August 27, 2009

What are little boys made of? Weekly Round-Up #3

 
Welcome to the third installment of What are little boys made of? Weekly Round-Up! This week finds us with more crafty ideas for the lil' guys in our life.

NOTE: Of course my mission is to bring to you crafting ideas for our little men, many of the ideas in these weekly round-ups are unisex and I know many lil' girls who would love them too!

PUZZLE BAGS
Seeing this post at One More Moore instantly transported me back to my youth. My Pepere would make his grandchildren (all 36 of us) puzzles in all different shapes, cats, dogs, trucks, etc. out of wood. My Memere would paint them and then sew puzzle bags to keep them in. The easy to follow tut over at One more Moore will help keep your lil' ones puzzle pieces all in one place when being stored. No more opening the closet or cupboard only to have 20 wooden puzzle pieces falling on your head! Oh - and while you are perusing the blog, look for her Cozy Cone Motel post archived under May. If your litle dude is a fan of the cars movie, then this is a must have!

ROBOT APPLIQUE


I have made my own weekly round-up for the first time!!! Since I have succeeded in my first applique attempt I have become addicted! I drew a very simple robot outline, freehanded the part around the eyes and the belly piece and added the number 2. I was going to put an M instead for my son (Mason) but somehow got sidetracked and came out with a 2 for his age instead!

Mason LOVED the robot and actually walked around with the paper template for an hour before I could pry it out of his hands to trace onto the Wonder Under. I put him down for bed and made the shirt and when he woke up in the morning he LOVED his surprise. Unfortunately I only had a blank long sleeve shirt for him and it has been unseasonably HOT here, so he'll have wait to wear it for a few more weeks!

HOODED TOWEL

I LOVE this idea! I am already planning on making this for two lil' guys this Christmas. I am going to make a towel with their name on it and then get them a bath toy to go with it. I found a good tutorial over at Makes and Takes
, but if you google "easy hooded towel for kids" you'll find lots out there.

1 comment:

  1. Adorable again..It's so difficult to find the right pattern for boys, and this one is just so right! Bet your child loved the shirt, too!

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