The cold weather here in Cleveland is here to stay (for the next couple of months, at least) and that means cabin fever for you and the kids. If you are looking for indoor activities to do with your children, try working on an art project together. Toddlers love to paint and color, and this project will keep them busy and entertained, and it will also make great gifts for family members and memorable keepsakes for parents.
This is an activity that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together, and it requires very few supplies. All you need for this project is some washable paints, construction paper, and markers and crayons for decorating. You can add some glitter and stickers too, if you like.
Lightly place your child's foot in the paint. You do not want a lot of paint on the foot, just a light layer to make a defined footprint. This may take a few attempts. Toddlers can be very squirmy, so it's normal for your first few attempts to need to be re-done.
Put two footprints facing opposite directions on the paper to create the butterfly wings. Allow the paint to dry before decorating. Draw the butterfly's body and antennas, decorate, and you're finished. Frame and hang on your wall, or send them to Grandma's house as a little gift.