Thursday, October 21, 2010

pumpkin decorating for a toddler

I found this great idea in Family Fun magazine yesterday and couldn't wait to make it!  Elijah has enjoyed a pumpkin decorating activity we found online here, so I knew he would like this magnetic version.  It hardly took any time to make and so far he's loved it.  I can't wait to make a snowman...and maybe a turkey?!  This is a great activity for focusing on shapes and faces!

Here's all you need:

  • 2 adhesive magnetic sheets (mine were about 5x7 that I already had and I think they're pretty cheap)
  • orange paper (I raided my scrapbook paper!)
  • black paper
  • scissors

Here's what you do:
  • Attach the orange paper to the magnetic sheet and cut the paper down to size.  Cut out a pumpkin shape!
  • Attach the black paper to a magnetic sheet and cut out several shapes for eyes, noses, mouths, and anything else you want!
  • Put it on the fridge and see how long it takes your child to find it!



Jeni Sinclair said...

Good idea and precious picture!

CLewis said...

Love this idea!! Simple but sure to entertain the little ones:)

I have been meaning to pick up those adhesive magnet strips...where do you get them?

Erin said...

I've always found them at Wal-Mart (but we don't really have anywhere else nearby that would sell it)!

For this, I used a 2-pack of magnetic sheets that was from Wal-Mart. Hope you can find what you need!