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Quick help - I need craft ideas for my 18 month old!!

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Thankyouandgoodnight Wed 09-Jul-08 14:38:27

I am very pregnant with very sore hips and back etc and it's raining, so I desperately need ideas on what I can do with DD!!

I have playdoh and painting stuff but is there anything else that we can do craft wise??

MrsTiddles Wed 09-Jul-08 17:44:29

cutting out paper chain people
making play food out of the play doh (does she have play pans and spoons or some she can use from the kitchen?)
do you have any dried pasta? you can make home made shakers with finished loo roll and paper on the ends or empty bottles
blowing bubbles with washing up liquid? (having suggested that I think wiping the floor afterwards might be bad for your hips)

crochetdiva Wed 09-Jul-08 18:03:34

papier maché on a balloon - make a pig / vase
mashed potato sculpting
collage from magazines - food / flowers
make a piggy bank out of an old container (like a gravy granules pot) - decorate with stickers / paint etc.
play "Guess the Animal Sound"
play at postmen with old envelopes
make maracas
play dress-up
make a mask with a paper bag
play "toy hospital"
play "mirror dancing"
make a vase out of an old fizzy drinks bottle- decorate with stickers etc.
make a wiggly worm out of an egg box and string & decorate
play "What's missing?"
paint a stone
make a crown

all these ideas are from a brilliant book: days of creative play http://www.amazon.co.uk/365-Creative-Days-Play-Children/dp/1570710295/ref=cm_lmf_tit_12_rsrsrs0 - a useful resource when you are fed up of doing the same old stuff (although there are some seriously whacky ideas too!)

hth

crochetdiva Wed 09-Jul-08 18:04:31

oops ... try the link again ....
days of creative play http://www.amazon.co.uk/365-Creative-Days-Play-Children/dp/1570710295/ref=cm_lmf_tit_12_rsrsrs0

crochetdiva Wed 09-Jul-08 18:05:13

[[ aaargh, and again!! http://www.amazon.co.uk/365-Creative-Days-Play-Children/dp/1570710295/ref=cmlmf_tit_12rsrsrs0]]

crochetdiva Wed 09-Jul-08 18:05:38

I will do this!

iBundle Wed 09-Jul-08 18:07:52

sock animals
cornflour
potato prints
card making (great for family)
if weather ever gets better, give paint brush and cup of water - let her paint the bricks on your walls outside

Thankyouandgoodnight Wed 09-Jul-08 19:38:35

oh cool thanks for these ideas and the book link crochet!! Do you think that the book is worth getting?

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