Every so often, I will post pictures and a little info on some crafts that my kids and I do together. A few things that people reading this should be aware of:
- We are not planners spontaneous – this means that most of the things we do come from stuff you may have around the house (if you’re into art and crafts). You may use this to get an idea and head to a craft store to find something that works even better.
- We have short attention spans busy agendas – this means that most of the things we do can be done quickly – you might take more time and really enhance the project.
- We are definitely not perfectionists artists – this means that while ours may be a bit unrefined to the average viewer…they are exactly how we wanted them. Or… see #2. ahem.
So – our first craft here uses something that for some reason my children start HOARDING around this time of year. Do any of your kids do this? No? I do call mine my “little squirrels”…hmmm.
Anyway, after tiring of finding these stashes around, I suggested that we actually do something with them. We used:
- Glue gun
- Paint markers (these are the kind that you can paint on terre cotta with)
- Construction paper for the clothes (fabric scraps would be awesome here)
- Craft sticks (popsicle sticks would work well, maybe even pipe cleaners?)
Go at it!
The second craft is one we did a couple of weekends ago. I don’t have in process pictures but you’ll need:
- old tennis balls (we play occasionally and find old ones on the courts a lot…remember I mentioned the hoarding tendencies of my kids?)
- some sort of dowels…perhaps chopsticks would even work?
- Glue gun
- fabric scraps
We cut a hole in the ball and stuck in on the dowel. Then, just started decorating. The finished result is a little creepy…but the kids LOVED these and they make great puppets. Just ask my brother-in-law who was treated to a Happy Birthday performance. He may never be the same.