Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fun Crafting with Kids #RecipesForFun

As a stay at home mom I am always trying different activities with my son, and always looking for more fun ideas to keep us busy.  He is three so almost anything is fun for him as long as we do it together, but not everything is easy, and sometimes if it isn't easy for a toddler to do, then the fun can get lost.  Important factor for them is that they are actively participating and contributing to the project.  I recently made a fun "toy carrier" with my son with an old gallon water jug.  It was fun and really easy to make.  Was a great way to reuse an item.
You will need:
-A gallon jug
-Scissors
-Construction paper (if you don't have colored paper, you can make more fun by having child paint or color shapes onto white before gluing on)
-Glue

Cut circles, triangles, squares, any shape really...
Let child help count, sort out colors, shapes
and place glue on each...

Glue on all the shapes, child can help as it is very easy
and enjoy the finished product!
Your little one will be racing to put all his toys in there, you know all those little toys that end up in the sink, under your foot as you accidentally trip over them at night, and the ones that always end up on the bed..yeah those toys!  It doesn't have to be a permanent place for those toys but sure is a fun way to reuse an old gallon jug, and your child will be so proud to have helped make it.

If you are like me and always looking for new fun ways to have fun with the little ones in your life, you will love the new Clorox Clean-Up Recipes For Fun Website.  With categories like Wacky Science, Arts and Crafts, Kiddie Cooking or Creative Cooking you will never be out of fun ideas for projects with your little ones.     

Also to celebrate their new site Clorox has launched the Ultimate Mess Party sweepstakes.  Just by registering or entering a recipe you are signing up for a chance to win $10,000 towards an Ultimate Mess Party, plus their are chances to win instantly.  If you decide to share in the recipes for fun, you'll get a coupon for $1.00 off Clorox® Clean-Up® instantly, and will receive 10 extra grand prize entries for sharing a recipe.  If that doesn't sound great already,  Clorox Clean-Up is instantly awarding free Clorox® Clean-Up® coupons and $100 gift cards from a variety of favorite retailers to lucky users for just viewing recipes. Prizes are awarded randomly, so hope you guys have lots of luck! :)

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on this program, click here and see the Terms link

2 comments:

  1. What great ideas! I need some for today. Thanks!

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  2. Hi following you from friday blog hop- following you on Facebook and G+- please stop by and follow me if you have a chance
    Jennifer

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