Wednesday, January 12, 2011

* Shrinky Dink Fun: Homemade Stuffed Animal Name Tags

 I've mentioned before that "C" has a thing for cats.
Her collection of stuffed kitties (and a few random dogs)
is getting out of control -- I think I counted 24 stuffed cats after Christmas.

Right now, she wants to "play kitties" morning, noon, and night. 

Her big sister, "E" is kind enough to play with her
most of the time but my husband, my mom and dad, 
my mother in law, our baby sitter, and myself 
have all played our fair share of "kitties" lately. 

The thing is, all of the cats have names (and personalities).

And we're supposed to remember them. 

I have a hard enough time remembering what time 
I have to be at the bus stop and in car-line and on what days 
that there isn't much room left for  the names of 24 stuffed cats and dogs.

So, here was my "use what we have" solution to the stuffed animal name game. 

We made collars and name tags for each animal with 
shrinky dinks we had in the art studio and ribbon collars. 
Just follow the directions on the package - we used the opaque kind with sharpies.

First, I cut out circles with a big circle craft punch in the Shrinky Dink Film
and punched a small hole in the top of each one with a regular hole punch. 
Then, "C" drew pictures on one side and I wrote the names she dictated on the other. 

"C" working on her favorite pink kitty "Rosie"s tag. 

The tags fresh out of the oven. 

Kitties modeling their new collars and tags in their "Kitty House" in "C"s room!

Time to play cats!

pink and green mama, MaryLea

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