Friday, March 01, 2013

Confetti Paper Art

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We probably all have tons of recyclables laying around the house.  If your recycling situation is anything like mine, it is probably overwhelming your garage, awaiting delivery to the nearest recycling center.  It's true.  I like to recycle, but I just hate taking it to where it needs to go.

We eat a lot of yogurt here and usually buy the big containers as opposed to the individual serving size.  That means we have an overabundance of yogurt containers taking up space in the garage.  So we reuse it for many different things.  Today, we used two large yogurt containers to revisit a favorite and super easy craft.  I usually call it confetti paper art, but shake art is also a good fit.

Here is what it will look like:

Confetti paper art for toddlers from And Next Comes L

Materials
  • Broken crayons, preferably with wrappers removed
  • Yogurt container or something similar
  • Paper - I used white printer paper, but really anything would work
Materials needed to make confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

Cut the paper to a size that would easily line the inside of the chosen container.  Place broken crayons inside and put the lid on.

This craft is so simple and appropriate for so many ages.  Even crawling babies would be capable of pushing the containers around.  My boys, on the other hand, preferred to shake the containers, throw them, and even hold them upside down.

K making confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

J and K making confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

J making confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

J making confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

K making confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

The boys had so much fun.  And depending on how many crayons you have in the container, it can become quite a noisy art project.  What kid doesn't enjoy making lots of noise?!

Here's K's finished art project:

Confetti paper art for toddlers from And Next Comes L

I love the simplicity of this craft, but I love that it can be tailored to different ages.  For instance, J is almost 3 1/2 years old and he has been practicing his writing skills and you can see him writing his name below. 

Writing name on confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

Writing name on confetti paper art from And Next Comes L

So start making use of those recyclables and then shake, rattle, and roll your way into a super easy craft project!

Want more crafts for toddlers?  Check out these ideas or browse my Crafts for Kids board on Pinterest.

Confetti paper art for toddlers from And Next Comes L

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