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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pinterest caterpillars

Monday afternoon, grandson Gavin was in the craft-computer room with Grandpa and saw a bag of pompoms. He asked to make a craft with them and that was fine with me but I could not think of anything.
So before Gavin and cousin Elizabeth got here Tuesday, I looked on Pinterest for preschool pompom crafts.  I found lots of them and picked this simple one for them to do. 

Pompom caterpillars
I cut long shapes with a circle-ish end for the head from brown card stock. I drew a simple smile-y face with a black marker. 
The grands dipped the pompoms in Elmer's glue and lined up pompoms on the caterpillar shapes.
For dipping, putting a little glue in a cupcake paper liner works great for these preschoolers. 

Do you do Pinterest? It does have some flaws but it has become my go-to site whenever I need a quick answer or a tip or a recipe or ideas to entertain the grands. 

We still have lots of pompoms even after they both made an army of caterpillars. So I will be looking for more ideas there soon.

13 comments:

  1. My "kid stuff" board on Pinterest has the most pins, I think. If only there was time and energy to do it all. LOL.
    Love the caterpillars! Silas loves pompoms - maybe we'll do this project, too.

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  2. Aww, we made those too with kids once. They are a lot of fun :)

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  3. lovely caterpillars. great idea!
    blessings regina

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  4. So cute! Yes, I use it to look up stuff too. I figure at this point nothing I think of is really original so it saves me lots of time when I do projects :)

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  5. Cute!The littles have enjoyed painting with pom-poms--dip pom-pom in paint and print away! Not rocket science but fun and simple for very little ones.

    You can also make Christmas ornaments by cutting shapes of cardboard--a wreath or candy cane and gluing pom-poms; then adding a ribbon to hang.

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  6. Looks like they are having a ball. I hate pintrest!! Ha, never been on it yet but my DD's are hooked. They are always printing things they want me to do for them.

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  7. Very cute! I'm enjoying Pinterest a lot!

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  8. Oh these are wonderful for the kids...and moms. My son made one many, many moons ago (at least 20 years) but on a clothespin and magnet on the back. Still use it on the fridge to hang papers.

    I do not use Pinterest, but am amazes at the stuff I see on blogs from there.
    blessings, jill

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    1. Jilly- I am impressed you've kept a caterpillar fridge magnet for so long.
      are you blogging these days? would love to catch up with you. I've missed you.

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    2. I appreciate you being impressed, as the son it not....too embarrassing he thinks. As if I have nude baby photos hanging there....I do not..

      I am kinda blogging....so many problems with hackers, spam, and photo stealing. Like I have photos worth stealing...good grief.

      We did move to another city, so I just started over with another blog, called gentle thoughts of homemaking. You do need to be signed in to read it, and for now I have no comments.

      Mostly reading blogs, but hope to start writing more once the Mr. is back in school.

      blessings, jllly

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  9. Love the pom pom caterpillars. When my GS is coming, I look for things like that for him to do. Recently we made rock bugs. There were lots of rock projects on pinterest.

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  10. How cute but more importantly how much your grandkids are growing.

    I just started using Pinterest and have a Pinterest inspired finishes file now too. It is a great way to find things of any subject.

    Hope you are well? And your husband and family? And how is your sweet mother? I think of her often and you too.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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