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!


Amelia said...

Those little pumpkins are pretty! That's a good, easy craft to do. I look forward to seeing what you let them do for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas!

Donna said...

Peter does a gingerbread house with John every Christmas, and I buy some little easy craft projects at Target for them to do. I like Christmas crafts for kids! They are at my level of ability! :)

And for Thanksgiving I might print out placemats for them to color, or maybe do some easy little turkey nametags for the table. We'll see how ambitious I get!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love the pumpkins! I have been extra terrible at doing crafts with the kids lately. Though my daughter still has a touch of glitter in her hair from the last time we used it (maybe two months ago).

Ann Marie said...

I am sure they loved it!!
We are kinda craft handicapped here. I used to have it in me.. but don't anymore. Now I just like to buy it.. but I know my kids would love to do more...

I will work on it....