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Do It Yourself (DIY) craft ideas that you and your kids can create together! Take a look at how we’ve used Step2 toys in creative ways.

Winter Arts & Crafts: Holiday Magnets

Holiday Magnets

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start decorating for the holidays! This month, we’ve created a craft that allows your youngsters to help with decorations. Making adorable holiday magnets will help spread the joy and anticipation for the celebrations ahead. Plus, it’s the perfect way for you and your little ones to show off your artistic creations!

Here what you’ll need:

supplies

Steps:

  1. Cut foam snowflakes into a circle.
  2. Place adhesive magnetic strips on the back of each circle.
  3. Use some of the circles to create the faces for the snowmen. Glue googly eyes and cut of pieces of the foam sheets to create a nose and mouth. You can also use the foam sheets to make a scarf for your snowmen!
  4. With the green foam sheet, you and your little ones can design a Christmas tree and add lights with the other colors from the sheets. You can also create a star to place on top! Add a magnetic strip to the back of the tree and the star.
  5. Place the magnets on the magnetic side of your art easel or fridge and begin “building” snowmen and playing with the Christmas tree!

*Optional step: With the leftover foam snowflakes, you can place magnetic strips on the back of them and add those to your fridge or kid’s easel.

holidaymagnettutorial

Will you and your little artists create these magnets for the holidays?

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Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.

Halloween Fun: Haunted House

haunted house

We are a week away from the spookiest time of year! Do you dress up and decorate your house during Halloween? In honor of this ghoulish holiday, we have an adorable way that your kids can participate in the decorating fun!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Steps:

  1. Spread the spider webbing all over the playhouse.
  2. Add spiders to the web.
  3. Place other Halloween decorations near the playhouse windows.

hauntedhouse tutorial

fridiyhauntedhouse

This easy DIY craft encourages creativity and it’s also a great way to make believe! Little ones can pretend to trick-or-treat at this haunted playhouse. Will you and your family decorate your kiddo’s little home during this spook-tastic time of year? If so, post the pictures on our Facebook page!

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.

Say Cheese! Toy Camera for Mini Photographers

fridiy toy camera

Say cheese and smile! There are so many ways little ones can use their imagination while being creative. This month, we’ve created a craft that incorporates artistic and pretend play! All of the supplies are products that you may already have in your home. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Empty tissue box
  • Wrapping paper
  • 3 Paper cups
  • Tape
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Sponge
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Pen or pencil (optional)

toy camera supplies

With these household items you’ll be able to make a toy camera for your budding photographers! Kids can pretend to take pictures with their camera inside or outside. The best feature of this camera is that it’ll never run out of batteries because it’s fueled by imagination!

  1. Trace the base of the cup onto the bottom of the tissue box.
  2. Cut out the traced circle.
  3. Cut out the base of the cup (repeat this step for the other two paper cups).
  4. Place one of the cups inside of the tissue box. Ensure the mouth of the cup is sticking out of the box.
  5. Cover the tissue box in wrapping paper. Make sure the cup on both sides of the box remains unwrapped.
  6. Glue the other cups inside of the first cup, one at a time. This will make the lens of the camera longer. It’ll take about two hours for non-toxic glue to dry.
  7. Cut a portion of a sponge into a square.
  8. Glue the piece of the sponge onto the side of the tissue box that will be the considered the top of the camera. This will be the button that kids press to take pictures! It’ll take about two hours for non-toxic glue to dry. You can also draw a flash area diagonal to the button.

toy camera tutorial

Now your little photographers are ready to start snapping pictures! To promote make believe fun, ask your kids to describe the pictures they have taken with the camera to you.

toy camera pin

Will you be making this toy camera with your family this weekend?

Manufacturer’s Note: Adult supervision is required.