Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Toddler Advent - Sesame Street Style, Were You Expecting Anything Else?

Morning All,

Something for the toddler/ preschooler today. Big surprise, I went with Sesame Street.

Welcome back to The Awesome Advent Event,

Just when you thought I couldn't possibly have another Sesame Street post - here it is Madeleine's Elmo Advent.

Just letting you know that there were two of these made until I had a brain reboot and realized Max is not going to be eating lollipops. Actually these were a lot of fun to make and the pictures aren't doing them a lot of justice.


  • Plywood
  • White glue
  • Glitter
  • Scrapbook stickers
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue 
  • Drill
  • Vinyl (optional

Paint the board

Draw or transfer your image on. I found mine over at the Sesame Street Website

I had a few difficulties, then I discovered an awesome new wood transfer method see below:

Thanks Samuel, he also added the trees and decorations that weren't on the picture. He also decided to take a bite out of the Cookie Monsters tree - I didn't really want it but since he was drawing, who am I to argue?

Using the glue fill each color individually

Then glitter, don't worry about waste as soon as it dries, bang it around and put the excess back in the jar.

Then mark out the holes for the lollipops and drill.

Rub out all the pencil markings - there were a few stubborn marks a magic eraser cleaned them right  off.

Glue Ribbon around the edges.

Stick the scrapbook stickers around the holes and cut out the kids names and stick them on and you're done

I guess Max will have his next year.

That wraps up day 3 of

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  1. Wow just - this is an amazing idea!
    You are just way too clever girl!!!

  2. Oh I love this one! (Glitter and all) Samuel is an extremely talented young man! I love the idea of the bite out of the tree. It's funny! Great job to both of you! (And hurray for you for being ahead of the game on Max's for next year!

  3. Hi there.. I'm a new commenter of this blog--not selling Viagra, don't worry--and since I just started to run a crafts blog myself I wanted some "role models." Also, this is fun, creative, and a great excuse to use lots and lots of glitter, plus I LOVE the lollipops idea!! :)

  4. Very cute. I am hosting a link party called "Decking the Halls with Glitter" that features all things glitter. I would love for you to link up. Come by and check it out. http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/11/50-ways-to-deck-halls-with-glitter-link.html
    Thanks, Tami @ Curb Alert!

  5. That is so cute! You are just so smart and I love Sesame Street characters. :)

  6. That is a way cute advent calendar. Enjoy your little boy while he is so little. My twin boys will be 10 in two day :( Time flies. You asked me how big the wooden tree star is that I made - it is about 18 inches in diameter once it is all put together - it's pretty big. I just posted the other one on my porch tonight. Thanks for stopping by - your blog is really cute!

  7. This goes way beyond any Advent calendar my kids had! WTG Samuel for his artistic talent contribution!


  8. That is so cute! You are just so smart and I love Sesame Street characters!!! Enyoy your little boy !!!

  9. Very cute, Mel! The glitter painting has me wowed- I can't stay in the lines with a crayon!

  10. Oh, this is so cute!! The glitter is the icing on the cake!!! Thank you so much for sharing at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas party! Can't wait to see what you have created this week.



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