Tot Five: Gettin’ Crafty

In our family we usually are on the go. Saturdays are for adventures, Sundays are for errands and during the week we go to the library twice and soccer one day.

However, there are a lot of times when we are home and our Mousekatot is looking for something to do.

This is when I pull out our craft box.

With some basic crafts and ideas from online or Pinterest, you can find a variety of ways to spend a quiet day at home.

Here are our Tot Five must have items for our craft box.

1. ColorWonder Finger Paints by Crayola

The answer to parent’s finger paint nightmare. (Please excuse the hair. I don’t know what was going on there.)

The ColorWonder products from Crayola are amazing. They don’t make a mess and only write or paint on the special ColorWonder paper.

When our Mousekatot asks to use these to finger paints I don’t hesitate to let her paint anywhere including her bedroom floor.

2. Tissue Paper


Tissue paper is so versatile when it comes to crafts. You can make flowers, tear it to make mosaics and it is the perfect fringe for grass.

I found a really good deal at Target that was a pack of rainbow colors.

3. Crayola Twistables


If your tot is anything like ours, then you know how easily and how often the tips of crayons can break. (And the crayon sharpener that is on the back of the box doesn’t work that well. You might as well use your teeth.)

The twistable crayons from Crayola are really nice because they are like crayons in a protective plastic case. Plus, you can twist them up and down and you don’t have to fight with the crayon paper.

We just have the neon colors now, but I saw that Target has a full pack in their back-to-school section now. I am going to have to pick some up soon.

4. Paint on the Page Books

I am not sure what these are actually called, but when I was little I would love these books that had the paints right on the page. All you need is a paintbrush and a little water.

The only downfall is these can be really messy, especially if your Mousekatot loves to keep putting the brush in the water and saturating the page.

Just a tip, let the painting dry before you hang it up on your fridge. It will rip or drip.

5. Pom Poms

Our house is full of these pom poms. (I swear they multiply when I am not looking.)

We like to use these on craft projects especially when it comes time for Halloween, because they make the best spider bodies.

They also make great techno-colored snowmen and the center of muffin paper flowers.

What are your favorite craft items with your little Mousekatots? Leave your comment below.

Also, don’t forget. Tomorrow night, 9:30 p.m. EST. on the official Mousekatot Facebook page, live Q&A session and giveaway.

(Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this entry at all. The products were paused by us and it is not a compensated review.)


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