I am all about crafts that are hands-off for parents and open-ended for kids. That is why my modified version of this Lenten Almsgiving Project I found on Catholic Icing is perfect for us. Read More
My kids collect things. Weird things — buttons, bottle caps, broken jewelry, fabric cut from old clothes and, most recently, my old breast pump (to play mad scientist of course). I’m always a bit torn about whether to encourage these collections. But ultimately, I want to nurture the creative, resourceful ideas that develop from these treasures. The following photos are of “treasure art” made from buttons. Read More
As Anne mentioned last week, we are splitting up Wednesdays among us to expand on local outings with some family fun at home. I volunteered for crafts. It took me having kids to re-connect with my “crafty” side. I love looking at Pinterest crafts; but I’m not big into directions or rules when it comes to creativity. Much of what I make isn’t pin-worthy. Kids have so much capacity for imagination, that they don’t really care about aesthetics. Which is good, because, although I could have made this upcycled TV into a beautiful puppet theatre, I settled for good enough.