We're in a routine right now where we wake up, eat breakfast and then spend about an hour doing crafts.
Nothing elaborate. Just some quick and easies.
There's always a coloring book out on the table, but what's more fun than coloring a picture? Cutting it out when you're done and gluing it to a popsicle stick. Instant puppets.
Bo was begging to make butterfly masks today. More specifically, she wanted angry butterfly masks. I told her she'd just have to make an angry face when she wore it, so here you go:
Magpie's attempt at angry:
At some point, the paint usually comes out. We either start with a blank page or I print pictures off the Internet.
Today, Bo also wanted me to draw her a tiger. An angry tiger. (Not sure what's up with all the angry crafts. Any child psychologists in the house?)
She then gave it stripes, meticulously drawing an orange line, putting down the orange crayon, picking up the black crayon, drawing a black line, putting down the black crayon, picking up the orange crayon, etc. One time she accidentally drew two black lines next to each other and thought she had ruined the picture (she's a bit of a perfectionist). I showed her that she could probably squeeze an orange line in between the two black ones. It was cute to see the little lightbulb go off in her head.
Anyone else crafting up a storm with kids lately? Any favorite links to kid-craft projects you'd like to share?