Simple Toddler Craft – Sensory Flower Shaker

For this month’s flower themed craft I decided to do something that Aria could both enjoy making and enjoy playing with, and so we settled on a simple sensory flower shaker. Aria got involved in most aspects of this craft and really enjoyed it, from picking the flowers, to pouring way too much glitter in and shaking the bottle afterwards – I would say it was an all around win!

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The sensory shaker is simple to make, you can pretty much throw whatever you have lying around the house into it! We started by picking a few flowers from the garden and then we found an empty bottle, some washi tape, glitter pretty gems, buttons, craft flowers and green crepe paper. I also used decoupage glue, scissors and duct tape.

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I started by adding water to my bottle, though it doesn’t really matter which order you do it in. I didn’t fill it to the top just in case the weight of the items made the water rise too high. Aria then added everything in to the bottle, or everything that fit at least, we had to exclude a few of our items as they were too big to fit!

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Once Aria had added the flowers, buttons and gems she added the glitter, all the glitter. If you want to be able to see the flowers you may not want to add quite so much glitter, as we can’t see much else other than glitter, but Aria had fun so it is all good!

Once you are satisfied with the contents of your bottle add more water if required, screw the cap back on and cover with duct tape, then cover with pretty washi tape. Cut some ‘spikes’ into your green crepe paper and glue them onto the bottle, or if you prefer you could paint the ‘grass’ on.

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Once the glue has dried your toddler sensory flower shaker is complete and ready for some serious shaking.

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*Disclosure – we are Bostik Bloggers and receive a small box of crafts each month in exchange for a themed tutorial – the theme this month is Flowers*

Simple Toddler Craft – Bird Tree

Both Aria and I loved this month’s craft, a simple toddler craft bird tree. Aria because it involved a few of her favourite things which are getting outdoors and collecting sticks and sticking things to card, me because it wasn’t very messy and actually looks quite pretty. I’m totally going to add Easter eggs to it for Easter this weekend, two birds one stone. How apt.

toddler in forest collecting twigs for craft bird tree

We started the craft by collecting fallen sticks on our recent visit to St Fagan’s. I had planned to paint these white but Aria would have wanted to help and it would have been a disaster so I went au natural. Next up I drew around a bird shape onto a piece of card and a sheet of glitter card and then cut them out.

Simple toddler craft bird tree step by step tutorial

Next up I covered the plain card birds with PVA and let Aria go crazy with an assortment of feathers and glitzy beads. Once she had finished I moved the eyes from their bums to, well, their eyes and then left them to dry. Once dry I trimmed some of the overhanging feathers to tidy them up and then used a needle and cotton to thread the cotton through and tied into a knot to hang from the tree.

Simple toddler craft bird tree tutorial

This is definitely my kind of craft. It looks quite pretty, is easy for Aria to join in with and doesn’t make too much mess.

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*Disclosure – we are Bostik Bloggers and receive a small box of crafts each month in exchange for a themed tutorial – the theme this month is Birds/Flying*