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Monday, September 6, 2010

simple sunday afternoon craft

My four year old just loves crafts.  She wants to do them all day long.  It tends to stress me out sometimes because I am really not very good at just coming up with fun original ideas that are age appropriate.  Show me a picture in a magazine and I can usually make it, but coming up with my own thing is a whole new ball game.  And the cute crafts in magazines are usually geared to older kids (or require some obscure craft supply that I don't have on hand.)  So yesterday when M. was begging to do a craft (and coloring was no longer sufficient) I had to scramble to find something for her and 3 year old buddy K. to do.  It definitely wasn't craft magazine material, but the girls had fun, the end result was pretty cute, and (very best of all) it was FREE!

gathering supplies:  ModPodge, leftover tissue paper squares, empty tin cans, paint brushes
the idea:  glue tissue to can to make a pencil cup

ready to dry

The finished masterpiece:  a funky fun crayon cubby

Happy Labor Day!


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! hope you can stop by and visit my blog

    Mommy's Little Dinos

  2. new follower..Found you on the hop.... I'm starting to do crafts with my two year old.. can't wait to read more! Come visit us at http://happeningsoftheharperhousehold.blogspot.com/

  3. What fun is that!! We are your newest followers! We hope that you will come and visit us over at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com

    Have a fun Labor Day!

  4. I surfed over from FiF, FuMM. Im your newest follower. Love this craft idea. I may have to do this with our Cubs.

  5. Great project. We have people begging for craft time all the time here too :-)

  6. My daughter is 16 months old and I cannot wait for her to be old enough to beg me to do crafts with her! Although, I think I'll be the one begging her to craft with me! :)

    If you are in need of craft ideas for kids, check out Valerie at Frugal Family Fun blog! She has the best craft ideas and they are all kid friendly and lots of times the supplies are just stuff you would normally have at home!

    I don't have the link handy now, but if you can't find her, shoot me an email and I'll look her up for you!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and visiting me Under the Big Oak Tree
    I'm your newest follower! :)

  7. Very cool!

    following from Relax & Surf

    hope you swing by!


  8. New follower from Tuesday Tag-Along. Hope you can stop by sometime!


  9. Hi!
    Great blog. I am your newest follower from Tuesday Tag-Along.

    Would love a follow back at:


  10. hi! im following from tuesday following :) I love the arts and crafts project, how fun!


  11. Thanks for stopping by New To Mom and following! I'm following back!

  12. Following from Tuesday Follow


  13. Hi; great Blog, I'm coming over from Tuesday Blog and are following you on GFC now; would love for you to visit me over at
    happy Monday

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm following you back! I love this idea! So cute! :)


  15. I really like that!!! We were doing a craft with Mod Podge today, too. I was afraid that if you let it get clumpy you would see the clumps when it dried but it doesn't look like that is the case from your post. I've never worked with the stuff before!!
    Great idea, too!

  16. new follower! Please follow back

  17. Good for you, Ruth! I think this is a GREAT craft that most kids would LOVE! Tucking away in my brain for later use! :)


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