Saturday, January 14, 2012
Easy Octopus Craft From Paper Towel Holder
Little Buddy still doesn't talk a lot. One word he does know is, "FOOTBALL!!!" He yells this approximately 205 times per night, and then immediately tries to tackle someone. That someone is usually Munchkin Girl, and sometimes she plays, but the other night, she wasn't in the mood for his antics and was getting very agitated. In other words, she kept screaming in a high-pitched voice, "Mommmmmy!!!! He won't stop wrestling me!!! Make him Stooooooopppp!!"
Although Hubby is an orthopedic surgery resident, I didn't want to put his talents to use at home, so we opted for a very quick and easy craft: A Painted Octopus from Paper Towel Holders. I got out our paints and first they painted the tubes:
Once they were done painting, I cut long slits and made them into an Octopus. This was especially popular since Munchkin Girls still lives for anything that involves Ariel:
Again, I love crafts that are cheap, easy a fun and this one definitely qualifies!! What some people don't realize, is that directing energy to something positive and fun can change the whole mood for the night. Instead of constant fighting and whining, you might get smiles. Kids are very proud of creations.
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