While the weather is ping ponging up and down and Spring is trying to make it’s entry, I am at my wits end in terms of keeping the boys occupied. They don’t attend preschool, and it’s too cold for them to go out and play with the neighborhood kids. This is the time where I start to get a little crazy. We have just about run out of things to do in the house, and we are an outdoor family by nature. There are only so many tents you can make, cars you can play with, and tv shows to watch before it just gets old really fast, so I was on the hunt for some kid’s crafts that they could do.
So I decided to head to the craft store, and find some craft activities for boys to do for the entire week. I found some really fun things to do. We plan on making some Wilton lollipops with their candy melts (I will try my best). I found some really cute ones with a pirate treasure chest and pirate, and since the boys are really into Jack and the Neverland Pirates on Disney, they got really excited when I showed them. For our crafting adventure, I found some magnets they can paint, and some wooden race cars, and trains to paint by Faber Castell, they have some really neat things for kids. I figure it was a great activity so they can use their creative skills, and fine motor skills, and I got the mommy pleasure of watching them. For being four and some change, they did a really fantastic job on their trains, and had so much fun doing it.
The Tongues Help Make The Masterpiece!
Our next project is our Wilton lollipops, I hope they turn out, because I have no clue what I am doing for those! They look easy but ya never know!
A New Year means a new outlook on things. At least, this is how every New Year starts out for most of us, and as the year moves on, it is often hard to stay on track and keep those creative ideas flowing. Finding new ways to do ordinary things, plan parties, and work on projects with your kids can sometimes be difficult when you feel like you keep doing the repetitive.
The internet has always been a great place to find good ideas on how to plan a party, find new crafts for kids, or ways in which to keep our lives motivated and organized. I was introduced to a new and wonderful resource for the everyday to the special occasion. The Out of Office blog from FedEx Office will help get you going with projects for invitations and place cards, ideas on how to turn your child’s artwork into a notebook, large poster and creative ideas for making a more than ordinary thank you card. In the future, the blog will feature contests and giveaways, themed series, how-to videos, and the creative insights of guest bloggers and customers!
While I was looking over the site I ran across a really adorable idea. You can let your children make artwork and turn it into a personal placemat. I think my boys would get a kick out of this, and I also think its a fun way to make the table inviting for family and friends. You can then take their artwork up to your local FedEx and have it laminated and proudly displayed at the dinner table. This is a perfect project for the winter months, and can also be a great way to welcome in each season. In excitement for Spring to come you can make fun Spring place mats, and it’s a perfect way to think outside of the dreary cold weather. Winter is one of the hardest times for me and the boys because we greatly miss being outside.
Head on over to the new FedEx Out of Office Blog and you can get some really great ideas to help get your creativity flowing and start the New Year off right!
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