Friday, March 18, 2011

Crafting Time With My Kiddo

Last night, I discovered that I had an extra Steralite box with a handle, and added some of Monkey Georgia's art supplies to it. (She already had one that her aunt gave her for the same purpose, but it's already full of supplies.) I even labeled them with my label maker (one of the best birthday gifts I've ever received).

This morning, I was woken up by the request, "Mommy, can we PLEASE make stuff from my craft box?"

So today, there was lots of gluing (with glitter glue - apparently the best kind), painting, cutting and making going on. I even made her her own book to design and decorate.

We have a lot of long brown paper leftover from a package we received, and I cut strips of it, then cut those strips in half. I folded the strips and then sewed a seam using my sewing machine down the fold. (Note to self: change the needle before trying to fabric.)

She thought that was great, and proceeded to paint her hands with glitter glue so she could put hand prints on her pages. Then she found some stickers that her Grandma sent her and added those to the pages.

I love it when little kids make their own books. My nephew made one for me when he was about 3 or 4 and it's a treasured keepsake. I need to work with Monkey Georgia on the concept of a story in her books, but today was a good start. She tells stories all the time and we read books together, but her experience so far of making books is watching me scrapbook and that's rarely a continuous story throughout.

I'll be posting more about book making in the future, I believe.

Do you make books with your children?

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