Craft Tote Week 7

This week I’ve avoided the craft tote whenever possible. I wanted to be outside. I didn’t have the patience this week to walk the kids through crafts everyday. Part of that is adding an item to the craft tote that Elliot really wants to do (clay charms) that is for ages 8 and up. I know that means there will be a lot of work for me. I also know we will be getting close to “JUST LET ME DO IT!” territory (sometimes I’m not that patient).

This week we painted faces twice, played with shaving cream, Audrey made smashed cucumber salad, Elliot made cheesy eggs, and Audrey made zucchini fritters. The kids have a new cookbook, and I’ve been trying to convince them that making a recipe counts as a craft.

Wish me luck this week. I don’t think I can put off the clay charms much longer.

18 thoughts on “Craft Tote Week 7

  1. I don’t blame you about the clay charms. I was always anti-glitter. It is just a mess maker that can’t be cleaned up. There is still glitter in my house that I’ll vacuum up from the cracks in the floors forever. My suggestion is to look at the age level on the box and calculate how much younger they are (ie 30%, 50%, 75%) and that is how much you can tell them to expect you to have to do. Then they won’t get mad that you’re helping and you’ll have an idea how many patience you’ll have to spend on it:)
    I always called cooking science. It made it seem like they were learning more than just how to cook.
    Good luck! You need some crafts for outside:)

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    1. That is such a good idea! I will be calculating to see how much work to expect. The glay charms are glittery. I’m hoping for a calm sunny day so we can do them outside. I usually use cooking as a math lesson.

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  2. You are such a cool mum and doing so many things and letting them play with shaving foam, oh the joy of getting messy with foam. I have friends who are now at the stage of just handing over their iPads and TV remotes and leaving the kids to it, so your kids are having way more fun. I think Karen’s suggestion is a great one re: the amount of help they’ll need.

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  3. You really are doing a great job. Your kids don’t realise it now, but one day they will look back and understand how lucky they were. You are giving them an amazing start in life. Go you! 🙂

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