When you have a very active toddler it takes a lot of work to keep them from getting destructive bored. I felt a stroke of genius the other day when my Little Man began throwing couch cushions. I knew he needed to get outside but I just couldn’t muster the strength to go all the way to the park. Instead I grabbed my smart phone and told him we were going on an adventure walk!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Smart phone or camera

– scissors (decorative ones are fun too!)

– tape

– poster board

– photo developer app (I used Walgreens) or photo printer

Adventure Walk collage

I told my son we were on the hunt for anything he thought was interesting. When he saw something he liked he got to snap a photo of it with my smart phone. He loved getting to take photos and seeing the photo from his perspective showed me just how big things must look to him (do you see that huge truck!?).

During nap time I went to my Walgreens app and ordered the photos from my smart phone. If you can print up your own photos even better. After nap we ran over to the drugstore picked up the prints and came home to make a collage. Little Man loved getting to use the special scissors and taping the pictures onto the poster board. After it was complete he got to choose where to hang it. He couldn’t wait to show it off to Daddy and Grandma, not to mention any friend who came by in the next week.

So there you have it, an easy craft that really doesn’t take much craftiness.

What are your favorite crafts to do with your little one?


Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two very active boys, Little Man and Punkin. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles VERY energetic boys, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When mommy brain allows Kate blogs at RetroModernMom.com about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.

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One Response to Adventure walk craft for the non crafty mom

  1. What a great idea! My boys love taking pictures with my phone – usually it’s closeups of their faces. But I think they would get a kick out of this too.

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