I've waited a long long time for these days. Long before having a kid, I knew my favorite thing would be crafting with kids. I was a big crafter growing up. My life revolved around what I could make--- even now, if I'm not doing something with my hands, my hands are lost and anxious. I grew up on craft parties--- sleepovers of groups of girls coming to our home and a crafting table set up for the bunch of us, whiny, obnoxious, and loud girls to make things to take home together. I look forward to those parties with Marlowe---- but maybe less girls ;)
For now, I'm SO so happy to have reached this point with Marlowe. More fun than, our lesson in patience: pom pom crafts. This is silly, and really hardly worthy enough to be called a DIY--- but very much a fun toddler craft regardless. Don't worry, ohdeardrea wont be turning into a DIY blog--- but I realized we really do A LOT of diy projects around here, so maybe I should start documenting them (there were so many mis opportunities!)---- especially the ones that are more sentimental, like the ones with my growing colorful and rainbow loving kid :)
a small wooden box
an obscene amount of pom poms
*realistically a glue gun might be best, but a glue gun and a three year old still sounds risky, I'll wait until she's four.
SO, decide if you're going to free hand it or stencil out an image for your kiddo. We chose a simple flower and I let her choose the rest. I tried to encourage her to stick with a four color theme pattern-- she wasn't having it :) I oh so patiently put my ocd aside and let her put red a little to close to green in her pattern. In the end, I learned to let go and she made the most awesome colorful box. If using the glue gun, Do the top first, let dry, then do the sides. The pom poms are not super sturdy when drying. DO use a lot of glue, the pom poms will soak up glue like a sponge.
Tada! Toddler magic and a very happy momma welcoming the days of fun kid crafting into our home. Can't wait for the lanyard bracelets :)
(Marlowe's dress / & her amazing lion pillow.)