Mother's Day Craft: DIY Toast Tongs!

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Mother’s Day ends up being a day where MOMS make crafts with their kids! Is that how it is at your house? I have 3 other “moms” in my life (aunts, sisters-in-law, mothers-in-law, etc.) who I want to honor and have my kids honor!

This year I found these cute Toast Tongs craft in Clubhouse Jr (<—seriously, have you subscribed yet?). It is incredibly easy, personal and pretty creative! You know what Toast Tongs are, right? I have some bamboo tongs from Pampered Chef and they are my favorite thing ever–a teeny tiny wooden set of tongs so you don’t burn your fingers in the toaster when you’re getting toast out!

We made them today and I was going to write a detailed tutorial but honestly, it’s like the easiest thing ever. But, I’ll give you a 1, 2, 3 anyway…

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Supplies needed: large craft sticks (the fat ones!), wooden clothespins, markers & craft glue

1. Let your kids color on the craft sticks (one or both sides). Lydia made lots of pretty patterns while Asa drew one squiggly line each.

2. Glue the craft stick to the clothespin with the end of the clothespin (the part you squeeze) to the ends of the craft stick.  I let Lydia decorate one side and Asa the other.

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3. That’s it! See why I couldn’t write a long tutorial? Super Duper easy, as Lydia would say!

We are going to couple these tongs with some homemade bread, a jar of jelly and maybe a cute kitchen towel wrapped around it!

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linked to Show & Tell and Works For Me Wednesday

Comments

  1. what a great idea! Do you think this would work to make kid’s chopsticks? the boys want to use chopsticks so much, but it always ends badly… and I don’t want to spend $ on some when I could make my own…

    • Hannah says:

      If you’re ever at Noodles & Company (or probably lots of other places that serve Asian dishes), they have free kids’ “chopstick helpers”, usually just sitting out by the napkins, etc. I’m an adult, but I still find those things super helpful!

  2. Oh, thank you for posting this! I was trying to come up with something for my kids to give the other mamas in our life and this is perfect. Complete with homemade bread, like you said, it makes a perfect gift!

  3. Very cute and so simple! Can’t wait to make these.

  4. ClubhouseJr says:

    Hi Amanda,

    We love your blog and pics of the Toast Tongs! In fact, we’d love to put the cute pic of your daughter in an upcoming issue of Clubhouse Jr., along with a comment from her. If that sounds good to you, please email us at editor@clubhousejr.com

    Thanks so much!

  5. cool!!!! thats a grate idea !
    i am going to do this with my two girls as a present to my mother!
    love it!

  6. Super Duper great idea :D Thanks Amanda!!! I’m about to become a mom at the end of the month, so it’s the most exciting thing to listen to people advises and ideas for activities for the kids! Thanks again!
    Larissa

  7. Great tip! I would love for you to come link up at my new “Encouragement is Contagious!” linky party! You can share your favorite posts from someone else’s blog to encourage them, and share your favorite from your own blog and get lots of visits :)

    Have a great day!
    Melanie :)

  8. Those are adorable!

  9. Super cute!!! :D

  10. Very nice thanks for sharing.

  11. Rhonda Wampler says:

    LOVE IT …. the little tongs and the pic of Lydia! Thanks for sharing and putting a little smile in my email box!

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