Monday, May 26, 2014

Baby Learning Time: Tissue Paper "Suncatchers" & Painting

            Hey folks! It's been quite awhile since a BLT post and I have to admit, I miss them. We've been so busy with chickens, an out of state trip, in-laws visiting etc, I feel like a bit of a chicken myself...Namely, one that's running around with it's head cut off.
            I don't have any fun tutorials today, but I am going to share some fun ideas for craft projects with you.

Tissue Paper Suncatchers

Now, I am by no means the first person to come up with this idea. As usual, I found it on Pinterest. I tried it out with Myka for the first time a few months ago with just pieces of yarn and the contact paper. She wasn't all that into it. She didn't want to stick the pieces on so much as pull them back off. lol So, I decided to give it another go recently now that I have tissue paper and here's how it turned out.
Some of you may know that I'm terribly OCD sometimes. I'm happy to report that I only stuck a few pieces on to show her what to do and to try to get her to fill in certain areas. The picture on the left is what Myka had completed. I ended up putting the last few pieces on just so I wouldn't have to waste them or save them for another time. Doesn't this look totally cute from the outside? I'm tempted to frame it somehow. Hmm...Sounds like a new project...


Ok, so painting isn't all that new or exciting, but we haven't done it for awhile. The few times we do paint, I usually like her to do it with finger paints because I feel like that's an important experience at her young age...Plus she needs to get over her "Ew, I'm messy" issue that I inadvertently created. Anyways, I happened to be painting some paper plates for another seasonal craft, so I thought I would let her try with the sponge brush too.
She seemed to like it quite a bit better than finger painting since she wasn't all "messy". I still think finger painting is important, though. :) Since I already made two paper plate suns myself (that's why we were using those specific colors), I think I will cut hers up to look like a flower. :)

What kind of crafty or fun things have you and your kids been up to lately?


  1. Thanks for linking at #pintasticpinterestingparty. Sometimes the simple crafts are the best. They are the ones I can keep up with. I totally understand the crazy as all get out.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jill! I agree. Most of the time I'm a Keep It Simple Silly type of person. :)