Crafting is one of the ways we avoid falling prey to too much television. I've found that too much screen time makes Kenly grumpy. She wants more. More. MORE! So, we use crafting to pass time when things need to be calm and when Mommy needs to keep kiddos busy without having to be the entertainment staff. Sometimes it works and at times, it flops.
Corah is getting more into coloring now. She wants to do everything Kenly does, so if Kenly is coloring I better brace for wailing if Corah doesn't have crayons and paper. She getting good at actually making marks on the paper.
The cards for the girls had flowers. Each card said, "Valentine, I pick you!" I wrote the text and Kenly did the rest.
Kenly loved using the permanent markers to sign her name. This special privilege made the card making experience even more fun. The boys' cards read, "Valentine, I'd pick you for my team." She used stickers of boys and sports equipment on the front of the card. I think her favorite part of the experience was putting a sucker in every envelope and licking it closed. I was proud of her for completing the task. We would spend about 25 minutes doing about four cards and then we would put everything away when the fun started waning. I was proud of her for completing the task. She didn't give up even though she was tired of making cards by the end.
Crafts get us through the winter.