One Mommy is thrifty, so store brand cereals are what the kids get. When I came home with our store brand version of Lucky Charms I saw a couple cool craft ideas on the box. Bonus!
With the heat index rising above 100 degrees, doing a craft this morning sounded like a good idea.
And all we needed to make these cute aliens were paper plates, crayons, tape, and scissors… Love it when I have all the needed supplies already at hand! (And when it’s inexpensive!)
At first I followed the box’s directions; I folded the plate and made all the necessary cuts. But when I opened it, I realized it was going to be pretty tricky for a 2 and 3 year old to color their aliens that way without 1. getting crayon on the floor and 2. ripping the plates. So I modified it a little and only cut out the wedge for the head and mouth for the 2 year old and I cut the slit to make arms in the one for the 3 year old. I figured I’d do the other cuts after coloring. I showed each of them where they should draw eyes for their alien and hair. Peanut, my preschooler, was very serious in her coloring. Her toddler brother lost interest when Mommy said he wasn’t supposed to color on the refrigerator…
The kids had a blast with them afterwards. Crafts they can play with later are always good. Little Peanut, preschooler that she is, had me flying aliens around all morning. She can’t wait to show her daddy her newest creation!
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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
Oh, those crafts turned out so cute! I know, this heat is awful!
JDaniel4's Mom says
This is such a cute idea!
What a cute idea. I love taking a craft an tweaking it a bit to make it work better. Good job.
Stopping by from SITS.
Yep, sometimes there is a cute craft that just won’t work with younger kids without a little tweaking… Thanks for stopping by; off to check out your site now!
Fun! Kids just love that stuff. Stopping by from SITS.