Monday, November 14, 2011

Lettin' My Kids Get Crafty!

As you may know, I'm not really a "crafty" person. I appreciate other people's arts and crafts, but for me personally, I'm not very artistic and I enjoy making simple things only every now and then. Occasionally, though, I let go of my craft inhibitions and neat-freak tendencies and let my children do a fun crafty art project. So last month I bought a bunch of mini pumpkins for them to paint and decorate.

"What's this and how exactly do you use it?" 
This may have been Sam's first time painting with an actual brush.
I need to get better about exposing my kids to art on a regular basis!

 I didn't even think to put newspaper down under their projects. Oops! 
There will be orange glitter stuck on this table for awhile.
As further evidence of what an amateur I am at this, I let them paint in their church clothes.  

In the end, I think the pumpkins turned out well. Good job, boys!

 That one on the front right-hand side...I did those glitter stripes down the sides. Oh yeah!

Now they're all lined up on the windowsill near our kitchen table and they look cute and festive for fall. So I've decided that we'll do this every year. Sometimes it's totally worth it to let your kids get crafty. I'm going to have to do it more often!