This weekend was pretty busy, but Sunday I let the kids go ahead and do some crafting at the dining room table while I was cleaning and running back and forth with customers at the farm.
The kiddos got some stickers and spending money from Mimi and Papa (Mr. Fix-It’s momma and step-father) in a surprise package a few days ago. Some of their money goes straight into the bank or their 527s, but some of it they get to keep in their salsa-turned-money jars as spending money.
I love watching them do these kind of projects. Each of their little personalities and style shine through. I’ve mentioned before that the Ladybug is quite the minimalist. She put her name and one main sticker on hers. Speedracer, on the other hand, used his entire sticker sheet on his jar, including the top and the bottom. As usual, artistically, the Cowboy was somewhere in the middle.
Mimi’s box also included some foam pumpkins and stickers for a crafty decoration. I threw in some farm-themed foam stickers that I’ve been saving in the craft closet as well.
The Ladybug showed the boys how to flip the pumpkins over and decorate both sides to get twice the fun out of each pumpkin. It was really the easiest, least messy, craft time we’ve had in a long time. If you’re looking for something fun, but easy and generally mess free I highly recommend foam stickers. Even the littlest fingers could peel them, they stick pretty good, and you can get them for good prices in every theme and topic imaginable.
Even cleaning up all the sticker-backing papers wasn’t that difficult–just a broom and dustpan. No sticky fingers. No ink stains. No sand! Moonsand is a favorite for our kids, but it’s gotten to the point that we only allow it out on the porch table because of the mess.
My only question now is what in the world I’m going to do with 30 foam pumpkins?
What do you do with all your kids projects and papers?