A-Z Challenge: C

C is for Crafting with the Little Ones

There are so many different crafts to do that sometimes I have a hard time choosing but whichever activity we do try we always enjoy it! School always gives us a great excuse to make things like fancy egg heads for charity, masks for fun or even bugs like this:

Lots of paper, paint, pipe cleaners and patience (yep, that's the four P's right there- always handy!) makes a really good lady bird for a school project! Like many households with young children there is a vast array of paper pictures featuring 'Mummy' or a dog with a cape or a princess. You can never guess what it is (and don't even try, it only causes offence) a lot of these pictures are stored in a file on our bookshelf but pieces of childhood artwork are placed on the fridge,notice board, handed out to Grandparents when I've had enough or simply sellotaped to the wall by Midge when I'm not paying attention.

Other crafts we enjoy are seasonal ones. We've made Cupids from loo rolls, stars and pine cones for the Christmas trees and Easter baskets complete with masks most recently. We also dabble in making our own cards and wrapping paper when we feel really adventurous!

Homemade card and a gift wrapped in felt for Father's Day last year.

Feeding the birds with love!

Sometimes we even make bracelets. I have quite a stash of jewelry bits and bobs now and we dip in now and again to create something fun.

What do you enjoy doing with your family?