposites" happen to me a LOT...As in every time I need the regular glue, I can only find my glue sticks. In this instance, it was the ONE time I really needed a glue stick instead and they were nowhere to be found, but by golly I found TWO bottles of regular glue. :/ Our windsock still turned out cute, I think, and I felt like it was something we both were able to help make equally. I strive to find kids crafts that actually involve the kid. ;)