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Holiday Toddler Crafts: Noodle Bracelet

A fun toddler craft to make and to give!

DIY Toddler Gift

So remember when I shared the Candy Cane Ornaments yesterday and realized they may be a little too advanced for Little Man?  I mean they’re a great craft for toddlers– just for older toddlers– probably around 3 years old is a good age for the Candy Cane Ornaments.  Anyway, while we were working on the Candy Canes I realized we needed to substitute and FAST…before a meltdown ensued because Little Man LOVES doing his crafts.

I ran to the pantry to see what I could substitute for the little beads and found some rigatoni….perfect!  I thought about letting Little Man make necklaces but the yarn was too flimsy for him to work with after working with the stiff pipe cleaners.  So he (with the help of his Great Grandma) started stringing the rigatoni on the pipe cleaners and had a blast.

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Once he would finish stringing the rigatoni I would twist the ends of the pipe cleaners making them into bracelets.  Little Man was so proud of himself and had so much fun giving his creations to his Grandma, Nana, Abuela, and Aunt.

The toddler craft fail was saved and turned into a crafting win!

I thought about letting Little Man decorate the noodles….but he was so excited to give them as gifts I figured why bother making the mess. Wink

Bye for now! Where I Shop- (1)
Thrive Market - It's like the Costco of organics...this is where I get all of my sugar, flour, baking supplies, kids snacks, etc.
Zaycon Foods- This is where I buy most of my meat products in bulk.  The quality is amazing and the prices just can't be beat!  I mean, $1.89 a pound for boneless all-natural chicken breasts!!  It is bulk but you can always split with a friend or make up a bunch of freezer meals like I do!
Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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