Usually, I am begging them do do a craft. Seriously. And at that point, I am just talking about cutting up some scraps of paper or fabric or whatever and glueing it to something- more paper, more fabric, or whatever. So simple. Just something that they can do to channel their tired energy into their eyes and hands and brains. But of course when they said, "Can we do a craft?" I immediately said "Suuuure". I was trying to come up with something before I finished the word!
I said who wants to make friendship bracelets?! I got one taker. Nicholas, my oldest. He is 6.
I have been seeing these bracelets on blogs, so I suppose they are making a comeback, but I haven't seen any one wearing them around here. (Maybe I don't mingle with the right people.) But still, I grabbed what few colors of embroidery floss I had and started hyping up this friendship bracelet craft to my son.
I found this tutorial for making them...which I don't need, because I already know/remember how to make them from a zillion years ago! OK. Except that fancy one with the pink diamonds I have no clue how to make that one.
|Source: Cut Out and Keep|
***OH, and I did finish the curtains. Can't wait to show you. I started measuring for the new slipcover for the ottoman, too. It is a lot of fabric to spread out and cut so I am waiting for a non t-ball night or weekend...