My cute girls are always wanting to make a craft. They come by it honestly, right? I feel bad because I always feel like I am saying, “yeah, maybe later”. I think it is important for me to take the time to do fun projects with them. Especially now while they are so interested! One day they may think it isn’t cool or fun…I hope that doesn’t happen!!
So yesterday, I was making a wreath and the question came…"Mom, can we make a craft?” Instead of my usual answer, I dropped everything and we did just that. :) This is probably not the first time this project has been done, but it was a first for us and they turned out so cute!
I have a bunch of Styrofoam balls in my craft room and my little one was already playing with them and she said, “lets make something with these!” I gathered up some ribbon and scraps of fabric and cut them into about 3-4 inch strips. Then we simply pressed them into the balls, varying patterns and colors, but nothing to technical. Once they were full we went around and trimmed some of the edges a bit. We left the fabric with the raw edge and made sure there was variation in the lengths for dimension and interest.
Next we stuck in a stick for the stem, put it in a little pot I had and filled it with moss. (of course) I then tied a little flower tag on it with jute. I just used what I had, but it would be fun to have it say something, like “bloom”. This is the one I made, I gave it to my oldest for her room. She loves it. ***I apologize for some of the pictures. I was in the moment and just took them with my iphone because it was in my pocket. ;)***
This cute thing is the one my daughter made. She decided to give it to her Dad for some spring decor in his office. So sweet! :) We stuck hers in a little cardboard bag and stuck a little tag on the front.The possibilities are endless and we are excited to try some other variations.
This was so fun, easy and very fulfilling. They were quick to make, but spending time doing things like this with my girls is so important. I need to do it more. I’m linking up at A Lovely Place to Land for DI4Y.