Something I like to do with my children is take time off from our regular school work to do a week of fun, seasonal activities. The start of the new school year is a great time to do a week of autumn activities and kick the new school year off with some fun! Let me show you some of the things we did during our week of autumn activities.
Do you have a dolphin lover in your family? We do. Princess LOVES dolphins! We did a unit study to help her learn about dolphins, but we also use her interest to help her keep learning all the time and having fun while we do it :)
In my last post I shared with you some ways my kids want to give to others this Christmas. I also promised that I would share some ideas with you of things you and your children can make to give away for Christmas too. Here are some of the cute crafts that my kids have made that your kids might want to try making too :)
Wacky Sacks are a fun and easy craft to do with Munchkin, and it has been one of her best sellers too! I first saw the idea on Pinterest in a couple of places. You can see the original posts here and here.
We chose the playdough version because I had visions of using cornstarch and having a wacky sack break... Not a pretty picture! Plus, if the wacky sack does break, you still have playdough to play with :) The kids also had a lot of fun playing with the playdough in the process of making the wacky sacks! (Playing with playdough is great for strengthening those fine motor skills!)
I am back from a lovely fall camping trip with my family and ready to get back into blogging! Here is the continuation of My Crafty Kids series.
One of the first things Princess learned how to do for her Princess Accessories business, after beading, was how to make clay jewelry. At craft sales Princess could often be found at Elaine’s Too Aquarius table. Elaine not only makes her own clay beads and jewelry, but she also teaches classes on how to work with clay. Unfortunately we live too far from the city to come in every week to take her classes, but she was kind enough to show Princess how to do things while we were at craft sales. She also spent quite a bit of time explaining things to me through emails.
Little Man sells rocks. His business is called Rock Treasures. (To learn more about his, and his sisters businesses, you can find my other posts on my Pinterest board: My Crafty Kids Series.) The newest rock project he has been working on is a really great connecting the dots project for our homeschool! He is making alphabet rocks.
My 8 year old is amazingly creative and started her own jewelry making business when she was only 5 years old. If you want to know more about how she started her Princess Accessories business, you can find my post about it here. If you are interested in knowing more about what her 4 and 6 year old siblings are doing with their businesses, you can find my posts about her brother’s Rock Treasures business and her sister’s crafts at the attached links. You won’t want to miss out on the rest of this series either, starting with my post on our first fall craft sale.
Today I want to tell you about how Princess started making headbands, and show you how to do what she has been doing.