Let’s get crafty. If you have little ones in your life, then this is the perfect post for you. Hopefully it will give you an idea of something to do this afternoon.
I’d like to give credit to our mom for these ideas. Paula Stewart is the queen of crafts that involve basically nothing. You don’t need elaborate materials to make something cute. That’s her motto. Her other motto is to always have Diet Coke and M&Ms in your house.
Get some dry pasta, put it in a Ziploc, put a couple of drops of food coloring and a splash of alcohol-rubbing alcohol not Jose Cuervo. Then mix it around and let it dry on some wax paper.
Draw a tree and let your little one glue on the “leaves.”
Can you beleaf how cute?
Draw an outline of a ghost and use a pom-pom as the paintbrush to “dot” the ghost. It makes it a little easier to attach it to a clothespin. Then cut out and glue on a face, mouth, and an accessory. Voila.
Compare this to a picture of me in January/February, and the resemblance would be uncanny.
An apple pie without the calories? Done.
Cut out some green and red circles. You could always do the outlines and let your little shadow cut them out if you want to make this a longer activity. Then rip off some pieces of brown construction paper or tissue paper for the outer-edge crust, and finally, cut out some brown strips for the lattice crust.
Let them glue the apples on a paper plate, and then glue the crust around the rim. Then glue some of the crust strips and let them finish it by “over, undering” it to make a lattice crust. If you want to, put a little extra glue on top (glue stick would probably be best) and let them sprinkle cinnamon or apple pie spice on top.
I hope this gave you some inspiration for some craft time. I will be happy to send Claire over to your house to facilitate these activities. Just let me know the time!