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Monday, August 22, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

Sometimes we get crafty!

My six year old still watches Nick Jr. It's all "preschool on TV", but he still loves those shows, and I'm in NO hurry for him to graduate to Cartoon Network! I love all those sweet shows, even if they are for preschoolers!

He loves to do what the people on TV tell him, and check out the website for ideas and crafts!

There are those bad days that I cringe when he comes running asking to get all the ingredients out for the most recent creation he found clicking around.

But, then I stop what I'm doing or thinking about doing, because my time with him is so precious. There will come a day when he isn't going to want to make things with me anymore.

When I step out of myself and have fun, we end up doing this...

Cut and paint toilet paper rolls.

Cut felt into 8 strips, and glue poms poms.

Yes! I have pom poms, felt, and all other sorts of nonsense just hanging around!

Because sometimes, we get crafty!

...and, he smiles...

It's so worth it to stop and do something you don't have the time to do.
Those are the times that you'll make a memory your kids will never forget.




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8 Comments:

At August 23, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Crisc said...

So cute! Your newest follower from the homeschool hop =)

 
At August 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

As uncrafty as I am, I can't wait till PJ is old enough to start making stuff. Because you can suck at being crafty when it's stuff like this, because someone else has the idea for yuo. :)

 
At August 23, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Carol J. Alexander said...

This is cute.

 
At August 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

He is super cute! The poms poms are a great idea!

 
At August 23, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous Christina said...

I so often get involved in my own thing that I don't take the time to do things like that. So adorable. Thanks for sharing this fun craft.

 
At August 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Dusty said...

Very cute! Stopping by from the HHH!

 
At August 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Love the craft! And the smile is absolutely priceless! That's what makes what we do so worth it! :-)

And, for what it's worth, my younger two are older than your son and they still watch some of the sweet cartoon on Nick Jr and/or Sprout. I have never allowed Cartoon network, anyway. I don't even think my older kids know it exists, lol. Can you tell we don't watch much tv? lol.

Thanks for a great post!
Blessings,
Lisa
http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

 
At August 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Michelle said...

Awww he looks so pleased! I love it!

 

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