?Rainbow Craft?

This colorful crafts gets the attention of your toddler in no time with their fullest participation without any distractions😁😛 to learn about the Beautiful "Rainbow"🌈

It takes about 15mins to make (But there might be an increase in your making time, if your toddler wants to help you with the cutting process)😉

Materials Required:

  • Scrap Foam
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Sketches
  • Color pencils
  • Glue

How To Make:

  • Draw a rainbow using a compass on a A4 sheet paper

  • Outline the rainbow-drawing using the sketches

  • Cut small pieces of foam sheets (I just cut a curve strip, from a foam sheets and baby moo helped me in cutting the small pieces from those foam sheets, which helped him to develop his cutting skills) and keep it aside on a plate

  • First let your toddler color the rainbow (so that they can get the idea about the order of the colors of the 🌈)

  • Finally let your toddler stick the foam pieces onto the rainbow-drawing using the glue

As I have a "Mr.clean" (he doesn't like to be dirtier for a longer period of time) at home, it was really hard for me to make him to stick all the foam pieces onto the drawing,
[since the glue, sticks onto the hand and forms a sticky layer and becomes darker and dirtier soon]

But then, those vibrant colors were so irresistible that made 'my little rainbow' to participate and enjoy throughout the whole formation of the rainbow 🌈

This Activity helps to learn about the vibrant colors of the 🌈 and to learn a new colorful skill called "Gluing" 😎 filled with happiness in and out 😃

Make this beautifully-simple, colorfully-elegant rainbow crafts with your very own 'little-rainbow' and enjoy the vibrancy of his/her happiness lovelies😍

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➖Paddle Pop-Stick Puzzle➖

This super simple puzzle is an easy hands on way of learning, about the shapes which can be made within 30min

Materials Required:

  • Paddle pop-sticks 
  • Sketches 
  • Pencil
  • A4 sheet paper (optional)
  • Color pencils (optional)
  • Scissor (optional)
  • Felt shapes (optional)

Procedure: 

  • Take a pair of the pop-sticks and keep it together and draw the shapes (of your choice) such that it divides in the middle forming a symmetry on each pop-stick and write the name of the shapes at the bottom of each pop-sticks

  • Mix all the pairs and place them on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to match the puzzle by pairing the pop-sticks to form a whole shape together 

You can do this Activity in two ways:

  1. Either you draw the shapes on a paper and let your toddler to match and pair on them
  2. Or use the ⚫️Sensory Silhouette Matching Activity⚫️

For the 1st method:

  • Take a sheet of paper draw the shapes, just by giving a thick outline

  • Cut the paper into two halves in the horizontal direction and place it on a flat surface and let your toddler, match the puzzled pop-sticks onto their corresponding shapes

  • After matching the puzzled pop-sticks you can let your toddler to color the shapes (which will become an additional activity of coloring)

For the 2nd method:

At first we did this Activity using the first method and the following week, baby moo noticed the pop-sticks and wanted to do the activity,
As I was a lazy-mom that day, just took the ⚫️Sensory Silhouette Matching Activity⚫️ and placed it before him and told him to do the matching ??
[who knew that this would become a win-win for both mommy and baby moo??]

This Activity improves the fine motor and puzzle skills along with the development of cognitive thinking and also in the learning skills by recognizing the colors and by joining symmetrical shapes together ?
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??4️⃣ Little Shape Monsters??

It's an activity/game were your toddler learn and also pretend play by feeding the shape food to their corresponding monster shapes 

It takes about 45mins to 1hr to do along with your toddler (it's worth spending😍)

Materials Required:

  • Recycled Cardboards 
  • Color papers 
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Scissor 

How To Make:

  • Take the cardboard, draw and cut the desired Shapes of your choices 

[We took the detergent powder carton and recycled it to make these basic (circle, square, rectangle, triangle) shape monsters and their foods] 

  • To make it to look like monsters give them a mouth (as same as their shape; eg: if it is a triangular monster then the mouth must be in the shape of a triangle)

  • Cover the shapes with the color papers (of your choice) and also let your baby glue some 👀 (number is of your choice) to the shapes

  • Then with the scraps from the same cardboard cut their corresponding (shape) foods of the monster shapes [and wrap it with white chart and let your toddler color them (optional)]

  • Finally lean the monsters onto the wall and keep their food on a plate and encourage your little monster to feed the hungry (shape)monsters 

I had lots of fun making these 4️⃣ Little Monsters with my very own "little moo monster" (You can see from the above pics for the proof 😛😂😇😁👆🏻)

This activity helps in the hand-eye cordination, creative play,.. and develops motor skills–as they help in the process of making the monsters and simultaneously they learn about the shapes and also about ♻️😎

Make these "👆🏻4️⃣ Little Shape Monsters👆🏻" along with your very own little monster😛 and have fun feeding their hunger lovelies😍

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♻️Bottle Cap Name Activity♻️

This name activity uses a recycled material to help the toddler to recognize and learn the letters of his/his name and also to learn about recycling?

It takes about 15-30min to make 

Materials Required: 

  • Bottle caps (I took them from the cool-drinks bottles)
  • Permanent marker 
  • Cardstock paper (of your choice; I have used green color)
  • Black sketch 
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils (of your choice; I have used red and green)
  • Scissor 

How To Make:

  • Take the marker and write each letter of your toddlers name on the bottle caps


  • Take the cardstock paper and write your toddlers name boldly on it using the marker and cut along the folded line and keep it aside 

  • Take the remaining cardstock paper and draw a caterpillar on it using the bottle cap as a model to form the head and the body of the caterpillar ? and also write the letters of the name on each circle


  • Bold and color along the outline of the caterpillar using the black sketch and color-pencils as shown in the below picture 


  • Finally put the caps in a cup and place the name strip on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to match and make their name 



  • Then place the caterpillar strip of paper and encourage them to do the matching and the name caterpillar ? 


Baby moo loved recognizing the letters of his name and learning about ♻️ from this activity and also he had fun playing with the bottle caps and arranging them in a row and in a zig zag manner as that of a caterpillar ? 

Enjoy making this activity using recycled item and  teach your babies about the outcomes of ♻️ my lovlies?

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?Find & Match?

This is a super simple and easy to make fun filled hands-on activity to develop the knowledge on math while improving the motor skills 

It takes about 30-45mins to make it?

Supplies Needed:

  • Cereal box
  • Flour
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils 
  • Sketches 
  • Eraser
  • Scissor 

Procedure:

  • Take the cereal box and cut small squares (it can be imperfect squares) for the numbers and shapes (of your choice)

[Since we had an expired cake mix, I just recycled it into this wonderful “Find & Match” activity for baby moo and also used the same carton of the cake mix to cut the squares for the numbers and shapes?]


  • Write the numbers and draw the shapes on those small squares of the cartons using the color pencils(of your choice)


  • Cut and take one side of the carton and place the small squares on it and draw the outline 
  • Next write and draw the numbers and shapes into the outlined squares of the carton and also use the sketches to give a bold look and a heading 

  • Pour the flour and put the small squares into the bowl and mix it well (to hide the small squares into the flour)


  • Place the outlined carton next to the bowl and encourage your toddler to find and match them 



    Baby moo loved finding them rather than matching them? His tiny little hands were so happy to indulge into the bowl of flour? 

    This activity helps the toddlers to get a visual discrimination of the numbers and shapes and it’s a great sensorial, hands-on activity game that allows your toddler to play and learn at the same time?

    Make this “Find and Match” sensorial game and indulge yourself into your babies ever preserved happiness in the play my lovelies?

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    ?DIY Christmas Silhouette Matching?

    This is a simple activity or a fun game that can be made for the toddlers to play with during Christmas holidays, just by using some Christmas cookie cutters

    It takes about 15-30mins to make them 

    Supplies Needed:

    • Chart (color of your choice)
    • Christmas cookie cutters
    • Pencil
    • Black Sketch pen
    • Felt sheets
    • Scissor 

    How To Make: 

    • Take the chart, fold it into half and cut it

    [Crease the chart further so that after playing with it you can just fold it as it is and store it away]

    • Place the cookie cutters and draw the outline of all the shapes 

    [If you don't have cookie cutters you can even do free hand drawing of all the shapes (of your choice)] 

    • Color the shape using black sketch pen to make it to look like a silhouette

    [I tried to color using black color pencil but it wasn't as dark as I want it to be and hence the black sketch pen. You can see the difference between the snowman and to the rest of the shapes]

    • And also cut out the shapes of the cookie cutters from the felt sheets 

    [You can even design the felt shapes (I dint)]

    • Place them down and encourage your toddler to match the felt shapes with the silhouette on the chart paper 

    Baby moo loved matching them and it was so much fun snorting the Christmas themed shapes (We did this for our Christmas 2016)

    This Activity helps in recognition of the shapes, in hand eye coordination, in getting the toddler into the holiday spirit of Christmas🎅🏻 and to the season of love💝

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    ?DIY Lollipop Shape Matching Activity?

    Different types of lollipops not only grabs the attention of your toddler but also helps them to gain knowledge about the Shapes hence this activity?

    It takes about 30-45minutes to make

    Materials Required:

    • Felt sheets 
    • Cotton swabs
    • Paper
    • Pencil
    • Scale
    • Eraser
    • Glue gun or strong glue
    • Scissor 

    How To Make:

    • Take a sheet of paper, divide the paper as per the number of shapes you wish to draw using a scale and pencil


    • Keeping the above as the model and cut two sets of shapes from the felt sheets one in different colors (of your choice) and the other set from the black felt 



    • Take the cotton swabs and shave off the cottons from the edges using a cutter to make the lollipop sticks


    • Using a glue gun (strong glue) stick the black Felt shapes to one end of the cotton swab sticks 


    • Place the colored felt shapes in a plate and encourage your toddler to match the shapes to their lollipop stick silhouettes 



    Baby moo had fun sorting, matching, learning and (pretend playing) licking the colorful ? shapes?

    Note:: For the colored felt shapes to stick firmly you can even glue a small piece (rough part) of  the Velcro on it (it will help the colored felt not to fall apart when your toddler rotates the stick after matching them)

    This activity helps the toddler to learn about the shapes and colors using the sorting and matching activity to it’s silhouette; develops cognitive development; develops fine motor skills…?

    Have fun making, (pretend)playing and learning with the ? shapes with your little ones lovelies?

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    DIY Match The Space with Blocks 

    Super simple, time consuming-easy to make activity for lazy days ?

    Things Needed:

    • A4sheet
    • Pencil
    • Blocks
    • Eraser
    • Scale

    How To Make:

    • Take the A4 sheet paper and draw the border of the blocks of your choice (in any patterns or positions of your choice) using a pencil


      • Place the blocks on a tray and encourage your toddler to match the space with the blocks in the paper


      Baby moo enjoyed each and every step of matching the blocks making Mommy happy?

      This activity though super simple, helps the toddler with hand-eye coordination, cognitive development, math skills, develops puzzle skills…?

      Enjoying making this super easy activity and have fun time matching with your toddler lovelies?

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      ?DIY Caterpillar Color Matching?

      This super simple and most effective activity can be made in 15mins?

      Materials Required:

      • Chart (scrap)
      • Felt sheets (scrap)
      • Pencil
      • Coins (one bigger than the other)
      • Scissor 
      • Strong glue or a glue gun (since we are using Felt)

      How To Make:

      • Draw a caterpillar on a chart using a pencil and the coins (I drew the caterpillar on a paper first and then glued it on the chart)
      • First circle becomes the head, so that circle should be bigger than the rest of the following circles and also draw some eyes, antenna, mouth…, and the remaining five circles becomes the body of the caterpillar 
      • Take the felt sheets (since I drew only five circles I took the felt in colors of red, blue, green, yellow and orange) and cut two circles in each using the same coin 
      • Glue one Felt circle on each circle on the  chart(or paper)
      • And the other circles is for the toddler to match 


        You can add as many colors you want and also you can extend this activity by adding some numbers onto the circle and do a number matching activity along with the color matching activity?

        This Activity helps in color recognition and to learn the names of the primary colors and also to learn about the caterpillars ? 

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        ?DIY First Day Of School Frame?

        The Name says it all. 

        This frame can be done in an hour or so, once you make up with the design of how your frame should look like (Which is the most hardest part??) 

        Supplies Needed: 

        • Thick cardboard 
        • Black chart (color can be of your choice too)
        • Pencil
        • Color pencils 
        • Scale
        • Strong glue 
        • Paper cutter
        • Scissor 
        • Felt shapes (optional)

        How To Make:

        • Take the cardboard (I used a calendar cardboard)  


        • Cut the middle part to make to look like a frame and Cover the frame with the chart using a strong glue

          • And design it as per your wish 




            This is a very special DIY project as we did it together as a Family ? and which will be cherished forevermore ?


            (The Rocket ? was drawn and the crayons are made using Felt and was attached using a safety pin as it was taken from the crayon color matching activity?)

            Take a snap of your baby holding the frame and make some beautiful memories to cherish my lovelies ?

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