Toddlers and Crafts

I have mixed feelings on the topics of toddlers and crafts. It is awesome for them to be able to explore, create and gain confidence. On the other hand there are times that just the day in day out of mothering seems so overwhelming that even adding one more thing feels like it could push me over the edge. Sometimes I push through and when I do I’m always happy that we spent the time to create.

So I share our latest project. It is by far the messiest project to date. It included, glass, glue, glitter and paint. But I have to say they did a great job despite my disorganization. I am quite proud of them.

I won’t bore you with a tutorial. But it was fun to use different sizes of glitter for different ornaments. The kids really enjoyed the different effects it created. They also enjoyed mixing the different glitters and it worked out.

Only one casualty from our resident super sneak I man who just got one without my knowledge and smashed it all over the floor of his bedroom. Yay glitter bomb!

These are gifts so I don’t want to ruin the surprise but I will give a preview.

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Happy holiday crafting everyone!!

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Post 100!

Wow it is my 100th post! How exciting! And how fitting it is that I am coming on to write about none other than the indomitable Miss P.

Today I had quite a scare. Miss P was finishing breakfast in her highchair and I was doing the mommy meal dance. You all know the one. It involves blowing on food that is too hot, getting up to refill drinks and thousand times, and then of course fetching any number of random requests your toddlers make while trying to shovel a few bites of food into your mouth before the kids are done and running around the kitchen. Just me?

Ooops I got a bit off topic there for a moment. Anyway I looked up from my frantic dance and Piper was sitting on top of the table. She had stood up in her highchair that was pushed up to the table, and some how crawled to the top of the table and was sitting there calm and smiling. She is such a goof!!!

When she caught my eye she started babbling, with not a care in the world. What a blessed mommy I am!