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 !
First the paper plate needs to be painted blue. This gives the child
the opportunity to try and control the brush by painting lines across
the plate until it is covered
Whilst the plate is drying add some white paint to the bowl and let
the child mix the paint together until they get light blue.
Then they add the spots to the 'ball' using either their fingers or
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".
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.
Mix up one colour pastel paint (white with either a little red, blue
or green in it).
Give your child a paintbrush and several paper plates on plenty of
newspaper and let them get on with it
Leave the paper plates to dry whilst bathing your toddler.
During the next three days whilst you are still waiting for the paint
to dry (well maybe not but my little girl goes rather overboard!)
start to prepare the cut out shapes -
You will need to cut out the
following from coloured card, craft foam or construction paper.
circles with a black dot in the middle for the eyes, orange triangles
for the beaks and black sticks for the legs
When the plates eventually dry, you will need to select a whole plate
for the body and another plate to use for the tail and the wing.
Take the second plate and cut it in half, cut it in half again and
reserve a quarter segment for the tail. Cut the other quarter segment
in half again and reserve one piece for the wing. You should have
similar shaped pieces to the ones shown below -
We used double sided sticky tape (it's less messy than glue and dries
quicker) to stick the tail, wing, eye, legs and beak onto the birdy