I've never been a crafty girl -- I'm waaay too impatient.
I tried my hand at scrapbooking (too time-consuming), making my own greeting cards (too many accessories and tools) and I went to a "party" where I spent a ton of money on big rubber stamp set that I was going to use for all my scrappin' and card makin' (that did not happen).
As a kid, I loved to draw. I loved to paint. I loved to create and make things. Macaroni art! Paper mache! Ash trays!
But as an adult the craft chip didn't compute -- until I started to get inspired by my 6-year-old.
Isn't it great when we get to experience that whole you get to be a kid again through your child thing? Because I think that's happening now. Although he's doing most of the work -- I'm handing him things or cutting things, or mostly cleaning up things.
I'm happy to be his assistant in creating works of art. Like...
- One giant cardboard box.
- An old blanket or bed sheet
- Safety scissors
- Cardboard box
- Construction paper
- Popsicle sticks
So fun, so easy, and the true definition of recycling. And as low-key as these little projects are, some are even... well... lower.
For example, check out "Wheat Thin Box Head" as seen tonight in my living room:
- One Costco sized box of Wheat Thins
- One head
So see? It's easy and pretty fun once you get into it. And I have to say, his television show is better than half the stuff that's on. And there's nothing like coming upstairs and seeing your kid fast asleep in an empty IKEA box.