We’re a week in & I hope you all are enjoying all the fabulous ideas as part of the Cornucopia of Creativity Series thus far! Today’s post comes from one of my BlogHer #MomMob cohorts! Karen is sharing a fun way to celebrate with the kiddos, by making Thanksgiving bath toys! Enjoy!
Hi! <– Waving to all Mom Endeavor Readers!! My name is Karen and Chica Ramblings is my 2nd blog, a place for me to share random thoughts, parenting stories and my DIY/creative attempts at home! I feel quite honored that Sara is letting me share my frugal Thanksgiving project with you as part of the Cornucopia of Creativity series!
I decided to make a Thanksgiving art project that the boys could play with! After some research and thought, I ended up making Thanksgiving bath toys using simple craft foam.
This could potentially be free for crafty moms with extra craft foam stashed away! I am not a crafty mom, so I had none. I bought a variety pack at the Dollar Tree for $1 (duh!) and single sheets of black and brown for $0.89 at Michaels.
Then, I found simple Thanksgiving images online to use. Simple being important since you will be cutting the shapes out! I copied, cropped and pasted them into a word document. After playing with the sizes, I printed out my Thanksgiving shapes.
Finally, I used my templates to cut the fun Thanksgiving shapes from the craft foam! And that’s it!! Easy peasy! I did all of this myself, but depending upon the age of your child and their scissor skills they could also help make these!
Now my boys can decorate the bath tub and we can discuss the different shapes, what they are and their importance while playing!I spent under $3 for my project and am pretty happy with the simplicity of it and the results! Plus I have plenty of craft foam left for another project! Christmas Bath Toys, anyone?