Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Craft Day!

Wondering what to do this summer?  Have a craft day.  

When my girls were little (and even now) we had craft boxes.  Cheap Rubbermaid-style boxes we got from Wal-Mart.  We filled one with all our painting supplies, one with Play Dough & clay, another with beads and elastic, one with papers and scissors, etc.  They grew and changed as the girls' interests changed.  It was easy to pull out a box and they even learned to clean up after themselves.  (Sometimes after a little reminding.)

If you're running short on ideas, go visit The Crafty Crow.  This blog is full of GREAT ideas.  Many are easy and use things you probably already have around the  house.

Here's your homework for today:  Pull out all your art & craft supplies to see what you already have.  Organize them into small plastic bins.  Show your kids where they are and teach them to pull them out (after asking you, of course) and put them up by themselves.  There'll be a lot of BTS sales the next few weeks so keep an eye out for markers, paints, pens, & pencils that you can add to your art boxes.  Have fun... get messy!!!

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