A successful toddler craft!

I think this project contained enough new ideas with enough old ideas–Lily enjoyed it 🙂

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I busted out some coffee filters and natural markers (I’m sure Crayola or whatever would work fine too). She enjoyed coloring on the coffee filters, I think, because they were different than normal ol’ paper. Then I swapped out the markers for a paint brush and small glass of plain water and let her go to town “painting” the filters. This was also a hit! She enjoyed having free reign of the paint brush, and I enjoyed not worrying about where “paint” could get flung.

When she was done I set them flat on the kitchen counter to dry, and once they were dry I cut heart shapes out and glued them to “cards” (i.e. white computer paper that I signed her name to). Valentine’s cards–done!

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  1. I love using this technique to make sun catchers too 🙂 And it works just as well with more than two colors 🙂

  2. I've never seen anything like this – great idea! I'm going to add to My Delicious so I can do this with J in a few months 🙂

  3. Great idea! I'm so having Peanut do this tomorrow!


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