At least that is what I like to call it. We recently put in laminate where we had carpet and our 10 month old was not happy, he kept sliding everywhere. He would try crawling in his cozy jammies and rompers and would have a very difficult time crawling ... and had a few slips that made us all not happy.
I had to figure out a way to let him crawl. It is too chilly this time of year to let him go just in a diaper and shirt. We had thought about rugs, but the reason we got rid of the carpet was to help his allergies. Why would we want to bring another rug in the house?
I kept thinking that I wish someone would put grip pads on baby clothing knees like they do for the feet. Then it came to me ... get ready, I bet you have this around your house!
What you will need:
Cardboard (small enough to fit in pant leg)
Low temp hot glue gun and glue
What to do:
Place the cardboard in the pant leg to ensure glue does not go through to the back side of the pant leg. ENSURE CHILD IS NOT IN CLOTHING WHEN APPLYING GLUE.
Squeeze glue on the area you would like there to be traction. To ensure glue sticks well and cannot be peeled off, press glue into fabric firmly, don't just lay the glue on the fabric (this is why I use a low temp glue gun, so it doesn't melt the fabric). Let glue dry and it is ready to wear!
Feel free to get creative! You can see in the picture, I have glued a star design on the left leg (right side of the photo). The other leg is not done, so you can see the difference.
My kiddo was so happy he started crawling immediately. I told him to smile for the camera and he kept throwing his head back and giving the biggest smile I have ever seen, it was cracking me up! I realized after taking pictures that I should really take video ... so here it is, me asking him to smile over and over and me cracking up about it!
What happened to old school Halloween costumes? You know the ones where you reach in your closet and come up with whatever you can to be something? Isn't that part of the fun?
Well according to those expensive Halloween stores, no! You must buy expensive.
Expensive costumes, we have those! Usually I purchase them second hand ... but you know what happened? We went to an early trick-or-treat event and my kid saw another boy in a garbage truck costume. He looked at me and said, "Mamma I want that one!" I went up to the mom and complimented her. I mentioned that my son told me he wanted one, her response, "Yeah, good luck!" Rude!
Anyway, I spent the next morning looking at garbage trucks online. My kiddo wanted a recycle truck so I found a picture he liked and went to work in my garage. The whole thing took me about 2 hours and it is made from boxes we had set to go in the recycle bin and some paint I had hanging around the house. So here goes:
2 Cardboard boxes
1. Paint the cardboard boxes in the desired base color.
2. Fold the side in and hot glue them down for extra strength.
3. Cut the second box to fit over the first box. This will create the front end of the truck. Hot glue that on to the main box.
4. With left over pieces from second box, cut 4 wheels and paint black. Hot glue these on to the truck.
5. Paint your final designs.
6. Let dry.
7. Use suspenders to attach truck to kiddo.
YAY! RECYCLING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR RECYCLE TRUCK HALLOWEEN FUN!
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