Shea, my 3 year-old, had one of her best friends over and I wanted to have some fun activities for their creative minds to enjoy. Every idea I thought of needed special materials that I didn't have.
Then, I stumbled across this simple idea in this book...
And adapted to what I had in my crazy craft box.
small paper lunch sack
a few pieces of newspaper/ads
short piece of string/yarn
markers, stickers, ribbon, etc for kids to "decorate" their baby
Construction paper to make arms and legs
Tape (I used clear packing tape)
Basic Idea: Stuff the newspaper lightly into the bag. Tape the top closed. Tie the string around the middle to make a neck. Attach arms and legs with tape. Decorate and give the baby features like eye,s nose and a mouth. Play and pretend with your new friend. :)
Shea and her friend worked on their babies for about 45 minutes and had a great time chatting together as they colored and stickered their babies.
Great inside-the-house craft, not too messy and best of all - FREE!
~ Chelsea ~