First Crafting Attempt with Baby

4 Feb

As I mentioned previously (several times *sigh*), we’ve been quite sick here.  That means we’ve been housebound.   The last round of illness meant we couldn’t even go outside.  Alex and I both had nasty coughs, and the cold outdoor air would have exacerbated things.  We were getting antsy inside…

I decided to do a craft with Alex.  I use the word craft loosely, as we didn’t really make anything.  He’s 16-months old, not coordinated, not prone to following directions, and he sticks everything in his mouth.  Kind of limits what we can do.

I pulled out some construction paper, a plastic bowl with a little water, and a couple of paint brushes.   I showed Alex what to do, and he got right to it.  Sort of.  He was all about dipping the paint brush in the water.  Then smacking it in the water.  Then flinging the brush about.  Sucking on the brush.  Attempting to “paint” the cat.  The sliding glass door.  The floor.  Oh, and then the paper.   Whatever.  He had fun, and it was just water.  This activity occupied him for about 30 minutes.  That’s like a week in toddler time!  Success!

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3 Responses to “First Crafting Attempt with Baby”

  1. JulieU February 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM #

    awww – such a happy, sweet little dude!

  2. shellakers February 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM #

    That’s the way to get him started though! I used to think it was so frustrating trying to keep the little ones focused. They COULDN’T be focused. lol Now I see this and I see a little guy maybe at the beginning phases of his creativity. God job mama!

  3. carrie February 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

    Great idea–I’ll have to keep that in mind in a few months. He’s getting so big!

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