Wubbzy Ball / Humpfs Floppy Thing
This is another simple painting activity for toddlers. It gives them the opportunity to experiment with the paint brush by making lines and spots. They also have the opportunity to do a bit of colour mixing.
You will need paper plates, large paintbrush, a bowl for the paint, blue & white paints and protection for the table, the child, you, your walls, chairs and anything else remotely within reach !
This activity can also be used for Humpf fans. In one of the episodes his ball is punctured and ends up as "a floppy thing".
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 1:38 PM
The hardest part of this activity is to persuade the toddlers to get the icing and sprinkles on the biscuits before eating them!
Buy a packet of plain biscuits (rectangular shaped biscuits like malted milk work well for Wubbzy), icing sugar, food colouring and chocolate chips/sugar strands/mini Smarties, etc for decoration. Plain chocolate chips make good Wubbzy eyes and nose, whilst halved white chocolate buttons can be used for his ears and mouth.
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 1:22 PM
Paper Plate Birdy Bird Craft
Another simple but effective craft that allows toddlers freedom with paints. If your two year old, like mine, just wants to cover everything with paint, and doesn't really care what, then this is the craft for them. You will need one and a half plates to make one birdy bird.
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 1:05 PM
Wubbzy Sponge & Finger Painting
If you have a toddler that loves getting messing then they will love this activity. You only need two colours to paint Wubbzy, yellow and black (as if you didn't know!). The only other equipment you need are a couple of plates for the paint, a rectangular bath sponge and some willing fingers! Use brushes if you want but it's easier for little children to paint with their fingers and sponge shapes. Don't forget to protect your work area before you start painting. I remembered to protect the table but forgot to take down a skirt I had hanging up to dry - Oops!
To Paint Wubbzy
To Paint Flutterbies
To Paint Buzzy Bees
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:54 PM
Wubbzy Finger Puppet / Sniffy Thing
This one is not for young children to make, but they certainly will like playing with it!
It is quick, taking less than 20 minutes, and only requires needle, thread, scraps of yellow felt and a black biro pen.
When my little one had a cold I dripped Olbas oil on the cotton wool before stuffing it to make a "sniffy thing".
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:35 PM
Wow Wow Wubbzy - Eggs Over Easy
I don't know how many of you have caught the Eggs Over Easy episode of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, it tends to be shown over Easter. Wubbzy is happily getting ready for the big Easter Egg hunt but Widget makes the EggsCellento 3000 and it takes all the fun out of decorating and hiding the eggs.
This activity is great for little ones if you want to keep them sat down for a while. It's not as messy as decorating actual eggs and you can still hunt the eggs afterwards if you want to.
This was an emergency activity that I came up with in a hurry after my little one fell down the stairs. o_O Thankfully apart from a little bruising she was okay.
Cut out 6 egg shapes from thick coloured card and sit child down with cardboard eggs and sheets of stickers! Ta Da! Eggs Very Easy!
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:30 PM
We all know how much Wubbzy loves flutterflies and this simple craft has to be much better than chasing flutterflies in the garden!
A little preparation is needed and the finishing touch will need to be done by a responsible person, but little ones can have a lot of fun doing this - especially if they have just discovered the joys of a pencil sharpener!
You will need
What to do
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:26 PM
Nick Jr Wubbzy Printable Activities
We had a go at some of the printable activities on the Nick Jr website, namely the colour-in placemats, 9 piece puzzle and Tic-Tac-Toe game. There are loads of printables on that site, some of them for party decorations and invitations, others for printable stories. If you have a Wubbzy fan I'm sure you will find printables on there that will be of use. We used a lot to make iron-on-transfers too but that is in a seperate blog entry!
I opted to laminate the place mats and all the game & puzzle pieces. It took ages but it was worth it as some of the games are still being used 2 years after they were first made.
When the Tic-Tac-Toe game was first made, Little One beat her big brother and one of her sisters at the game. She promptly burst into her version of the Wubbzy shuffle - complete with "I Win, I Win. Uh-Huh."
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:17 PM
Toilet Roll Wubbzy
I was looking around on the internet trying to find crafts for young children that feature characters from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, other than the print and play type crafts on Nick Jr I couldn't find anything else. This just won't do, so here is a simple craft to help redress the balance!
I made this with my 2.5 year old. I did the cutting in advance, she peeled the backing off the double sided tape, I did the sticking and she filled Wubbzy with pom-poms to give him Disco Hair!
Toilet Roll Wubbzy
What You Need
What To Do
You should now have a selection of shapes that look like these -
Now the preparation is done the sticking can start taking place!
You should now have a completed Wubbzy! Perfect for filling with PomPoms and turning into big hair Wubbzy.
My rather creative 10 year old got inspired by this and decided to make Widget & Walden as well.
The whole group together
They were certainly appreciated anyhow and did not leave Little Ones side whilst she was engrossed in the mornings episode.
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 11:41 AM
Edible Dough Idea
My little girl loves baking and play dough, so I came up with this idea which combines the best of both activities. I started out making three small batches of a plain scone mixture but added a few drops of food colouring to the "add liquid" stage (Dr Oetker produce a natural colourings in red and yellow).
The plain scone mixture should be non-sticky when it is finished but very easy to mould and cut-out, just like play dough.
Once my little one had finished her creations I placed them on a baking tray and baked them in the oven just like regular scones. She was over the moon when she got to eat them for her lunch!
Basic Scone Recipe
Then just let the children have fun! We used a selection of cookie cutters, the favourites turned out to be the butterflies which they children added coloured spots to and the leaves which they mixed the colours together for to create a marble effect.
One thing to note, is that the dough needs to be fairly uniformly rolled out (preferably to about 1" thick) otherwise you will have to keep looking at the cooker because the thinner scones will need cooking for less time, whilst the thicker ones will need to cooked for longer so that the centres are cooked for thoroughly.
When it looks as though the mixture is nearly used up, you will need to preheat the oven. It needs to be hot, so around Gas mark 7 (425f or 210c). Scones usually take around 10 minutes to cook, but this will change if you have a fan assisted oven (drop the temperature down a little according to the oven manufacturers guidelines) or if the creations are unusally thin or thick (thinner - less time, thicker - lower heat slightly and cook for longer).
Grease a baking sheet (or use a silicone liner if you have one) and place the scones one the sheet with a little room in between them, as they will rise when you bake them.
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 10:07 AM