Jan 8, 2014

Mitten Cookie Cutter Stamping: Winter Book Activities

This week, I am psyched to be teaming up with the wonderful bloggers from All Things Kids: Jaime of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!, Leanna of All Done Monkey, Heather of Crayon Box Chronicles, Colleen of Sugar Aunts, and Tina of Mamas Like Me. Each day this week, one of these phenomenal bloggers will bring you an activity or craft based on Winter books!

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For our book, I chose The Mitten by Jan Brett, which is a book we have been reading a lot this past month. (To see our other Mitten activities check out our Baby Book Club post!) For book club, I had used a silver mitten cookie cutter (mine is as old as the hills, but this one is pretty great: Wilton Comfort Grip Mitten Cookie Cutter) to make mitten shaped sugar cookies, and I thought it would be really fun to utilize that in an art project. In the story, the mittens that Baba knits are snow whitte. I thought it would be fun to use the cookie cutters as stamps and make some white mittens!

For this project, you will need:


I set K up in his high chair with a piece of blue cardstock. Then, I dipped the metal cookie cutter in the white paint making sure to cover all of the edges. I pressed it down on the paper and demonstrated to Kingston how to make the prints. Then I handed it to him. He caught on immediately and began making prints at lightning speed. 


This was great motor skill practice too, because he was figuring out how to maneuver the cookie cutter and hold it so he could make his stamp prints. Every time he ran out of paint, I would re-dip the stamp.


As he created, I re-read him The Mitten. I explained to him that he was making white mittens like Baba knit for Nicki. This craft is so versatile. You could really use any cookie cutter and color. We have big plans to try this again for the next holiday season now that I know how much fun he thinks it is! 

The finished product was really cool! I love the look of it! 




Be sure to stop by and read all the fun winter activities that my fellow All Things Kids friends are doing throughout the week! 

Monday: Fun-A-Day!
Tuesday: All Done Monkey
Wednesday: House of Burke (that's us!)
Saturday: Mamas Like Me
Sunday: Sugar Aunts


Now it's your turn! Do you have a winter craft and activity based on a book? Please feel free to link it below! If you don't have a blog, I'd love to hear about your favorite activities in the comments. Don't forget to check out the All Thing's Kids G+ Community and the All Things Kids Pinterest Board



4 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I bet my little guys would enjoy this, too!

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    1. Thank you!! :) Let me know if you try it out! I would love to see the results!

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  2. I love your blog. I have learned a lot from you, so thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandi! That made my day! :)

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