I was very sad to realize that while I was so excited to do these fun things, essentially your child is not really 'up for the fun' as they are lumps of flesh that poop, cry, attempt to sleep, and occasionally smile--although it is usually gas.
BUT NOW....6 months later....crafty fun is definitely in view. And we did our first official one this weekend with Paddy Jr in town...and we created a great little CHristmas keepsake.
It involved painting the feet...which was not quite as messy as I was anticipating.
We had to wait to let the little foot prints dry before adding the thumb-print 'rudolph nose.'
Let's just say that trying to paint a babies fingers when all they want to do is shove those fingers in their mouth makes for a very interesting task.
But the finished product was so cute...look at how proud they are:
I love that Matilda has one reindeer with no toes...
And Paddy had one with a beehive
And of course, these pictures make good munching toys too...
I'm already brainstorming what we can do for a fun craft in January. I welcome any ideas!!