Valentine's Day craft- Footprint heart

Today, on Holiday of Love, our papa is away from us and we miss him a loooooot. That is why we decided to make a present for him for Valentine's Day and tell him again HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM!!!

This Footprint heart is a simple and very nice craft - suprise which both of us enjoyed a lot, especially Karolina.  Just I told her if she was interested to make a present for papa, she said immediately JA!!!

What we needed: 
1) red and white cardboard
2) decorations 
3) glue
4) scissors, red pencil

First, we drew her feet on red cardboard, and changed it a little bit into shape of heart at bottom. Then we glued it to the white cardboard.
After that the most exciting part with decorating started: stones in shape of heart,oval, square, glitter stickers - flowers.
At the end I took Karolina's hand and we wrote the words Papa, I love you! our little star found it funny and smiled during the whole process of writing.

              Papa, this heart is waiting for you at home. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!

P.S. this footprint you can also make with paints. And you can learn shapes with your toddler doing this activity: heart, circle, flower, square...

I hope you like our craft for Valentine's Day and I wish you all that your life is full of Love-)))

Weather craft - Umbrellas

Winter in Cyprus is quite rainy, and when you dream about snow you must go somewhere else to see it. Of course there are some places in mountains here but it is not that much of it. Today there was again rain. With thunderstorm. Karolina likes to listen to the sound of rain and sometimes she walks with umbreally around the house pretending that she is under the rain. At the beginning she was scared of the thunder but I can say that having lived here for a while, she already got used to it. I also tried to explain her that when the clouds meet each other they make this noise BOOM! Especially when clouds are huge, it can be rather strong. Now it is a kind of game for her as well to listen how "clouds meet".

Staying at home in this weather, the best thing is to make again something creative. So we made our own umbrellas with my little one.

For that we needed:
1) paper cupcakes cups
2) pipe cleaners (straws)
3) sticky band
4) glue
5) a sheet of paper

First of all I showed Karolina how to fold the cupcake cup to get the shape of umbrella.

Then we took a pipe cleaner and stuck it with a band.
After that  Karolina glued the cupcake cup inside that it cannot open. And she stuck umbrellas to the paper.

Finally Karolina drew some rain drops which changed into heavy rain-)))

"...on the west we have some showers! Please, don't forget your umbrellas today"

Hope tomorrow we will see sun again but sometimes rain can be also fun=)))

Wish you sunny weather. Thank you for reading-)))

P.S. Karolina was trying to sing today a song which I guess they were learning at the nursery and were singing it today too. Here is the link to youtube video RAIN-RAIN, Go AWAY!

Play-doh people activity

Today Karolina and I did something very interesting: we created our own play-doh people. This idea I saw on one of my favourite websites where Jelly Play Dough Critters were main characters of the post. You can also read there learning benefits of playing with play doh. But here you can see the result of our work and fantasy...

What we used:
1) play-doh
2) different things from craft sets (googly eyes, foam-glitter flowers, pipe-cleaners, feathers, etc)

You don't need so much for this activity, the only what is necessary- IMAGINATION!!!and never be scared to make something funny or even silly. For kids it doesn't exist. They like to create and they see much more than we think.

So, we took pieces of play-doh, made various shapes from it: balls, cyllinder, square, triangle (Here I should excuse ourselves if in final picture you will see other shapes, karolina had too much power when stuck in sth to the play-doh body).

Then we added eyes, flowers, feather, pipe cleaners as hair of people - just like we wished.

 And here is our company of strange play-doh people...
We didn't think about their names yet...but may be another time-)))
What was also good is that we trained counting numbers from 1 to 5 with Karolina in this activity:how many feathers or hair has this or that play-doh person.

Try to guess which one was created by me? lol...

Thank you for reading.