Little White Duck

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Our recent play with a Farm kit from Koala Crate inspired this little craft. I always love crafts that feature handprints, turning the duck into a memento instead of just another crafty project.

To start, trace your child’s hands and one foot on paper; cut out.

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Glue the pieces down so the foot is the body of a duck and the hands are his two wings; toddlers will need help with this step to get the alignment right, but preschoolers can do so on their own!

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Now came Travis’s favorite part: ripping up toilet paper or tissue paper into small pieces to be the duck’s feathers. We dolloped glue all over our white duck, and pressed on his feathers.

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Once the feathers dried, Travis painted on two black eyes and orange “feet”, although he got a bit creative with the placement of the feet. Again, part of the charm of these projects is seeing the way kids interpret them!

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Overall, super cute and sure to adorn our fridge for a while.

Peanut Butter-Topped Bananas

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It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, so we topped our bananas with peanut butter frosting, almost like cupcakes!

Travis loved helping to slice a banana. Give your child one banana to practice on, while you cut another into pieces about 1-inch wide.

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Place peanut butter in a zip-top bag and cut a hole in one corner of the bag; squeeze like frosting onto the banana pieces.

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Hint: Fill a second bag with peanut butter for your child to squeeze all over the cutting board, just for fun!

We topped our “cupcakes” with a sprinkle of shredded coconut and a raspberry.

What peanut butter creation do you love to make? Please share in the comments!