My little one loves to make things with her hands. We are always trying to find some new and simple craft projects for toddlers on Pinterest. There are so many of them, but I wanted to share some of our favorite ones. These blogs have so many cool ideas, so don’t forget to check them out – you will get so much inspiration, I guarantee you that.
Here are some really simple and fun craft projects for your toddlers and preschoolers.
9 Simple Craft Projects For Toddlers
1. Paper Bowl Jellyfish
This colorful jellyfish craft for toddlers doesn’t require any painting so it’s a perfect mess-free craft for toddlers. One of our favorite simple crafts for toddlers. Source: I Heart Crafty Things
2. Button Snail
This is adorable preschool craft – you can make a wonderful snails using just old cds and colourful buttons. Source: I Heart ArtsNCrafts
3. Painting With Rain
This is a scented homemade paint recipe made from just two ingredients, and one of them is rain. Such a cool idea – one of my favorite simple crafts for toddlers. Source: Learn Play Imagine
4. Handprint Tree
Beautiful Handprint Tree art idea for kids. Perfect for preschoolers exploring Autumn themes and colours. Source: Arty Crafty Kids
5. Handprint Earth Day Craft
Simple handprint crafts are the best choice for toddlers! Source: Crafty Morning
5 Important Things to Consider Before Buying A Best Waterproof Backpack
Thinking of going for that backpacking trip? You must go ahead with your plans, but remember that if you need to buy a backpack, then you must get the right one for this trip. A good backpack evenly distributes the weight on the shoulders, hips, and waist over the back making less stressful on the shoulders itself where the weight is more concentrated otherwise. Here are 5 important things that you must check beforebuying a best waterproof backpack.
Purpose of use and size
Someone purchasing a backpack should be aware of the purpose of its use.
It will be extremely funny if someone buys a trekking backpack just to carry a laptop to the office! These days you have different types of backpacks are for used for multiple purposes. A short heighted person carrying a large backpack to its full utilized weight will eventually lose the equilibrium of his body and will topple easily. This should be avoided by making the right choice in backpacks.
Make and material of the backpack
Materials play an imperative role while choosing the right backpack. If you are adventurous by nature and intend to go to trekking, rock climbing or hunting in the forest, then consider getting lightweight backpacks. However, you must make sure that these backpacks are sturdy and made of soft material with a thick lining and shoulder padding that will save you from bearing the weight. Again, if you are a backpacker and planning for a cross country ride, then you must mull over getting something that is big enough to retain your supplies. To be honest, your need must define your haversack.
The backpack will make a style statement
A person’s style statement becomes a paramount part of how he or she carries herself in public with the accessories in place. These backpacks come in various shapes and sizes. It really becomes quite difficult to choose the best one for your purpose because of this. You may come across a lot of varieties, but your requirement, trends and opting for easy to maintain colors can be a way out. Remember, bright and thick zipper with attractive zipper heads are a head turner for all!
Know your backpack fully
A person should be accustomed to his or her backpack before taking it on the field. It is primarily important to know the locking and strapping mechanism of the pack and how to release in case of any emergency. You must be familiar with pockets that can hold water bottles, medicines, knife, cutter, camera, mobiles and personal belongings. It is recommended to have a small demo of the product before you actually buy it.
Beware of fake and cheap backpacks in the market
We conclude that backpacks are you must keep the practical aspect in mind to buy a genuine backpack. In fact, this should be one of the most important elements of the 5 important things that you must check before buying a waterproof backpack. There is no death of fake products in the market, made of cheap quality materials. You should develop the eye to differentiate between them.
From the type of bike you need to have to the law requirements, here’s everything you need to know before you purchase any child bike seat.
Child Bike Seat – All you Need to Know
1. How old does my toddler need to be?
Well, it depends on where you live, but to put it simply: age requirements for EU are 9 months, and 1 year for US.
2. Is child bike seat safe?
There is one important thing that you need to know when it comes to child bike seat safety – a standard that verifies if the child bike seat is good and safe. In Europe, the English Standard (BE EN 14344) is required for all seats and it is used to certify front and rear-mounted seats for a child 9 months old and up. In the US, the ASTM standard will only certify rear-mounted seats for a child age one and up. While the ASTM does not certify front-mounted seats, they are legally allowed to be sold in the US and all front-mounted seats available are certified by English Standards.
3. What type of bike do I need?
With countless different types of bike frames and sizes, as well as numerous bike seat mounting systems, it’s easy to see how challenging obtaining a perfect mount can be. As a general, standard city bikes or commuter bikes (mountain bike style frames without suspension) are the most versatile, while specialty bikes, such as road or full-suspension mountain bikes, are not recommended. But the most important thing is to make see what mounting options your bike has.
4. Front or rear mounting?
For a smaller child, you will prefer front mounting because you can see your toddler at all times. After they are the age of three and/or over 33 lbs you have to switch to rear-mounted seats up to 70 lbs. The problem of front mounting is that just a few bikes are compatible. Most common way to mount is direct on a frame. Here are a couple of our picks for a good Child Bike Seat.
In our house, we love to read, but sometimes I am not sure which books are suitable for toddlers and babies. There are so many books to choose from for your little ones. Here is our selection of best new interactive books for kids 2017. If you want your kids to get interested in books there is no better way to start than with the interactive books for kids and toddlers.
Every fan of Sesame Street‘s Elmo will clap their hands in delight as they play with this hardcover board book that has an actual plush puppet of Elmo built right into it. My daughter loves this book because when we are not reading it, it fills the role of a toy with talking Elmo. Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 can act out the words to the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands” with the Elmo puppet, or follow along as an older child or adult leads the way with this utterly irresistible, interactive book.
It’s cute and the story is simple… The puppet part is on the right and story is on the left side of the pages. It is a sturdy board book. This book is made for toddlers and it’s perfect for easter time.
This book is a toy and its genus and endless fun for your toddler. You can switch between words and sounds and music. Your toddler will love to turn the pages, and especially like the big selection of different words, sounds, and melodies. I will be getting more of these for the upcoming holidays! This book is super sturdy so it can survive all kind of throwing and everything you can expect from a toddler.
This super cute book is a perfect choice for reading for a good night book to your toddler. It’s nighttime, and Little Owl wants to say goodnight to all her friends before she goes to sleep. She sees something fluffy peeking out from the bushes: Goodnight, Mommy Bunny! She sees stripy tails hanging from the trees. Goodnight, raccoons! Children will love pushing out the sturdy sliders on each page of this board book until Little Owl has said goodnight to a bunch of different animals, and finally, her family!
Emma Parrish makes a really nice slide and seeks books and this one is no exception. Busy bear shows you his new home and is faced with a lot of desitions. Where should he stay? Should he stay in the bushes? No, that’s Fox’s home! Should he stay in the burrow?
With 10 cool sound buttons, fun facts, full-color pictures, and much more, this Discovery Kids sound-and-reference book is a unique way for kids to learn about life at the zoo! Kids ages 2 and up will love matching the sounds to the animals in this vibrant and interactive book. The buttons for sounds are easy to push for a young child.
One of the best-rated amazon interactive books for kids for a good reason. Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Kids will learn a lot through having fun.
Children can practice writing and number skills, spelling, math and many more essential learning activities over and over again with this fantastic wipe-clean work book. Perfect for little ones learning their basic skills.
I found this cool idea about ‘link love’ on several websites I like to read on daily basis. People are sharing their favorite things they found online that week. I love that! I found so many cool blogs and interesting websites by reading other bloggers’ ‘link love’.
I decided to also do something similar. I will share all the cool things I stumbled upon recently. Hope you will like my picks and find something cool for you.
If you like fun and unique soaps, you’re at the right place. This amazing Etsy shop has so many choices that I can’t even pick my favorite one. The owner and SoapMaster-in-Chief of Smelly Cat Soaps is talented Vicky.
She loved smelly soaps but she was allergic to them, even the hypoallergenic stuff – imagine that! Luckily, she decided to try to make her own soaps, and because of that, you can now buy this wonderful handmade soaps!
My daughter can’t sleep without her pink blanket. Oh, what a tantrum would we have if she lost her precious blanket somewhere. I guess that is why she loved this charming book about little Dylan so much – she could relate to his problem 🙂 What is it about? Dylan cannot sleep without his Cosydoze, but it goes missing on a visit to Granny’s house. Buy this amazing and heart-warming book and find out where has it gone and can Mum and Dad get Dylan to sleep without it.
We loved it and I truly recommend it to everyone!
I was looking for cute baby slippers for my friend’s baby shower and look what I found. This lady on Etsy makes amazing and cutest baby slippers. Every single model is unique and entirely handmade. She even makes custom orders so you can pick any size, color or shape you would like. This can be a great gift for birthdays, baptism, baby showers..
You can also find some cute headbands and jewelry here – something for everyone.
All the items are made in Switzerland, but they do send to other countries. Take a look and I am sure you will find something adorable.
Do you love jewelry? I do, and my little one is also obsessed about it lately. She is stealing all my jewelry and that is why I have to buy even more jewelry 🙂 I love to browse around Etsy to try to find something unique. And I found Helge Jewelry, a handmade Estonian brand that started out in 2014. The name Helge is actually an adjective in Estonian language that means light, positive or intelligent. It is a brand of unique designs made with gemstones, silver and gold worked into jewelry such as pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. I love every single item! Check it out and tell me which one is your favorite!
I am a big fan of subscription boxes and I have to say I tried lots of them. But my obsession went another level when I found out there are so many subscription boxes for kids out there.
Here is the ultimate list! If you have some subscription box for kids that is not on the list, just leave the link in the comments section or drop me an email. I was mostly focussed on those that will ship worldwide.
Feel free to check some more subscription boxes on CrateJoy.
This box is filled with the cutest personalized items – with the theme you choose. They will do all of the searching to provide you only the best for your little one. For each business they feature, they give you a small description of who they are and where you can buy more of their amazing apparel.
Ships: worldwide Price: from $34.95
You can check their Facebook page for more photos and information: Facebook page
LitJoy Crate is a monthly book box subscription for readers of all ages! LitJoy Crate has a monthly Young Adult book crate, monthly Picture book crate, they also offer one-time products for readers of all ages in their shop.
Ships: worldwide Price: from $29.99
Everything you want to know about them you can check on their FAQ page.
Authentic Disney goodies sent to your doorstep every month. A Walt Life Subscription Box guarantees you’ll receive an assortment of delightful goodies from the most Magical place on Earth. Imagine having Disney Magic brought right to your front door every month! Ships: worldwide Price: from $8
Everything you want to know about them you can check on their FAQ page.
The Little Bookish Wardrobe is a monthly subscription box, created to help inspire imagination in your child! Each month, your child will receive a book to read, along with unique play costume pieces that match the theme and characters of the book.
Price: from $32.99
MyEduCrate is a subscription box service created by certified teachers with exciting, surprising educational themes that will inspire, engage and entertain your children.
Price: from $39.95
Boxes are curated with children on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing needs in mind. You will receive a monthly surprise assortment of sensory toys and tools to engage your child in fun, therapeutic play.
Ships to: US and Canada
Price: from $39.95
Reading Bug Box brings the best in children’s literature to your doorstep. Personalized deliveries are matched to a child’s age, interests and reading level.
Ships to: US (and Hong Kong)
Price: from $19.99
Subscription boxes for teens and tween girls with positive messages to uplift and inspire.
Ships to: United Kingdom
Price: from £16.00/month
Subscription Box For Kids – other countries
Box For Monkeys
Each box contains something to explore, a recipe to cook, a craft activity to make, ideas to create, a music activity to enjoy, a game to play and a book to read.
Ships to: Australia
Price: from $47,95/month