I am trying to do something with the boys once a week- i am not very good at it to be honest. It is the hardest thing in the whole world to find something that interests them. What i mean is that they want to craft something that is useful. ug… so lots of times if i just sit down with them at the table and visit with them, we can just color and create pictures. When i took my classes for early childhood- this is so good for them, because their imagination is being used. The other day Kai made a squirrel and a rocket, and the squirrel was awesome. So i am glad my lazyness is encouraging their creativeness!! ha-
I have not been good at writing on the pictures yet, but i think it every time. The pictures need the name, date, and description. Kai has just started drawing pictures that you can tell what they are- so on some pieces that i would maybe like to store away i need to write on them.
One “crafty thing” that we do sorta often is bead. I bought the boys pony beads and we bead those on to pipe cleaners. It is the perfect thing to learn how to bead because the bead holes are large and the pipe cleaners are really stiff. The boys really enjoy this- then we recycle everything for next time. It works good for us.
I found some boats that i want to make with them, but i first have to collect some recycling first so maybe next week we should have all the pieces together!