My 2-year-old gets really excited about crafts.
And I mean REALLY excited.
Lately, she greets me every morning and says, "Let's do a craft in the office."
So - after eating breakfast and getting dressed and checking e-mail - we begin crafting.
I try to be creative and think up new crafts: spiders out of pipe cleaners, puppets out of paper plates and popsicle sticks, houses out of cardboard boxes, collages with magazine cut-outs, etc.
But sometimes I could use a little extra inspiration.
So you can imagine her squeals (and she can really squeal, let me tell you) of delight and my excitement when these boxes arrived on our doorstep:
She wanted to open them right then and there - and I agreed.
The Big Fun Crafts kit ($24.99) has provided hours of entertainment since that day. It includes over 300 pieces - pipe cleaners, colored cotton balls, feathers, wiggly eyes, even a pair of mini scissors. I wish there would have been an accompanying book with a few "suggested craft ideas" for this mama's tired mind, but it was super fun nevertheless.
The Make Your Own Sock Puppets kit ($17.99) was equally diverting and ideal if you have a friend or sibling who wants to join in since the kit contains three socks to "dress up."
Both kits are made by Creativity for Kids, a company that offers a full line-up of craft kits and art supplies for kids - everything from a Make Your Own Alphabet Book kit to a Finger Painting Set to a Travel Easel. The kits are fantastic for every-day use, but they'd also make a great birthday gift. Or, you could set up a "craft station" at your child' next birthday party and let the attendees go crazy (just be careful with the scissors - you never know what might happen).
YOUR TURN: Do you do crafts with your kids? Which ones are your favorite?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Big Fun Crafts kit ($24.99) and a Make Your Own Sock Puppets kit ($17.99). To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Sunday, August 9th at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner is #126 R Hicks. Congratulations!