I am not a crafty mom. I’m just not. Drawing and coloring of any kind is on the top of my least favorite things to do list, right up there with sewing. But my kids love all things crafty, and I think that’s great. As a non crafty mom I do facilitate their craftiness. See that big blue box in the back? That is our craft box. While I rarely sit down and do an organized crafts with the kids, I do keep this box full of all kinds of items that allow them to create to their hearts’ content.
While on some days they all sit around the table and each work on their own masterpiece, today they all collaborated to make a Christmas tree. While Faith worked on the tree…
The other kids drew ornaments to decorate the tree.
They all had so much fun drawing and cutting out their ornaments.
Tada! They were done just in time to eat supper. Perfect timing.
Even my five year old came up with his own ornaments. For his, he made a circle of glue, sprinkled glitter on it, and then cut it out! My home isn’t always this harmonious, but it was so fun to watch and listen to them work together and help each other to make their Christmas tree.
Now, I need to figure out how to encourage the girls to sew even though I won’t touch a needle…hmm. Sewing and I just don’t get along, but that’s a story for another day.
Jeni Hardin says
I’m glad I’m not the only non-crafty mom out there! I told my daughter’s pre-k teachers that I send her to preschool so she can do crafts! 🙂 I love to color, but other than that? Nooooo… 🙂 🙂 But, we have a box too and she’s allowed in it whenever she wants! 🙂
I used to love to sew, not just anything, but clothes for my daughters and me back when store-bought clothes were more expensive than home made. But crafts–forget it. But I do have one daughter who is really great at all kinds of crafts and sewing too. We can’t all be good at the same things.
Susan Evans says
I own that same blue bin that you show in the background of your first picture! How funny! I keep my nerf guns in it.