We have a thing for flowers in this house. It really is one of our favorite craft themes. We’ve made them out of paper, veggies, dried pasta and plastic. Today we are showing you want we put together with random chipboard flower cutouts.
This week my niece Ella visited and I was able to carve out some time where she sat still at the kitchen table to do more than just eat cherry tomatoes by the fistful. I like to send her home with a little gift for mommy and daddy so my brother and sister-in-law know I don’t plop her down in front of a television all day. I had a bag of chipboard flowers in the closet to use and thought what better kitchen table craft than a handprint bouquet of flowers.
Decorating the flowers was the easy part. I gave the girls a huge supply of markers and told them to do whatever they wanted to.
When it was time to make the handprints we ran into a little hiccup. I practiced with the girls how I was going to paint their hands and how they were going to lay them on the paper. We went over this numerous times but 3yo’s are very unpredictable. Once the paint went on her hands all bets were off. There’s nothing wrong with a couple extra fingers/stems.
Did you have fun in the “kitchen” this week? Did you try a new food or a new kid friendly restaurant? Did your littlest ones use their snacks to count to 10? We invite you to share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen.
Come join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.
- preparing healthy snacks
- having a tea party
- counting skills with m&ms
- pouring from measuring cups
- discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
- creating new family friendly recipes
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