Sunday, May 1, 2011

Crafting with the Kiddies

I want to craft more with my girls. I have good intentions, but sometimes the need to 'plan' things out and get prepared gets in the way. My girls are always provided with glue, scissors, markers, crayons, paper, bits of yarn, googly eyes, pipecleaners, playdough, etc, in their easy accessible craft cupboard, but for the more organized 'attivities' (as my 4 year old calls crafts), I'm less good at finding things to do and getting prepared (even though I peruse many kids crafting websites frequently).

I love it when a quilting blog comes through with a good idea. A while back I saw this idea over on Cluck Cluck Sew. I knew that the girls' doors needed one, and last Easter weekend was the perfect opportunity as we had nothin' but time, time, time. And I'm a girl with scraps and buttons, oh, am I.

My four year old (her M is on the bottom) got very into this activity and even wanted to make a face with felt and buttons. My two year old was less focused but of course had to copy her sister's face idea. The Ms (their names both start with M!) now hang on their doors and make me smile when I walk by their rooms.

My four year old's breathey "oh, mama, it's sooo fabricy" statement of pride when she was all done pretty much melted my heart.

Have you and your kids made anything fab lately?

- Donna


Brie said...

I love this! So, um any chance we can post it over at Kids in the Capital?

Sara said...

So, so sweet!!

Kathy said...

We just did this!

Our Grace would be all over this letter idea, too. I'm filing it away for a rainy day! Thanks!

Amie Plumley said...

Love the letter idea! I do the same thing with journals. Just gluing little scraps is so satisfying!

marta said...

absolutely loving this unique artwork idea. what a cute custom monogram craft.

Leslie said...

i love your 4 year olds response...i like things fabricy too!! we have been looking for a family craft and i think this one might be it