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Legit Mother’s Day Gifts Toddlers Can Make

Legit Mother's Day Gifts that Toddlers can Make. Handmade, DIY Gifts for Mother's Day Toddler Gifts. DIY Toddler Projects. Gifts babies can make. Unique Mother's Day Gifts. Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother's DayMother’s Day is just around the corner and you know you need to make something special. You definitely want a gift with that sentimental touch of being handmade, but Mom’s babies are still only toddlers and they can’t do much. They can’t really write or much less spell, so how do you help them make a Mother’s Day Gift she’ll really love? Simple, you focus on what your beautiful babies can do, draw.

Legit Mother’s Day Gifts Toddlers Can Make

The internet is full of DIY Gifts that kids can make. Kids, who are crafty and can wield scissors. But there isn’t much out the for the babies past the Macaroni Necklace, and you already did that last year…. So here we go. Here are two simple, crafty gifts that your babies can give to Mom that she will really love and use.

Doodle Mom Mug

I know you’ve seen this project before with all the perfect little polka dots and drawn flowers, but babies can’t do that and this gift is from them. So, instead, for this handmade Mother’s Day Gift we go the doodle route.

All you Need

  1. Oil Based Sharpie Paint Pens {you should already have theses from the Snowman Mugs}
  2. Coffee Mug {buy in bulk at Dollar Tree too so all the Grandma’s and Aunts get one!}
  3. Alphabet Stickers
  4. Oven

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You put the stickers on to spell Mom or whichever grandma or loved-one you wish. Create a space where the kids can reach the pens but where you can also help them so that they do not drop and break the mugs. For this round, I let Wyatt doodle in one color and Cash in another. We make it University of Oregon colors. #GoDucks

Then when they finish their Doodle Masterpiece {they will be so proud of their handmade work it will melt your heart} carefully peel off the stickers. Preheat your oven to 300* and let them bake for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet. This process sets the oil based markers so that they won’t wash off.

Wrap it up and your sentimental, toddler-made Mother’s Day Gift is ready to go!


Doodle Name Tote

I really love this one and use mine regularly. There is a little bit more adult help and equipment to this Mother’s Day Gift, but it is an exceptionally good one! You’re actually turning your toddlers’ artwork into a gift for mom. How much more special can you get?

All you need

  1. Fabric Paper {you’ll need to make this ahead of time. See the Tutorial HERE}
  2. Fabric Pens
  3. Cricut Machine
  4. Iron
  5. Tote Bag

For this Mother’s Day Gift I used 2 colors of Fabric Paper, white which they doodled on and then a solid color as the shadow. After you make your Fabric Paper {learn how to do that HERE} have the babies draw all over it. I told them to cover as much of the white space as possible. I also removed the colors I didn’t want them to use which may make the drawing look mucky, like browns and grays.

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When they’re done drawing, cut the Fabric Paper to fit on your Cricut Cut Mat. Know my Cricut is 10 years old and they don’t sell this model anymore, although they should since this beauty is still going strong!! Find yourself a Cricut Machine HERE

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Mom is now ready to sport her new custom artwork tote bag!


 

 

 

 


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How to Make Fabric Paper for Iron-On Projects | Pin of the Week

How to Make Fabric Paper for Iron-On Projects. Fabric Letters. How to Cut out Fabric LettersAre you obsessed with your Cricut Machine as much as I am? I didn’t even know all the amazing things I could do with it…. I cut paper for a multitude of amazing reasons in my Etsy Shop, The Vintage Event. But I really started having fun when I realized I could cut fabric too. To do this, you must first turn it into Fabric Paper, which is actually very easy!

What is Fabric Paper?

Fabric, as we all know, is soft and can bunch up easily. If it doesn’t have a strong backing or is pulled taught all the way around it can easily bunch up, snag or even fray when running a blade across it. Fabric Paper solves that problem. It also eliminates the need to sew as it give the fabric an iron-on back side. More on that later.This technique is also how you would run fabric through your printer. All you really need to do

Why make Fabric Paper?

This technique is also how you would run fabric through your printer. But I most use it to cut out letters and then iron them onto another piece of fabric. Your crafting really takes on a new dimension when you can affix letters to surfaces without sewing!

How to Make Fabric Paper

The main ingredient is Heat Bond by the yard. This product is a roll of paper with double sided, heat activated adhesive.

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I use Fabric Quarters which I first iron out and then lay on top on the Heat Bond.
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Wrong side of Fabric to Sticky side of Heat Bond

Iron your whole piece of fabric on to the Heat Bond so that it is smooth with no wrinkles or bubbles.

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Then cut off your remaining Heat Bond and you have a large sheet of Fabric Paper!

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You can now cut your Fabric Paper into smaller sizes so that it fits through your printer or onto your Cricut Cutting Mat. I most often cut the Fabric Paper into letters and make my projects including this Fabric Letter Banner in my Etsy Shop.


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How to Make Chocolate Play-dough

How to make Chocolate Play-Dough. Chocolate Playdough Recipe. Valentines Sensory Play. Easter Basket Gift Idea. DIY Easter. Sensory PlayThere are all sorts of reasons you might need a Chocolate Play-dough recipe in your Mom Files. Play-dough itself is a super fun thing to play with and there are endless activities you can do with your Toddler. Today I’m sharing with you this easy peasy Chocolate Play-dough recipe because we are using it to learn about Teeth-Brushing! I know, sounds interesting right? You can check out that post soon enough! Let’s get to it….

Chocolate Play-Dough Recipe

What you need:

  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Hershey Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Wax paper

Directions:

Boil your 2 Cups of water and then mix in your smallest portions first. So, work up the Ingredient List backward. I started doing it this way because if you start with the big ingredients first, it becomes difficult to mix in the smaller portions once the dough starts forming.

Once you have a clump, spoon it all out onto a piece of wax paper and separate it into smaller balls to cool. Once it becomes cool enough to handle start kneading it to further mix the ingredients but also to make it smooth.

Kids can help knead too!

Let the fun begin!

You can use Chocolate Play-dough for pretend play, Valentine’s gifts, Easter Baskets or even just for fun. I am a big fan of taste safe Sensory Play materials and although you probably shouldn’t eat it, all of the ingredients are edible. Let your Toddlers experience all of their senses, including a fantastic smell!

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