So to keep her busy while I work in the kitchen, I gave her some frozen colored ice-cubes that I froze the night before.
Simple: Fill the ice tray with water. Add a dot of food coloring to each cube. Freeze. Enjoy! We added some toy dishes and spoons.
It was a really hot day, so the ice cubes melted rather fast. But it was fun while it lasted. And it was long enough for me to get my things done 🙂
Because we live overseas away from home, our families couldnt be here for the party 😦
So the only people who came to the party were… BirBir, my husband, and I! But it was still tons of fun 🙂
I literally decided on the color scheme and what I really wanted about 2 days ago (yes, on BirBir’s birthday, I thought…. “hmmm, I should really make it a “party” even if no one is coming!”)
So that’s when everything started.
As for the colors I picked: red & yellow. Well, I was at the store buying some gift wrap for BirBir’s gifts when I saw the red and white polka dot wrapping paper. Polka dots are my weakness! Then I saw the plain, bright yellow wrapping paper sitting right next to it! I was sold!
Shopping around, I found some cute red & yellow polka dot cupcake paper, and smaller ones in yellow and white dots. I was sold once again!
As for the menu, I wanted all the food to be red & yellow. So naturally, I went with lemons, strawberries, watermelons, bananas, pomegranates, tomatoes, corn, red beans, and pineapples 🙂 Yummy!
I leave you with the pictures. Enjoy!
While I would love to add alllll the pics I took that day here, it just wouldn’t be right, now would it? So instead, I put the rest of the pics in a mini photo gallery.
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Yes, you heard me, TWO!
The big T.W.O.!
These past two years have been filled with joy and happiness and it’s all because of this little girl! She is truly a blessing to us. We thank God everyday for bringing her into our lives.
So today I followed that rule yet again.
- Kabob sticks (skewers)
- Straws (different colored ones would be nice)
- Something to stick the kabob sticks into, I used a Styrofoam ball which I cut in half
First, you would want to cut the straws into smaller pieces. Then, all you have to do is stick the kabob sticks into the Styrofoam ball and have the child thread the pieces of cut up straws through the sticks! Fun, fun, fun!
As you may have guess, this activity MUST BE DONE UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION. At NO point in time should you leave your toddler with his activity alone. First, we have the sharp kabob sticks and then we have the small pieces of cut up straws. So again, do it with close adult supervision.
I was thinking to add tempera paint, but then I thought to just mix a few drops of food coloring and call it a day!
The colors were sooo bright and vibrant! Mixing the food coloring with the pina coloda gave it a marble-y effect. Just beautiful!
Handed BirBir a couple of paintbrushes and some paper, and she was ready to go!
I used 4 different colors (that’s what I had on hand); red, organe, yellow, and green. I simply poured some powder into the small container and added water unitl I got the consistancy that I wanted. BirBir was helping in this part 🙂
I didn’t want it to be too watery nor too thick, so it came out just right.
BirBir enjoyed painting with the jello mix, and once she realized it was safe to taste, she wouldn’t stop tasting! lol
Next time I will have to remember to use the Sugar-Free kind!
I do have to warn you though, it will get very messy and very sticky! I made the mistake of not wiping down the table right away. By the time I cleaned up BirBir and came back, it was dty as a rock on the table! Luckily for me it’s a glass table, so with some soaking and a bit of scrubbing, it came off. So just wipe the table right away once your little one is done painting.
The paintings will dry up hard, yet very pretty. The bouns? They smell delicious!! BirBir’s jello painting is still hanging on the fridge 🙂
Have fun and let me know how it goes with you!
Since my little can’t cut yet, I pre-cut all the parts for her. Then, I handed her the glue and she was free to glue them anyway she wanted. Of course, we did discuss that it she is making a tiger and she knows what a tiger should look like. Nevertheless, it was all up to her as to how to essemle it.
Of course, an animal craft is complete (in BirBir’s opinion) unless it ends with added those lovely googley eyes! And let me tell you, I just LOVE the way she glued them this time… so abstracty! 😉
At the end, she wasn’t into coloring it, so it was complete with just a few orange scribbles with an orange marker.