We do a lot of crafting at our house. I mean A LOT.
In this picture we have painting, the sewing box, glue and popsicle sticks. The window has cotton ball sheep hanging in it. This is pretty typical for our family table.
One of Grace's recent obsessions has been a popsicle stick house she saw in our Martha Stewart Crafts for Kids book. She assembled the walls and roof herself, and I taped it all together.
Little sis enjoyed watching for a while.
She was inspired and started painting herself.
This project took several days. I thought she would loose interest but she found some cardboard and some playdoh and then we had a yard, trees and a garden. Glitter completed the look of this "winter wonderland" as she calls it.
The finished product!
Another project is candy cane mice for the preschool class. A classic! I made templates for Grace to cut around but she did everything else.
Clara helps by pretending they are planes. A girl influenced heavily by big sis!
Grace was SO excited to hand these out.
Cotton ball sheep mentioned earlier.
Origami cat heads.
Some goofing around with toilet paper tubes.
Gingerbread houses. Which two did Clara decorate?
We're having a great time!
We tried to make a snow globe but it didn't really turn out well. Grace spent a lot of time painting and decorating this tree but mom failed somehow in the details. Oh well, you can't win them all!
She is also making a sleigh for Santa. She attached some popsicle sticks to the bottom so it would slide and a cardboard reindeer. Here she is explaining her thought process!