I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. Instead, my kids caught the crafting bug. It happens sometimes. We have been working on a few projects, but I wanted to start with something even Little A, 2-years-old, was able to do.
Here are some of the finished “wind chimes” (indoor only, sadly)
and here are the materials
- a wooden shape
- acrylic paint (we practiced mixing colors)
- cheap yarn
- clear pony beads
- some animal beads I found which make a nice jingly sound. I’m sure I didn’t look at all strange walking down the bead aisle shaking bags of beads and listening to them.
- a hot glue gun (not pictured)
First the kids painted the shapes: stars, lady bugs, sail boats, and cats. While they dried the kids got to work on fine motor skills with the beading. Little A loved it. Then I worked the hot glue gun and glued the strings of beads, and some yarn for hanging, to the back of the shapes. They’re cute, and the kids had fun.
No, I don’t homeschool, by the way. I enjoy the time when they are out of the house. And I enjoy when they come back home again.