Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Toddler Activity: Itsy Bitsy Spider Gloves

I have been trying to come up with some fun ways to play with my busy toddler, these itsy bitsy spiders were a huge hit! Be sure to make a pair for you too!
I got the idea from the nursery at church, only they used pom poms to make theirs. I didn't have big pom poms so I decided to make my own spiders from fabric I had. For the spiders head I traced the cardboard circle from an empty spool of ribbon onto the fabric. For the body I used a large lid from a hot chocolate container as my template. I just cut my circles and did a running stitch around the edges, stuffed with batting and pulled it tight. Then I sewed (ok, I really hot glued) the head and body together and then on the gloves (which I found at target two pair for $1.5o). Then I just glued on some googly eyes. She loves it!

One of her other favorite activities is scattering the DVDs everywhere!