I've never really had success in potty training kids. My now 7 year old was trained by a co-day care worker. I went to work at a day care with my daughter in tow when she was almost 3. Any attempts before that were met with the same frustration. In fact, my oldest attempted flushing her clothes down the toilet succeeding with my favorite green shirt with a felt butterfly appliquéd on the front. Luckily the denim shorts didn't make it.
So inspiration hit me today in the form of a creative outlet. Kids like to see their reward and know how to get it so I created some bathroom decor for my 3 year old to find more motivation.
Introducing the Potty Pops!
Ingredients (aka supplies):
2x4 cut to about 7 inches
fabric mod podge
fabric cut to 3x7
double stick tape
suckers (I chose dum dums because they are smaller and it doesn't take her forever to finish them)
After cutting and sanding your block. Drill holes in the top. It's fun to do it at different angles, just make sure the holes don't run into each other.
Paint your block. (I spray painted)
Apply the fabric mod podge to face of block, put your fabric on, let it dry, then seal it with the mod podge.
Create a stencil by finding a font you like, print it out and exacto knife the pieces. Adhere it to the block with double stick tape, even the middle of the p's and o's. Or if you have one, just cut vinyl for it, but I feel the stencil makes it look more handmade.
(Yes, this is what I'm doing instead of homework. . . again.)
Once it's dry, it's ready for display. Now cross our fingers that it works! PS I don't recommend putting this on the counter where little hands can reach on their own. Find a nice display shelf to put in your bathroom and place it on there.
Lil' Luna Blue Cricket Design