Painting Activity for Toddlers – Personalized Letter Wall Art

Here is a Fun Painting Activity for Toddlers – No Mess! 

Painting Activity for Toddlers

I am a stay-at-home mom, and with that comes a lot of time to fill in our days! I wanted to do a fun painting activity for toddlers that didn’t require a huge cleanup! I had seen awhile back canvas personalized letter wall art, and I thought why not! This is a no mess way to have fun with your child and let his imagination run wild! 

What makes this a no mess activity, if you wrap the canvas in plastic wrap before you let your toddler start creating the masterpiece, and that keeps their hands clean from the paint! Brilliant right!?! You can create any letter you would like, use your Silhouette Machine to cut out a letter on canvas and apply to the canvas, or use painters tape like I did here!

personalized letter wall art

Here is how Clay’s turned out. We did brown, white, turquoise, and orange for his colors. We taped off the letter C for him, and I think he did a really cute job! He missed a little bit of spots right around the tape so I used my finger and rubbed the paint there to help so you can see the letter really good. Other than that, he did it all by himself! I wrote his name in the bottom corner and year, so he can see when he did it, years down the road!

I made mine on a 16×20 canvas, but you can choose any size of canvas you would like, or do it on a sturdy paper, it is all up to you! No set rules here!

toddler craft

I do recommend when your child does do this, that you either have them paint in clothes it is okay to possibly get dirty or have them not wear clothes. Ours didn’t spill out any paint, but I still had him in just a diaper, JUST In Case! I didn’t want to take a chance, that it may go south and his clothes get paint all over them! 

Painting Activity for Toddlers – Personalized Letter Wall Art

Ingredients

  • 1 Canvas I used 16x20 size
  • Paint colors you want (choose at least 3 colors)
  • Tape to shape your letter
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions

  1. First off you want to take your canvas and start creating your letter out of painters tape or use a cutting machine like a Silhouette. Place your letter or design anywhere on the canvas. I did the center for ours.
  2. Once your letter or design is taped on, start putting dots of paint all over the canvas. It kind of soaks in so make sure to put quite a few dots.
  3. Then take plastic wrap and secure it all over the canvas. It doesn't stick perfectly but if you use a lot of it, you can protect your hands!
  4. Let your child start playing and spreading the paint around. Once the paint is smooched all over, take the plastic wrap off and remove the tape before it dries. Be careful with this step. If paint isn't all around border of tape make sure it is covered or else the design will now show well.
  5. Let dry and then display the art.
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Easy DIY Canvas Painting

As you can see it really is a very easy toddler craft! You can do this craft at any age, and do any design, words, or letters you want! Very versatile for sure, and simple. The most time consuming is just taping off your letters and design! I think next time I might do a quote or something for him!

Clay loved doing this, and I think it turned out rather well, we have it hanging in his bedroom!

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Simple Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Moist and Delicious

Quick to Whip Up – Apple Cinnamon Muffins simple apple cinnamon muffins

These simple apple cinnamon muffins are so quick to whip up, and before you know it you are devouring them! I love to make muffins and then freeze them, so I can just grab them here and there. I zap them in the microwave for a few seconds or let it thaw and it chilled. Either way they are a delicious treat anytime of the day!

silicone cupcake liners

I wanted to take a minute and tell you a couple of items that I wish I had when I made these! I just recently starting using silicone cupcake liners and they are to die for! A great alternative to disposable paper baking cups, they can be used again and again. You can put them directly on a baking sheet and bake them, they stand up nicely and are not flimsy! Best of all they clean up so easy, it makes it simple as can be! 


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Moist Apple Cinnamon Muffins 

moist apple cinnamon muffins
These moist apple cinnamon muffins are so awesome, I can’t say it enough! I hope that if you make these you enjoy them! Clay absolutely loves them! I love the nice chunks of apple in them, it really adds a delicious flavor and dimension to the muffins. 
Simple Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Moist and Delicious

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple finely chopped apples (about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups)
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup milk (room temperature.
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. First off you want to warm up the coconut oil so that it is melted.
  2. Then in a large bowl, mix your softened coconut oil, milk, vinegar, brown sugar, vanilla and egg.
  3. Once well combined, add in your flours, baking soda and baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. When it is well combined, slowly fold in your diced apples.
  5. Spoon into baking cups and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Depending on your oven time will vary. Stick a toothpick in and when it comes out clean they are done.
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I hope you enjoy these muffins if you get a chance to make them! They are really simple to make, and you don’t even have to whip out your mixer. Just grab a big bowl and a spoon and stir by hand and in minutes they are ready to bake! 

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18 Mug Cake Recipes You Can Make in Minutes!

A List of Microwave Mug Cakes to Fit Any Taste Buds 

Mug Cake Recipes

Mug cakes recipes are the best things for those of us who crave sweets and want a snack right now! These delicious mug cake recipes can be made to fit any taste buds, from chocolate, sugar cookie, a skinny version, and more!  I wanted to share some of these delicious recipes all in one place for you, in case you get a craving!

These recipes are from other bloggers as well as my blog, if you happen to use one of their recipes make sure to leave a comment if you get a second! It is hard work and leaving a comment helps let them know all their hard work means something!

 Hello Gorgeous Fox Chip Ceramic Mug Meh Panda

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If you are a huge fan of mugs like me, then you will enjoy getting another excuse to pull a cute mug out! I eat my ice cream in mugs as well, just cause I love them so much! I wanted to share some cute mugs you might like as well to add to your mug collection! I am obsessed with the Hello Gorgeous mug above!

Microwave Mug Cakes 

microwave mug cakes

  1. Chocolate Cake with a Peanut Butter Center
  2. Skinny Mug Brownie (Under 100 calories)
  3. Make Your Own Better Crocker Warm Delights
  4. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
  5. Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Cake 
  6. Banana Bread in a Mug 
  7. Dulce de Leche Microwave Flan
  8. Flourless Chocolate Cake 
  9. Hot Chocolate Cake 
  10. Chocolate Buckwheat Cake
  11. Green Purple Sweet Potato Mug Cake 
  12. Raspberry Mug Cake 
  13. Pumpkin Cornbread Mug Cake 
  14. 3-2-1 Magic Mug Cake 
  15. Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookie 
  16. 3-2-1 Pina Colada Cake 
  17. Sugar Cookie in a Mug
  18. Molten Lava Cake 
  19. Peach Cobbler Mug Cake 
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3 Things to Know Before Buying a New Car

vehicle Buying a new car is a big investment. It’s something that you should never rush into and you should always do your research (www.reedmantollchevy.com) before going shopping. Start by learning as much as you can about the vehicles you have an interest in and then do a comparison. Check out the features, prices and reviews to gather as much information as you need to make an informed decision on which car to buy.

Once your research is complete and you’ve chose your vehicle, the next step would be to find ways to save on your purchase.

Here are three things to know before buying a new car to help you save money on your purchase:

  1. Know your credit score. The better your credit score, the lower your interest rate. If you have a low credit score you may want to postpone buying a new car until you have time to improve it.
  2. Know the car’s invoice price. The invoice price is the amount that dealers pay the manufactures for the cars they purchase. The sticker price is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price or MSRP. The sticker price can be thousands of dollars more than the invoice price in which case you know there is room for negotiations.  
  3. You don’t always need the extras. Some extras are nice and well worth the extra expense but some are not necessary. For example, you probably don’t need the paint protection, rust proofing and fabric protection.

Knowing the three things above can help save you hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on your new car. The money you save may mean the difference between buying the car you like and being able to afford the one you love.

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How Your Credit Score Affects Car Buying

vehicles As soon as you start thinking about buying a new or used car, the first thing you should do is check your credit score. Many people don’t realize just how much your credit affects a car loan but it’s one of the main factors lenders use to determine whether or not you qualify for a loan. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, why not look at www.reedmantoll.com, they carry new and used vehicles! 

Here are some of the ways your credit score affects car buying:

  • Your credit score determines which financial lenders consider you for a loan, if any. You’ll have more options to choose from when you have a good credit history because lenders consider you a low risk.
  • If you have bad credit, most lenders will deny the loan because you’re considered a high risk. They know you have a history of paying late or not fulfilling your financial obligations.
  • If you are approved for a loan with bad credit, your interest rate will be much higher than if you have a good credit score. As a rule, the higher your score, the lower your interest rate.
  • Your score may also determine how much you have to pay for the down payment. Lenders usually ask for a higher down payment when your credit is bad than they do if you have good credit.

Don’t underestimate the importance of your credit history when buying a car or making any major purchase. Lenders use this information to determine how well you manage your finances. By maintain a high score, you have better lending options and you’ll receive lower interest rates. Have you checked your score lately?

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