I consider myself kind of a crafty person. I don’t make brownies from scratch, but I l do love to scrapbook. I tend to make things that require
absolutely no minimal artistic talent. In other words, anything that is in a ready-to-do kit, I am all about it! This not only almost guarantees an acceptable final masterpiece, but also allows Baby to participate and express her own creative flair.
Since moving to Georgia, Baby and I started making cards to send to family to keep in touch. Baby enjoys decorating the outside with puffy foam stickers and markers, and is able to practice her writing skills on the inside of the cards. Themed die-cut foam stickers rock! I have them for all the holidays (and some letters), so they are always available. We also use the same theme stickers to decorate plain gift bags for any given holiday, Christmas ornaments, bookmarks and even fun masks. My favorite idea for a future craft is this fabulous princess themed snow globe! Baby will love it!
For Christmas we had a few extra special projects planned. I found premade frozen gingerbread men and holiday-shaped sugar cookies. Who needs all the clean up for actually making the dough? Not me, that’s for sure. Decorating is most of the fun anyway. A wonderful evening was spent as a family while Baby decorated all the cookies with colored icing and many types of sprinkle toppings.
Next, we were able to spend an afternoon assembling a super sparkly foam gingerbread house from a kit instead of recreating the “icing fiasco of Christmas 2008″. Please feel free to call Auntie Kimmy for details about this event. And just because I didn’t make the gingerbread men, doesn’t mean we didn’t bake some special treats too, including the deep dish peanut butter brownies.
Baby and I made the most of our afternoons together baking, creating and sharing. I’ll get into the sharing our love of infomercial products in a future post. I’ll give you a hint though, if you recognize the words Big Top Cupcake, or fancy mommy and me matching aprons, then you’ll definitely be interested.
What are you doing to inspire creativity in your own children? Do you have a special craft idea to share?