She’s Crafty

Actually, I’m really not that crafty.  I mean, I try … and I try not to compare myself to my friends who are super crafty moms, but every once in a while I come up with something good.  And every once in a while, the planets align & The Boy is game to participate three minutes longer than it took to set it all up.

Today was one of those days.

The Boy generally doesn’t enjoy coloring, painting, cutting, gluing or doing anything that gets his hands sticky or messy, (it’s a sensory thing,) but we’ve been working on it.  And, bonus: I finally found a use for all the wine corks that I had set aside for some sort of future craft project! Instead of having The Boy get his hands messy or use a paint brush, why not dip the end of the cork into paint?  It will help with his grip as well as keep his hands a little less paint-laden.

cork painting

We made a stocking for Dada,first with paint & then glued on fuzzy pom pons.  The Boy enjoyed it so much that we ended up making ones for Grandma & Grandpa as well!  Sometimes I feel like I’m fairly good at this mothering thing 🙂

 

a blurry iPhoto pic of the finished stockings!

a blurry iPhoto pic of the finished stockings!

 

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Simple Fun

Who knew a plastic strainer from the dollar bin at Target & a handful of pipe cleaners could be so much fun for a 3 year old boy … AND help him work on his fine motor skills without him even knowing it!?!

He spent 20 minutes making a rainbow, preparing cereal & herding “snakes” with this fun little activity.  I always love activities that are cheap & inspire imagination.