Today I am very excited to have my cousin, Amanda, from Organic Homemaking guest post for Family Friday. I’m on vacation, so this will be a nice change for all of us.
I’m so glad to be guest posting here today for my cousin, Mommy Head! I’m only jealous that I’m not on vacation too
Since it’s Family Friday, I thought I’d share a recent craft moment in our family. It’s so much fun to come across blogs that share craft projects. Since, I’m not the craftiest person, I really enjoy ‘stealing’ ideas to try in our home. MADE has become a favorite resource to me. Her ideas are genius.
So when I stumbled upon her post about her Paper Butterfly Sanctuary, I knew we had to try it! Being the creative person I am, I put off the project for like, ever. And I finally got up the nerve to sit down my 2 and 1 year old a couple days ago. We were going to make our own butterfly sanctuary.
About half way through, I remembered her kids are quite a bit older than mine. While her family craft time sounded like the epitome of fun, ours was more like chaos. Caleb (my 1 year old) ate a few crayons and tried to eat a marker. Isaac scribbled on this butterflies at lightning speed. I couldn’t cut them out fast enough!
Finally, I sent them off to play. Mommy would make some butterflies by herself. In peace and quiet.
This idea is quite simple. Simply fold construction paper in half and cut out the outline of your butterfly. Color and design to your hearts content! You can see the MADE link above for more how-to’s. But please have mercy on our poor, toddler-made butterflies. Ours don’t look like you actually stepped into a butterfly sanctuary. So I think it’s fitting that Isaac named ours a butterfly ‘garden’. And since my two little boys love it, that’s all that matters, right?
Have you re-created a craft project lately? How did yours turn out?
They were so happy to sit on their toys, I couldn’t get them to sit still.
And apparently, my kids don’t wear pants.