Saturday Reagan’s little boyfriend Jaydon came over to play. It is so cute to watch these two interact together. They’ve been friends since we moved to Iowa when she was 4 months and he was 18 months old.
First we made salt dough (aka Homemade playdoh) which is super easy and extra messy!
Excuse my messy microwave. Clearly I need to make banana bread.
Then we made handprint keepsakes which I baked to harden. Do you know how hard it is to get a good handprint from a toddler? This is 3 decent out of 50 attempts…each. We will paint their name and date and give them to family members.
Up next is out painting project. This was fun…and a complete mess!
Exploring the table I set up. Oh, what’s this? Reagan had already pitched her egg carton on the floor.
The mess started developing rather quickly once we got started.
This is the completed activity. I must confess I was very surprised how focused and engaged in the project they were. We must have painted nearly an hour. Afterwards a bath was very much in order. I forgot to get a picture of Jaydon’s caterpillar finished but basically it was John Deere green and yellow which is fitting for a tractor loving 2 year old!
We finished with a bit of finger painting before our bath and snack.
My goodness, I love being the mama to a toddler!
I got this idea over at Pinterest. Are you addicted yet? I am.