I’m always looking for new ways to get my son interested in the crafty stuff, so when I got these simple white bunny ears from Birdy Boutique, I thought they’d be fun to paint! Of course the kids wouldn’t cooperate for the “before” photos, so us moms are modeling the ears. My friend Effie from Project Mom Strong and her son Alex joined us for a slightly messy and fun crafternoon.
They have a nice plain white flat surface on the inside, perfect for decorating and adding a little flair to your Easter style. You could also add embellishments, glitter, etc., but we just went with Crayola washable paint.
We squirted blobs of paint on a plate, handed the boys a paintbrush and let them go at it. And they actually did it! Anytime I can get my son to do an art project, I feel like it’s a major mom accomplishment, lol.
Keelan stuck his on his head right away, but instead of wearing them thought it would more fun to try and shake them off. I’m happy to report the washable paint also washes easily out of hair!
Now we have our fancy personalized bunny ears and are ready for our first big egg hunt next week!
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In my big effort to “get out there and do stuff,” I signed us up for a handprint ornament class at one of those make it and paint it pottery places. In other words, I took a toddler to a fragile land of no-no filled with colorful animals, flowers and even tanks and video game controllers that he can’t touch! In case you are wondering how fun it is with a 19 month old, well on a scale of 1-10…it’s maybe a 3. And that’s if you just really like arts and crafts. And chasing toddlers. We spent 10% of our time on the handprint and 90% of the time it was me chasing him around going “No Touch! No Touch!”
It all sounded so lovely – a story time with snack and drink, followed by creating a pottery piece that went with the story. Unfortunately they started with the crafty part, so by the time the story time came he was WAY over it. Then the snack and drink were terribly inappropriate for his age group. Little hard gummy bear type things and juice in a small Styrofoam cup that he immediately grabbed and tried to crush in his tiny toddler hands as it sloshed all over my lap. I quickly ate all the gummy bears, took the shot of juice and then gave him a pouch from home. Oddly enough the only thing he didn’t try to crush was his handprint. I could barely make a dent. I was starting to worry I was hurting him, trying to cram his hand into the clay.
Other highlights include a kid peeing his pants in the corner and a mom who thought a loud airplane might be a tornado. I’m serious. She went outside to check the clouds.
So in just a couple weeks we will get a lovely $18 handprint turned Santa ornament to mark this occasion. I’m glad we tried it, but it will be a little while before we try it again. It is making me reconsider the $90 art class I’ve been eyeing. Maybe save that for a couple months from now…
I’m glad I didn’t stick around for the footprint (an additional $18) because I found this nifty idea online on how you can do the exact same thing at home for free: