J has rediscovered Humpty Dumpty – he used to love it when I sung it to him as a baby but for a while hasn’t wanted to hear it and has said “NO NO NO Mummy” every time I have tried to sing it – but in the last few weeks we’re back to liking it and him singing it as well to me and T which is very cute so we have a Humpty Dumpty Craft this week.

Toddler Humpty Dumpty Craft

What you need to make Humpty Dumpty

Cereal Box
White Paper
Glue/Sticky Tape
Red Paint
Brick for Printing
Kitchen Foil
Kitchen Paper
PVA (White Glue) – Water
Paints
Black Pen

How to make Humpty Dumpty

We selected a box from our junk collection to make into a wall for Humpty Dumpty to sit on and then covered it in white paper so that it was a blank canvas for J to decorate. We have been doing lots of painting without brushes recently and J decided to print the wall to make it look like our house wall – so we looked through our toys and decided that the mega blocks that we had would make the best bricks on the wall.

Printing using building Blocks
J loved the printing using the blocks to create a brick effect

Once the wall was painted (we did all but the bottom surface as that wouldn’t be seen) as J loved the printing so much he used different sides of the block to get different shaped bricks on the wall.

Humpty Dumpty's Wall
The finished Printed wall

To make Humpty Dumpty (we did this over a few days as it takes a while for the first stage to dry). We used kitchen foil and scrunched it up into an egg shape then J and I had great fun tearing up some kitchen paper into smallish squares to cover the egg shaped with.

How to make Humpty Dumpty

We mixed up a half and half mix of PVA (white glue) with water and then had a lot of sticky fun gluing the paper onto the egg. The egg was then left to dry for a few days – isn’t it amazing how much glue a toddler will use! Once it was dry I dished out some paints for J to paint Humpty – I’m starting to give him the 3 primary colours and a white at each painting session and he painted humpty with red and mixed up some green to paint it as well.

Humpty Dumpty toddler craft
Painting a Humpty Dumpty

To finish it off I drew a face on Humpty Dumpty and we have had a lot of fun acting out Humpty Dumpty Rhyme- wiith J’s favourite part being him falling off the wall and going in all sorts of directions.

Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall
Humpty Dumpty Sitting on the Wall
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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