Archives for June 19, 2012

more crafts for the girls (and me)

book bracelets

book bracelets
In keeping with last week’s “B” theme, I made little book bracelets decorated with buttons for the girls.  I was really pleased with their ease and cuteness.  Larkspur liked her bracelet, but scolded me because she says I am supposed to be coming up with crafts for her and for Beatrix to do, not me.

book bracelets
(once again, this project was found in volume one of Alphabet Glue.)

wool butterflies

wool butterflies
Using twigs and wool we made butteflies.  These are easy and fun:  a good, no preparation necessary, craft. (I’ve been buying my wool crafting supplies from Weir Crafts for more than a decade-love them.  However, Larkspur’s basket is overflowing with wool and balls of yarn that were gifts from her knitting friend right now.)

caterpillars with keats
On Monday, after a week of Jonny working every single day straight through the weekend and even Sunday night, I found myself unprepared with a fabulous “C” craft to begin “C” week.  Thankfully I was able to convince Keats that cutting out circles and helping the girls make caterpillars would be fun.  Beatrix’s caterpillar is kind of crazy in an awesome upside downish sort of way.

caterpillars with keats

caterpillars with keats
She kept claiming she was finished and I kept suggesting she add more (so I could finish math with Gabe!)

caterpillars with keats
I’ve got a list made…I’m thinking cats with wings (Catwings), crowns for the girls to decorate….and whatever else I can pull together for this week.  But really, I am thinking I want to get out of the house now that Jonny’s crazy work marathon is over (for now.)