Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Elephant Fun...

I've been feeling convicted of favoritism lately.

Here I am, having had SO much fun decorating Lil Chick's room with doodads and cutesy crafts, while Bubbalu lives in a cave with bare walls devoid of color or inspiration.

Bad Mommy! Bad!

Really now, toddlers need color and shapes to stimulate their brains. There's even scientific proof:

See? I told you.

So in the best interest of Bubbalu's brain growth, I finally came up with a fun project to do for him.

Remember the Scrappy Silhouette Artwork I did in a bird theme for Lil Chick's room? I took that idea and gave it some good ole toddler boy influence:

Very fun, doncha think?

Meet Elmer:

Meet Phanty:

Elmer and Phanty are going to meet their new owner tomorrow. Hopefully they will acclimate to their surroundings quickly and provide entertainment, color, charm and whimsy to the cave of destitution.

Two 11x14 frames from Walmart - $10. Scrapbook paper - almost free. The most expensive part of this project is time - can I get a busy mom shout out about that!?

Find the elephant template here, courtesy of Ms. Martha. I'm including the link because it took me an embarrassing amount of time to find a simple elephant template.

Directions: Print the template directly onto your scrapbook paper, cut out, affix somehow and embellish or decorate as needed. Put in frame...aaaannnnd DONE. Whew.

Any other crafty toddler boy room decorative awesomeness ideas for me?



  1. Way cute! And don't worry, my girls' room is much better decorated than my boy's. I've been meaning to paint him a picture for a bit. You've motivated me!

  2. Such a cute idea! I love the brain growth chart comparison...funny. These pictures will definitely stimulate Jude's brain waves. So cute!

  3. Awwww, how cute! I'm just a wee bit surprised it wasn't a truck instead of an elephant. :)

  4. I LOVE the don't stop here click on older posts. I kind of want to steal it.

    Now on with the blog I came to comment. FREAKING adorable.

    Yet again you have proved a killer job in the decor department.

  5. PS. Did you see my silhouette's yesterday? I have been thinking of you in my craftiness. ;-)

  6. Very cute, Max has a pirate room so I'm afraid my idea's won't really match your theme. Unless you WANT to paint a treasure map on the wall:)

  7. So, so cute! Gives me some ideas.

    I'm pretty sure the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and Jude will be very bright and uber intelligent with or without pictures in his "cave of destitution"!

    Cute graph, by the way.

  8. Very cute and very crafty and right on my budget! LOVE IT!

  9. Very cute. His room could hardly be called a cave though, silly girl! :) Just in need of a little artistic creativity! :) I love that you named them though! ;)

  10. seriously.
    that is cute enough for me to put in MY LIVING ROOM!!!
    LOVE IT!!
    he's lucky to have such a 'crafty-smafty' mom!!

  11. Very cute! You'll have to post pictures of the finished room!

  12. That is the cutest idea ever! You have definitely inspired me to do something like that for Caleb's room. He already has a jungle theme going on, prefect to add some elephants!!!

  13. I love these! I have used a similar idea where instead of using scrapbook paper for the elephant shape, I used some of my kids' fingerpainting. I did a robot shaped one and will soon do one that spells out my son's name. Here's where the idea came from


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