Before I had kids, I had absolutely no interest in crafting. I will fully admit it. I tried the scrapbooking thing- fail! I tried the journaling- fail! I tried making some homemade gifts for my husband-fail! I even tried making a simple hot chocolate concoction for a Christmas gift-fail! The problem was, not that I couldn’t do it, but I had zero patience to sit down and actually start a craft. The mere thought of going to the store to get all the necessary supplies gave me chills because I knew that they would end of sitting on my counter untouched. Even if I did attempt to start a craft, I would stop halfway only to find that a half finished project sat on my kitchen counter for upwards of a year.
…Then I had kids!! My daughter who is three just recently started preschool where they do crafts everyday. They take out all the necessary supplies and do a project everyday. I was so intrigued by what she was doing in school, I decided that I was going to start making crafting a part of our weekly routine. Well, it ended up, that we now do a craft every night! It doesn’t have to be a big craft but the smile on her face when she did something by “herself”- makes me gitty with delight.
We can go to the craft store or we can order the craft supplies online at Factory Direct Craft. We order all different crafting supplies. We get glue sticks, cotton, tongue depressors, twine, jewelry, stickers, paper, markers, felt, and may more products. Each week, I put together a different crafting box that consists of the project we are going to do for the week. Basically, I get a regular box and just refill with different crafting supplies. Some weeks, I do not have a particular craft in mind but Hayley will come with her own ideas. Simply amazing what she can come up for ideas.
Just yesterday, we opened up the craft box, and she told me she wanted to make mommy, daddy, and baby Zane, out of popsicles. So off she went trying to glue all the sticks together and then we added on sticks for the body parts. At the end, she put on her little eyes, nose, and mouth, and she said she made our family. I couldn’t have been happier. My three year depicted our family out of simple sticks. When her daddy came home, she presented her family to him. He was elated that she came up with such a great craft.
I have to say, I now LOVE doing crafts. I developed my love from watching my daughter get so excited doing them. I now scrapbook and I am loving it. I also made Hayley her own mini Christmas tree this year. I find crafting to be so pleasurable and soothing. It is easy…It is inexpensive..It is fun! I suggest checking out some of the great crafting blogs out there to get some great ideas. Pick up some (crafting supplies) and have fun!! My next project..to learn to sew.
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