I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Dollar Tree and Blueprint Social; all opinions expressed are my own.
When winter weather and sub-zero temperatures limit outdoor play, I find myself scouring the internet for indoor activities to keep my two and a half year old occupied and engaged. My son prefers tactile activities, so this Snowman craft, from Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club, was the perfect winter craft for us to do together.
I’ve shopped at Dollar Tree in the past to purchase crafting items for my son; my favorite being a sensory bag I made for around five dollars. If you’ve not shopped at your local Dollar Tree store before, every item in the store is priced at just one dollar. With a crafting trip in mind, I checked out Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club for some craft ideas,simple enough for a toddler.
This cute Snowman craft was both inexpensive to make and a fun way for my son to get a little messy indoors (you may want to supervise the use of glitter with a toddler, as my son got a little carried away!). My son enjoyed ‘cooking in the kitchen’ (mixing the ingredients for the puffy paint), and we both marveled at the puffy paint, created from shaving cream and white glue.
If you prefer mess-free painting, you can pick up a pack of foam craft sponges (just $1), but my son preferred to get hands-on with his snowman. Our first snow of the season was few days ago, and having just built his first snowman, my son already had snowmen on his radar. Declan loves to create imaginative stories, and we were both in stitches when he created a detailed narrative about his snowman’s silly antics; apparently snowmen like to chase squirrels (absence of legs is not an apparent hindrance) and eat Twizzlers (lack of teeth not an issue either) – who knew?
If you like to create inexpensive and fun crafts with your children, or are in need of craft inspiration for yourself, then you definitely need to join Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club. The Value Seekers Club is a customer loyalty program, in addition to an excellent resource for inexpensive recipes and craft ideas, all made with items found at your local Dollar Tree Store. Even if you’re not incredibly crafty, Dollar Tree offers a wide range of holiday items (many of my first Christmas ornaments were purchased at Dollar Tree) as well as an impressive party supply section (I decorated my son’s past two birthday parties with Mylar balloons from Dollar Tree – you can’t beat the price!).
Another perk of being a member of Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club are the members-only contests they host, often giving away exclusive product. Speaking of contests, I’m giving away a $50 Dollar Tree gift card to one lucky reader! Simply sign up for the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club and enter the giveaway form below. Good luck!