>> Sunday, October 31, 2010
I'm thankful for crafts.
They give my girls something productive to do during "down time. They help the girls and I both to foster our creativity. I love seeing what the girls make. It also keeps you from idle hands and boredom. Crafts are also great gifts. Grandparents love them as well as Mommy & Daddy. The girls love to display them in their rooms or see them displayed in our home.
It keeps the girls from fussing as well!
If they are occupied then they are less likely to be fussing. They are focused in on what they are making and working to do their best so they are not bickering over something silly like whose turn it is to do whatever.
It also brings my girls all together.
All three girls can do the crafts even if on different levels. So it's something that they can all do .. even with baby sister, Hannah Joy. They each make something unique and they brag to Hannah Joy on what a great job she is doing.
They feel so successful when they have completed them.
They are proud to show Daddy when he gets home. They're excited of what I may do to them like for instance, spray gloss over them to make them very shiny. Or they may get to do more with them such as plant a plant in the planter they make. When they are done they are proud of what they have made and they feel good about it.
They are keepsakes!
I love to put their name, the year & their age on every thing they make. It gives them keepsakes on many things. They can keep them or I can keep them and one day give them to them for their own homes.... for their own children to see and perhaps make something the same or similar. Teaching the love of crafts is such a blessing because it's a family thing and they can one day teach their children to do some of the same things. It brings out their talents and shows "what stage they were at" at each age.
Crafting is FUN!! Even Mommy loves to craft!BLESSINGS!