Well, as this new year starts off in earnest, life has made its presence known and thrown a wrench into all my well-laid plans. Funny how that works, isn't it?
So....we have been occupied with family issues and changes including my mother-in-law fracturing her femur (ouch!), needing surgery, and now moving to a rehab facility before she can go home. She's doing pretty well, which is great news. But all of the activity surrounding this event has left me at home most evenings caring for my wee ones while my husband cares for his mom and checks in on his dad. Not much time for craftiness at the moment.
However, I thought I'd share this.
The kids each have their own little art/craft table in our family room. We give them access to paper and crayons at all times (after a thorough explanation and tested reinforcement of the rule that all marking devices are for use at the tables only).
Because they are getting older and more independent, I recently made them each a small craft box with glue, pom poms, markers, glitter glue, googly eyes, etc. That way they can have a little more creative freedom without me needing to be the keeper of the craft supplies.
Well, to show you a perfect representation of my two children and their very different personalities, I give you Owen's first creation - a bumblebee.
He made a plan, was very thoughtful and deliberate in his choices, and executed his plan with precision.
Bailey created this.
She emptied two tubes of glitter glue and used every googly eye and pom pom in her box. I think it's hilarious! She seems to think everything should be approached with a use it or lose it attitude.
I think I have a lot to learn from both of my budding crafters. Think things out, have a plan, but be open to impulses that grab you along the way. And don't be afraid to use your supplies (ie - precious fabric).
Have a great day!