One thing I always looked forward to about becoming a mom is the crafts and the coloring involved with raising a child. I love to color! In fact, I love it so much that when I was in nursing school I used to buy coloring books and crayons that I'd color in to clear my head after a long stretch of studying. Something about filling in those lines with all the colors of the rainbow is so relaxing!
Obviously Alice is still a bit too young to color or craft. Or maybe she isn't and I'm just not ready to deal with the mess that comes with doing those activities with a one-year old. But that doesn't mean that I can't get my color and craft on until she can join me!
If you read my blog with any regularity you know I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we finished up a carton of protein powder a few months back I decided to keep the container to make into a drum for Alice. Of course that container sat in its original state for weeks before I finally got around to decorating it the day before Alice's party. Let me tell you, nothing motivates me to get things done like having mommas and babies come over for a playdate and have them wonder why your kid is playing with whey protein! Here's what you'll need:
- Round container, emptied of its contents (the Quaker Oats container would be perfect, too)
- Colorful construction paper (12 in x 18 in)
- Rubber cement
- Colored pencils or crayons
- Printout of a fun animal or alphabet letter (I found mine here)
- Clear packing tape