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Mayka & Kids Thumbprint Ornament Craft
Mayka Toy Block Tape: The Must Have for Brick Builders
Last month we started a new monthly tradition in our house- Bricks and Breakfast. Both my kids love playing with Legos and brick building. I got them each a small new Lego set, put together a simple breakfast, and grabbed a few rolls of their new must have toy for brick building- Mayka Toy Block Tape. The whole family spent the morning together building brick structures and making things even more fun with ski slopes and loop de loops of Mayka.
We enjoyed the Bricks and Breakfast so much we are making it a monthly tradition. The kids will be getting new Lego sets under the tree and a few rolls of Mayka Toy Block Tape in their stockings so we can continue our Bricks and Breakfasts into the New Year. Zuru’s Mayka Toy Block Tape instantly transforms any surface into a base for brick building. Kids can build around corners, up walls, and make loop de looops like we did.
Mayka is fun for playing with bricks but after watching my friend’s Angie, and fellow Beaches Moms Jen, and Vanessa I learned it’s also great for crafting. Simply cut, shape, and stick your tape! It’s also reusable. It comes in two widths, nine colors, and at $6-14 per roll it’s a budget friendly toy kids will love. The kids and I decided to try our own hand at crafting with Mayka Toy Block tape with this cute Thumbprint Ornament Craft.
Kids Thumbprint Ornament Craft
Thumbprint crafts are great for kids of all ages. My kids are 5 and 7 and can do the crafts independently now. When my son was 16 months old in his little Mother’s Day Out program he brought home a piece of Christmas art. A tree with his tiny thumb as the lights that his teachers help him make. We’ve made other thumbprint crafts over the years. His thumb is bigger now so I did a twist on that tree project from so long ago.
To Make The Thumbprint Ornament Craft You Will Need:
Mayka Toy Block Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Finger Paint in 3-5 colors
Paper towels or wipes
Optional: Bowls for paint and old tablecloth to protect crafting surface.
If using bowls or cups for paint, add a dab of each color of fingerpaint to each cup or bowl.
Assemble the frame with Popsicle sticks by gluing four together with the hot glue gun.
Place the frame on the poster board and trace around the frame using the pencil.
Cut out the poster board square with the scissors.
Place the poster board behind the frame as it would be when you are ready to glue it to the back.
Turn the frame over so that the frame is on top.
Mark the edges of the Popsicle stick frame with a small pencil mark. The thumbprints will go between the marks so none are covered by the frame.
Let the kids dab their thumb in one of the paint colors. (Assist little ones if necessary.)
Use a wipe or paper towel to blot any excess.
Have them place the thumb on the cardboard to make the first Christmas light.
Repeat the process to until the space between the two marks is filled. You may want to help littles with spacing so the lights don’t all run together. We had to start over with my daughter’s because hers were too close.
Let the Christmas lights dry.
Using a marker draw the bottom part of the lights and the cord.
Hot glue the poster board to the back of the frame.
Use the Mayka tape to measure the length of one side of the frame and cut the piece to fit. We used red and bright green Mayka tape to compliment the Christmas lights.
Repeat the process cutting 4 lenths of Mayka tape to fit the four sides of the frame.
Remove Mayka’s handy peel and stick back from each of the pieces of tape.
Attach the Mayka tape to the four sides of the frame.
Cut two lengths of the holiday ribbon into 18 inch strips.
Hot glue the two strips on a diagonal with the ribbon pointing inward to form an upside down V.
Tie the two strips into a bow and trim any excess.
Hang onto your tree or even a fridge or bulletin board!
Add a few rolls of Mayka Toy Block Tape to your holiday shopping list. Use them to spend some time creating with the kids whether through brick building or fun crafts!