How Do Dinosaurs… Clothes Peg Dinosaur craft

 

This month’s craft for the Monthly Crafting Book Club is How Do Dinosaurs… Clothes Peg Dinosaur craft.  Have you ever read the book series How Do Dinosaurs…… by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague?  It’s a really fun series.  They cover a bunch of  different topics How Do Dinosaurs Go To School, How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs, How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colours, How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms, etc.  Tons of books to cover almost anything.  It’s a really fun series as it is a great learning tool.  It starts off with naughty dinosaurs doing the wrong thing, but usually funny.  Then it continues on to show how to do things the nice way.  A great and whimsical way to teach kids right or wrong in certain situations and a big hit with my kids and sister!

This month's Monthly Crafting Book Club is the How Do Dinosaurs series, with a Clothes Peg Dinosaur Craft. Come see what the other bloggers came up with

 




If you haven’t been following the Monthly Crafting Book Club you should!  Every month we focus on a different book, series, or theme geared towards kids.  A group of bloggers all contribute fun crafts or activities towards the theme to help you connect with your kids and help encourage their love of reading!  I chose to do How Do Dinosaurs… Clothes Peg Dinosaur craft.

This month's Monthly Crafting Book Club is the How Do Dinosaurs series, with a Clothes Peg Dinosaur Craft. Come see what the other bloggers came up with

Materials Needed:

materials needed

  • Fun Foam (not a lot) in varying colours
  • Clothes peg for each participant
  • A googly eye for each dinosaur
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue gun, scissors, and markers
  • How Do Dinosaurs … Book by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

How to assemble:

example of dinosaur

  • Have kids colour one side (the outside edges) of a clothes peg while you roughly sketch out the top of a dinosaur head, and the Bee making her dinosaurmouth section (two separate sections) on fun foam and cut them out.
  • Next, distract kids and have them choose what colour glitter glue they want while you use the hot glue gun to glue the top and bottom of the face onto each clothes peg.  Add on a googly eye (if they are antsy and hovering I get them to point to where they want me to place it) and add on a dot at the end of the mouth for a snout.
  • Give the new dinosaur to the kids to saturate, I mean decorate, with glitter glue.
  • Let it dry for a few hours, or days depending on how much glitter glue they used.
  • Then VOILA, it’s ready to be played with!

Po making his dinosaur

This month's Monthly Crafting Book Club is the How Do Dinosaurs series, with a Clothes Peg Dinosaur Craft. Come see what the other bloggers came up with

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This month's Monthly Crafting Book Club is the How Do Dinosaurs series, with a Clothes Peg Dinosaur Craft. Come see what the other bloggers came up with

 

This month's Monthly Crafting Book Club is the How Do Dinosaurs series, with a Clothes Peg Dinosaur Craft. Come see what the other bloggers came up with
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Interested in joining us next month?  Join the Facebook group for updates HERE and feel free to participate whenever you can.

Next month we are doing The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, any books you would like to see us do?  Let me know in the comments below.

Did you miss some posts from last year?

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse

October – Have You Seen My Monster

November – Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft

December – Winter Theme Book

January –Ladybug Girl Wings

February – Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft

 

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Ladybug Girl Wings

 

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This month for the Monthly Crafting Book Club we are covering the Ladybug Girl series.  This series is a personal favourite in my house and my daughter is always asking for Ladybug Girl Wings.  My son is game to try anything and likes the character Bumblebee Boy so he was happy to get his own wings too.

The Ladybug Girl series by  Jacky Davis and David Soman is really fun.  Each book is trying to teach children how to overcome obstacles, sometimes it is boredom, disagreements, etc.  My daughter was almost three-and-a-half when she fell in love with this series, she told everyone her name was Lulu (so strangers at the park asked me about my daughter Lulu!).  She even taught her 18-month-old brother to answer to Bingo (the main character’s dog) and would try to lead him around on a leash.  I couldn’t wait to do this book as a theme in the Monthly Crafting Book Club and see what everyone else came up with too!

If you are new to the Monthly Crafting Book Club, it is a group of bloggers I organize where every month we focus on a different book, series, or theme and all try to come up with a craft or activity that relates to the book. We have sucessflly done it for a year, you can check out last years themes and crafts below:

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse

October – Have You Seen My Monster

November – Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft

December – Winter Theme Book

If you are a blogger and want to join us, join our Facebook group HERE and feel free to participate whenever you can.  The next book we are covering for February is Giraffes Can’t Dance and March is How do Dinosaurs….series.

 

On to our Ladybug Girl Wings, what child doesn’t love a set of wings to run around and fly with?

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Ladybug Girl Wings

Materials Needed:

  • Large Fun Foam
  • Wire
  • Glue Gun & sticks
  • Extra fun foam and glitter for decorations
  • Elastic
  • Cardboard to cut out (like an old cereal box)

How to assemble:

  • Sketch out the wings on some cardboard and cut it out as a template.
  • Trace it out on the fun foam, you will need four, two per side.
  • leaving a space a few inches long at the top left for the wire, glue two sides together with the glue gun, repeat on the other side.  Trim access foam around the edges so it looks uniform all around (save the spot you saved for the wire).
  • Take the wire and make a loop in the middle, with the wire sticking out the top on both sides (see diagram).
  • Use the glue gun to attach the long loops into the wing on each side.
  • Trim again to make sure the wings are uniform.
  • Take the elastic and tie to the top of the wire and bottom on each side. Adjust them to your child’s size.
  • Time to get your child to help you decorate the wings!  For my daughter we cut out black circles for the lady bug dots and she helped to glue them on. For my son I stuck to glitter as he is two and his help makes everything challenging.

Time to run around like a bunch of crazy fairies, bugs, etc.

What kind of bug is your child if and when they play BUG SQUAD??

 

Did you get a chance to see the other amazing crafts shared below by the other fabulous bloggers???

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Thank you so much for visiting us and I hope you find some awesome crafts to try out with your little readers.

 

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Monthly Crafting Book Club for August – Back to School Books

Monthly Crafting Book Club for Aug - School Books - It's time for back to school! This Monthly Crafting Book for August is focusing on Back to School books with crafts to make reading more fun with your kids!

Every month I gather a group of bloggers together to participate in the Monthly Crafting Book Club, a great way to encourage kids to read by incorporating a craft (or activity) to go along with the book.  If you are a blogger and want to join us join our Facebook group to see the upcoming books you can choose to participate in. Check out some of our past ones:

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

 

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This month in the Monthly Crafting Book Club we are focussing on books related to back to school.  There are so many AMAZING back to school books that it is way more fun to see what everyone comes up with then by all doing the same  book.

After visiting the lirary and browsing their selection of books my daughter fell in love with Pete the Cat and his Rocking School Shoes.  In 24 hours I have had to read it at least 10 times…….. Thank goodness it’s a library book and goes back in a few weeks!  Anyways, after reading it I knew a craft with Pete’s red shoes would be PERFECT!  So we decided to get messy and do a painting activity for Pete’s red shoes.

Pete the Cat - Rocking in my school shoes - Come read the book and make the fun craft with your toddler/preschooler/child.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Pete the Cat Book
  • BIG paper, or a roll of paper
  • red paint
  • A marker
  • Rain boots
  • A bucket
  • Plastic plate
  • Soap
  • Optional: a kiddy pool all set up…..

HOW TO DO IT

First we filled up a bucket with soap and I got the kids to wash their boots, clean boots are important for painting with them.  While the kids did that I filled up their kiddy pool for easy washing once they are done getting messy.

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I chose to use rain boots instead of flip flops or running shoes because my kids are little and rain boots won’t be as slippery, plus it won’t ruin their shoes.

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I put a plate on the floor with red paint, then had them step in the paint with their boots and dance around the paper to make their cool cat rocking shoe foot print.

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They were having so much fun we also tried one without the boots in their bare feet in the paint.  They loved that too!  Squishy, squashy, messy fun!

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When they were done we wrote a fun quote from the book on the paper and hung it up to dry.  Now for swimming bath time fun!

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I love this activity as even my one and a half year old son can easily participate too.  My three year old daughter gets stimulated but so does my son.  It can be hard to find activities that they will both enjoy and painting, especially with boots, is such an easy and fun one!

What is your favourite back to school book?

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Fruity O’s Craft

Fruity O's Craft & Snack - This great three-part activity to keep your kids busy.  Sorting by colour, practicing using a mortar & pestle, and painting with glue and the coloured dust.

My husband is out of town on business for the week, whichmeans it is just me and the kids, all week…….. Therefore, I am looking for activities to keep them busy, even better if it has multiple parts to it to keep them occupied.  This activity was perfect to distract them for awhile, a little messy, but worth it to keep them busy for awhile.

 

Materials needed:

  • Fruity O’s or Fruit Loops (I chose the cheaper ones, especially since it doesn’t taste as good so is more likely to hang around long enough for a craft.  Fruit loops don’t last in our house).
  • Mortar & pestle
  • White glue
  • Paint brush
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil

Instructions

Part One:

 

13466142_10157168473360245_26082753535845439_nGrab a bunch of different coloured little bowls and a big large bowl.  Poor the fruity O’s in the bowl and have your child separate them by colour.  Yes, they WILL snack, so do this right after a meal, or in lieu of a snack time as no one can resist these!

 

Part Two:

 

Take each colour separately and use the mortar and pestle to grind them to a fine dust.  A few chunks are fine, I think its more important to have your kids do it than be perfect.

 

Part Three:

13521839_10157168472285245_5420044529820569236_nDraw a picture and using one colour at a time spread the glue on it, then take the colour and sprinkle over it to colour it.  Repeat with all the colours until your picture is full of colour.

For my son, who is only 18-months, I just had him smash them all together and practise with the mortar and pestle, then drew a big heart and had him help me paint it with glue and shake the multicolored fruity o’s all over the glue.

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That’s it!  There are so many different things you can make with this, you could even just take out pages from a colouring book and colour those one at a time.

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Monthly Crafting Book Club for February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

 

Monthly Crafting Book Club - February's book for the Monthly Crafting Book Club is If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff. Come see the crafts, games, and activities related to the book.
If you have not read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series by Laura Numeroff you are seriously missing out.  She has an amazing series of books all starring different animals and the mischief they get up to.  You have If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, If ou give A Pig A Pancake, If You Give A Dog A Doughnut, If You Give A Cat A Cupcake,  If You Take A Mouse to School, and a few others including If You Give A Moose A Muffin, which of course is our book for the month.

I have had a soft spot for these books ever since I worked as a teacher in the preschool class at a Montessori school.  The kids just adored these books so I immediately started collecting them for when I had my own children years later.

The monthly crafting book challenge is for encouraging children and their parents (or whoever) in the love of reading.   A great way to encourage reading is by incorporating crafts, games, activities, etc. to keep the love alive.   Every month we focus on a different book and try and do a craft or activity or pretty much anything that encourages children to read and associate it with the book.  For me the love of literature is very important.  We are big readers in this house and really hope to pass that onto our children.

A bunch of us bloggers get together each month to focus on a different story and craft to go along with it.  This month we are focusing on If You Give A Moose Muffin. Last month we did Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.  If you’d like to see what next month’s book challenge is check out below.  Even if you are not a blogger you are welcome to participate anyway, just send me a picture of you and your children reading the book and doing crafts or activities related to it.

 

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This is next month’s book (just in time for Dr. Seuss’s Day) the ABC’s by Dr. Seuss.  If you want to participate join our Facebook group here.  All you need to do is come up with a craft or activity related to the book and send it to me by March 20th, the post goes live on March 25th. Join the group above for more details and I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

 

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If You Give A Moose A Muffin Pom Pom Craft

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This is such a cute story that I love to read with my kids.  We love the sequence of events that show cause and effect and especially the muffins.  Here’s a fun craft you can do with your kids to work on their fine motor skills, colour matching and enthusiasm for the book.

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Materials needed:

  • Construction paper
  • Pom-poms
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • If You Give A Moose A Muffin book

Before we started I cut some neutral paper like yellow or white into the top part of the muffin (like a big oval shape).  I cut the bottom a different vibrant color to match the pom-poms in a square shape.

Then I had my preschooler sit down and pick what color pom-pom she wanted to do, thinking the pom-poms could correlate to different fruit, pink could be raspberries or strawberries blue could be blueberries, purple could be blackberries, etc. she chose pink to no ones surprise.  I had her pick all the pink ones out of the group of pom-pom.  After she found all the pink I had her glue the pom-poms onto the top of her muffin.  Then I helped her glue the top of the muffin onto the bottom.  It was pretty easy but it was still a fun craft to do together.  A big thank you to my friend Luna who came for a coffee and girls night and consented to do some muffin crafts with us first (hers was the blue one), true friends do preschool crafts with you!

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Barnyard Dance Tambourine Craft

Come join us for the Monthly Crafting Book Club. Each month we focus on a different book and encourage early literacy by pairing it with a craft.

As part of the Monthly Crafting Book Club, the book for January is Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boyton.   If you are interested in joining click the image above for more information.

This book is a personal favourite of my family’s.  One of my best friends gave it to me at my Baby Shower for Bee (it was a Book themed one!) and I had never heard of it.  I soon fell in love with it and had it memorized I read it so much.

I have yet to see a child or adult who did not enjoy reading this book.  It has become one of my go-to shower gifts now (instead of buying a card I buy a book and sign that instead).

Here is my craft for our Monthly Crafting Book Club challenge.

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I chose to make paper plate tambourine’s with barn yard animals on them out of painted finger prints.  My daughter loves musical instruments and I knew she would love playing with these along with the book.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Paper plates
  • Beans, pasta, rice, anything that makes noise
  • Stapler or glue gun
  • Paint in various colours
  • Black marker

Instructions:

  • Have child help poor beans (or whatever) into paper plate.
  • I have little ones so didn’t want to use staples for safety reasons, and I was not having my toddler around a hot glue gun so I did the attaching party myself.
  • Next I had her put her finger in random colours of paint and make finger prints on the plate.
  • I let the prints dry then took the black marker to make faces on them all and she tried to guess what animal they were, or told me what animal she thought they should be.
  • On the second one I just had her do yellow finger prints and made them all into chicks, in truth I like this one best.
  • Then I wrote some barn yard lyrics on the tambourines and we were done!

My one-year-old loved them the best, he loves banging them off things and making as much noise as possible.  My almost three-year-old just wanted to break them and get the beans out, but she held off long enough so we could read the Barnyard Dance  book and sing along to our own tune while shaking our tambourines.

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What is your child’s favorite book to read right now?  Please comment below with any suggestions of books you want to see featured at our monthly crafting book club posts.

 

Check out these awesome Barnyard Dance Crafts from fellow bloggers here:

 

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Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath

With Valentine’s Day coming up my daughter is asking to do a lot of heart crafts, being a toddler we have to be creative to find ones she can be involved in.

She loves hand print things so we decided to use hand prints as the focal point of a heart wreath for valentine’s day.

Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - A cute Valentine's Day wreath to make with your child from their handprints. A fun decoration for anyone's house during the love season!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper in red, white, and pink.
  • A piece of cardboard cut into a heart.
  • Paint (we chose purple).
  • Glue, scissors, pencil, paint brushes.
  • Ribbon.

Method:

  • I started off by tracing their hand prints onto a sheet of construction paper.
  • I layered all three together to cut so I only had to do it once.
  • While I was cutting I had Bee paint the heart her colour of choice, which was purple.
  • I had to let the heart dry first before we could assemble so we finished it the next day.
  • We glued around the outside of the heart and placed our hand prints around the edge.
  • We decided to put a heart decoration in the center, but that is optional.
  • We taped a piece of ribbon on the back to hang it with.

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Voila!  A cute heart print craft to festively hang for the season of love!

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This is part of the Kid Craft Challenge, the theme was Hearts, check out some of the other great crafts below.

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Washi Tape Heart by The Resourceful Mama

Crepe Paper Heart by My Bored Toddler

Heart Handprint Keepsake by CraftCreateCalm

St. Valentine Paper Puppet (printable pattern & tutorial) by Maria Magdalena Living Ideas

Heart Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes

Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights

Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar For Kids by Play Dough & Popsicles

Valentine Luminary by The Gingerbread House

Valentine Paper Lanterns by Kidz Activities

Valentine’s Day Playdough with a free printable by Crafty Mama in ME

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G is for Garden

A group of 26 bloggers got together for the Kids Crafts from A to Z Blog Hop hosted by Playdough and Popsicles.  Everyone chose a letter and was to come up with a craft that corresponded with that letter.

I had to come up with a G craft, after thinking of a few I asked my toddler what started with “G”, she immediately said garden, so we did a garden craft.

G is for Gardens - G is for Garden.  Come see this easy to make Garden craft made out of recycled materials that your toddler is sure to love making.

Supplies Needed:

  • Egg carton
  • Popsicle stick
  • Paint (brown, green, and various ones for the flowers)
  • Paint brushes

Method:

  • Have the adult do this part, cut the bottom of the egg carton in half, leave half together for the soil part to use as a base, cut up the other cups into individual ones.
  • I had my toddler choose what colour she wanted each flower to be and had her paint the cups.  I helped “touch it up” at the end.
  • We used brown paint for the soil and painted the other half of the egg carton with that.
  • We painted all the Popsicle sticks green.  We let everything dry overnight (or until we had time to go back).
  • I used a knife as I found it easier, I poked holes in all the egg carton tops (soil and flower) so it was easier to slide the Popsicle stick in, then put the flower at the top.

Voila!  Admire your beautiful garden!

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What craft would you have done for a “G”?  Please comment below.

G is for Gardens - G is for Garden.  Come see this easy to make Garden craft made out of recycled materials that your toddler is sure to love making.

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Coffee Filter Snowflakes 

This is such a fun craft!  I remember making these snowflakes with my mom growing up and they make great decorations.   They were always a big hit at Sparks too (Girl Guides) as the kids loved being creative.  Coffee filter snowflakes are a really easy craft you can do with kids of all ages, littler ones will require more hands-on help though with the cutting.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes - These are a great easy craft to do with your toddler or child, gives them a chance to be creative and makes great decorations.   IMG_5549 Supplies Needed:

  • Coffee filters (paper)
  • Scissors
  • Food colouring
  • Multiple bowls filled with water (one for each colour)
    Snowflake craft - folding technique

How-to Instructions:

  • First take the bowls of water and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl (if you are brave have child help).
  • Take the coffee filter and fold in half, then fold in half again, and again, and again, until you have a small triangle.
  • Now using the scissors cut designs into the sides, top and bottom of the coffee filter.   Be careful not to un-attach it, ensure there are a few places where it is attached on each side.  Either the kid can do it with child-safe scissors or an adult can do this part.
  • While your coffee filter is still folded, but cut, dip it into different colour food colouring water (like tie-die).
  • Carefully unfold the coffee filter, it will be delicate and break easily so be gentle.
  • Once unfolded admire your beautiful snow flake!
  • Lay it somewhere to dry, luckily it does not take long so even if you make a lot of them they should dry quickly.

Snowflake craft - colours

We taped all our snowflakes up in the window to admire them when the sun shines in.  I love how quick and easy these are, my toddler loved dipping it in water and I was frantically folding and cutting to keep up with her dipping needs.

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What are your favourite decorations for Winter?  Tell me in the comments below how you like to prepare for winter.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes - These are a great easy craft to do with your toddler or child, gives them a chance to be creative and makes great decorations.

 

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