Kid Tested, Mom Approved: Mommy & Me Craft

September 5, 2013

Welcome to day two of the Kid Tested, Mom Approved link up party! Thank you to everyone who linked up on Tuesday for The Style File! If you missed that post you can catch up here.

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Today Erinn from Strawberry Swing and Other Things is our host and we are sharing a mommy and me craft. I'm SO excited to get some great ideas of fun projects to do with Hudson! Remember to grab the code from the box above and use it in your post...then link up below!

 Hudson and I made a car parking lot matching numbers game! When I saw this post by B-Inspired Mama I knew we had to make it. Hudson loves cars so it was the perfect fit!

Here's what you'll need:
A cardboard box, 10 cars, scissors, black sharpie, pencil, ruler, and numbered stickers. The three cars in the front were my husband's when he was a little boy. Love it.

Okay, let me be honest here....it's hard to do a craft with a one year old very busy boy. Obviously I did most of this! So....first, cut the flaps off of your cardboard box and cut a ramp for the cars to "drive" through. This yogurt box worked perfectly. 

 I had Hudson "help" line up the cars and choose the order he wanted. 

Then, I grabbed my ruler and marked the parking spot lines with a pencil, then went over it with a sharpie. Last, I wrote numbers in each parking spot. So easy!

 I grabbed some number stickers that I had in my old scrap booking supplies box (different than the ones I used in the supplies photo...they were too big) and numbered each car.

Then Hudson "drove" each car in to it's spot. Yeah....not really. He doesn't really understand the concept of matching the number on the car to the number of the parking spot. But it's still fun to try! One day he'll love it.

 Love how cute this turned out!

I had fun matching them up!

 This project is totally Hudson and mommy approved!

I have to mention that Hudson is ONE year old today! Happy birthday to my sweet boy! Birthday post coming next week once I come to terms with my baby growing up.

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24 Responses to “Kid Tested, Mom Approved: Mommy & Me Craft”

  1. Happy birthday Hudson!!! And I love this craft!!

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  2. Awesome idea, and that will be a great toy for years! I'm thinking a stable with some my little ponies haha

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  3. Happy Birthday Hudson!!! I just cannot believe he is already a year! Love this little project such a cute (and easy) idea! :)

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  4. I love that idea!! I know my husband probably has some toy cars in the basement I could use, too!

    Happy 1st Birthday, Hudson! I can't believe it's been a year...I remember tiny tiny baby pics on your blog and I feel like it was yesterday!

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  5. Happy First Birthday Hudson! And congrats to mommy for making it through the first year!

    This is such a fun toy for card obsessed little boys (or girls)! Owen would love to drive cars in and out of those tunnels (or like he says "tunnULs" all day! Now I just need to hunt down a box like that!

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  6. That's a really cute idea. I'm sure he'll have fun with it as he gets older. Happy birthday Hudson! Can't wait for the birthday post :)

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  7. So cute! Happy Birthday Hudson!

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  8. What a cute idea! My son would love this!

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  9. This is adorable, I will have to make one for Liam! Happy 1st birthday Hudson!

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  10. This is so cute! I will def be doing this with Hadley (who says girls can't play with cars too?!). Happy birthday to your little man! I just love your blog and reading along with other moms.

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  11. Happy Birthday Hudson! Hope ya'll have a great day! I love your craft...will for sure do this when Jack gets older. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. That is so cute! Looks like a fun birthday!

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  13. Happy B'day Hudson!

    You've been nominated for a Sunshine Award....
    http://www.stewartstreetblog.com/2013/09/wins-all-around-award.html

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  14. Happy FIRST birthday Hudson!!!

    This is such a fun craft/activity! I think Owen would love this. He LOVES cars and driving them so this will be a fun new activity to try.

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  15. Happy Birthday Hudson!! Love this craft...so fun!

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  16. Happy Birthday!! Such a cute craft idea for a little boy!

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  17. Love this idea!! I wish landon wouldn't chew the tires off all his cars!!

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  18. Love this idea!! I wish landon wouldn't chew the tires off all his cars!!

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  19. Happy Birthday Hudson!
    You've made this a wonderful year for grandma & grandpa. We love you!

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  20. Happy birthday, Hudson! I have quite the collection of hot wheels cars from when I was younger. This is the perfect way to introduce them to H and B. Thanks for the idea!

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  21. How fun is this?!? He is going to love parking his cars in their spots before long!

    Happy 1st birthday, sweet boy!!!! :)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by the blog! This looks like a great (and easy) activity, I think my little girl would even love this! Thanks for the great idea!

    Tawnya

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  23. Happy Birthday, Hudsie!

    Such a clever project. I'm sure he will have fun with this!

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  24. happy birthday! Rory loves cars :)

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