Crafting With the Kids (ThTh)
The craft-room clean-up mission was accomplished in record time. It's amazing what you can do when you really want it done. I've always said that I work best under pressure. (it's true)
When the girls got to my house (I told them the craft room was clean), they immediately wanted to craft. And, craft we did. They started painting the moment they walked in the door, we had trouble getting them to leave for dinner. With rain predicted for the whole weekend (ruining our plans to go to the beach) and them losing access to the Wii (it just caused problems), it was a good thing they like to craft.
So, what did we make?
- Basic painting on a canvas board (and then just paper) with acrylic paints
- Polymer clay beads, which were baked and strung on leather cord
- Tin can pencil holders
- Melt-and pour soap
- A collage
Even after all of that, I was able to keep the craft room in order by decreeing that no new projects would be started until we put away the materials from other projects. It's such a relief to know that it was clean and has stayed that way. Hurray!!
I don't have much of an easy way to move on, but it's "Thrifty Thursday" and I'm ready to share some links:
- I really like the look of this DIY floating shoe rack
- Preserving clothes is one of the thriftiest things you can do, so here's a slideshow on how to get out some of summer's toughest stains
- Apparently, you can get free books on the iPhone and androids
- Haven't you ever wanted to cook a meal using just what you have in your kitchen, without having to run to the grocery store. With this new online tool, you can - just jump online and enter what you've got.