Lately I’ve been coerced into spending time doing something I hate to do: laundry crafting.
It’s supposed to be fun and relaxing or something, right?
But for me it’s mostly just disappointing. And frustrating. And embarrassing.
Because everything I make comes out lame.
And also ugly.
So I avoid handmade projects whenever humanly possible.
But, guess what happened.
Without even consulting me first, my youngest son decided he LOVES doing crafts.
What the butt, kid?!
Way to throw a kink in my parenting style which formerly consisted largely of sorta watching you run around in the yard with the dog for a bit, followed by snacks, TV, and a nap so you can run around in the yard again later.
I blame Mimi for this.
She’s the one who introduced him into the world of using your hands to create things.
Bought him all of these handy little art kits that are crazy hard.
Okay, so maybe they aren’t really hard, hard, but they do require a level of precision and concentration I can’t seem to wrap my head around.
And then this showed up…
Yes, friends, this bad mama-jamma is a Kiwi Crate. Or, as I like to refer to it: a happy little mail order craft box of awesomeness that has fully changed my life and outlook on crafting with kids.
Okay, not totally.
But, enough that we are actually considering a subscription to have this delivered to our house every month for the rest of our lives!
Or, until he goes to school daily and can get his crafting fix there.
I would like to note however that,even prior to encountering the best kid craft box since, um, the first kid craft box thingy was invented, I developed a few holiday projects of my own.
Go ahead and clap, and then get ready to have your mind blown!
By our felt Christmas tree project…
Decorated with, what are these things called anyway? Brads?
And, glitter glue, because it’s pretty.
And, palm trees and ghosts, because they were laying around in all of their self adhesive glory.
So easy, but super fun. You know, for him.
And, if you string a few together like so, you can hide display them in the playroom or hang them on the mantle; whichever floats your boat.
Then, in a rare moment of shear creative genius, we also made some adorable holiday frames.
Hands down the easiest craft item I’ve ever been a part of that actually turned out nearly exactly as I had envisioned it would.
All you do is buy a couple of $2 (or so) unfinished frames from the craft store (or WalMart), paint them red with acrylic paint, maybe sprinkle some glitter on them while still wet (or not), pop in a holiday themed photo, and, voila! Holiday frizzames…
With a nosy, photobombing dog to distract you from the glitter on the glass and the paint chipped off the side…
Okay, maybe not gangsta.
But, totally Craftsta (my word, but feel free to use it if you’re ready to live it)!
Holiday happiness people. That’s what I’m all about, yo!
What are you Wordful about this Wednesday?!
This is Holiday Happiness theme week, but we are only doing ONE linky (because maybe you weren’t confused by the double linkies, but we sure were!).
All Wordful posts are welcome (and if you have a holiday themed post to enter into the $50 Magic Cabin! giveaway we just ask that you include the word “ENTRY” at the end of your link so we know to pick you!).
Now, link up and then head over to Angie’s spot and see what holidays look like at her Circus!