Spring still hasn’t been able to push old man winter out-of-town but I did receive a gift last night which has brought more spring into my space.
This morning I received another “gift” left for me outside my door.
With my grand-daughter just starting to recuperate from a bad cold I separated a few flowers out to give to her in another saved glass jar, okay that’s just an excuse I love to share and would have given her a couple anyway. You should have seen her smile when I told her they were for her, if you didn’t know better you would have thought she just won the lottery.
The first thing out of her mouth after a hug and thank you for the flowers was “Grandma, do you want to make something with me?” Good thing I save everything I can as crafting with her would get pretty expensive.
She focused her attention on what she could do with cardboard her mother had just dropped off to me. Here’s what we came up with.
Out of toilet paper rolls we came up with a Mommy princess, a Prince, and two little girl princesses (one not shown) along with a heart to add to the table when the Prince and Mommy Princess have a tea party. A bit of paint from a paint by number kit, a couple of markers, and a little glue to hold yarn scraps for hair was all she needed. Although later she found the flower and leaves to add to the heart. (The Mommy princess likes her tea party table to be pretty.)
Using some of the leftover cardboard from the above royal family along with part of a cereal bar box we started another project.
Turn it over and you have my best attempt at Minnie Mouse. She didn’t have time to finish coloring it as her ride arrived to take her home, now she has something quiet to do with mom and dad tonight.
While waiting for the glue to dry on Minnie Mouse we dug through her craft drawer and came up with a box from a frame I purchased not long ago and a thank you card I received a while back. The purple envelope was cut to fit, the card was glued down on top of the envelope, then she went digging for a few embellishments. This is the finished framed art for her room.
While it’s a good thing I don’t throw anything out, I realize it’s also good that I don’t shop much or my house would be over flowing with junk, instead of in a corner in my closet!
All in all my gifts were free, my grand-daughter and I had a wonderful creative afternoon, and she went home happy with her (free) art. Today is another example of how easy it is to entertain children. I believe they would rather have our attention than any number of toys purchased for them. Today couldn’t have been better.