Marin is to the point where she wants to 'make something', as she say's daily. So...after realizing she is bored with the same old stuff, I bit the bullet and bullet and bought a few crafting items for her at Wal-Mart...some plastic string (you know, for those key-chain boon-doggle things?), some toddler scissors and some pipe-cleaners. I was going to buy beads, but then I realized...I could make my own! I took some Ditalini pasta (short, tiny tubes), and soaked them in colored water for a few hours, then dried them out on parchement paper in the oven on low for an hour. Perfect! So, she made a bracelet...
Such good parctice for a little one's fine motor skills. I needed to help her from time to time, but she loved every minute of crafting!
A few day's later she crafted with her friend, Eden. She loves playing with Eden, who is almost 4.
And I had the chance to finish up the Reliefe Society crafts I had signed up for never got done a few Saturday's ago.
I made a few hair clips for Marin, aren't they cute?! She actually likes to wear them, I put them in her hair and she say's "Look, mama, soooo pretty!".
I am so happy to have a few fun decorations for my home, they make it seem so much more...homey!