We are a family of readers. Mom loves books, dad loves books & our 4 year daughter loves books. We frequent the library every 2 weeks & load up on new books, but we still have our old standby favorites.
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‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ is one of our all time favorites. My daughter loves it.
This craft was inspired from this wonderful book.
Choose your crayon colors & grab the coordinating paint. Add a touch of white to the paint color. Paint the stick in the lightened color. Add the original paint color to the tips of both ends.
My daughter wanted to make a brown crayon & white. I went with red, blue & green.
Set your painted sticks aside to dry.
Cut a piece of foam sheet to form the crayon tip. Glue your tip to the back of your stick. Use a Sharpie to draw on the face & jagged lines at the bottom.
Finish it off with pipe cleaners for arms.
They came out so cute & would be great for a bookmark.
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I am often asked about the emphasis I put on arts & crafts in our home. I get teased by friends and family about the abundance of craft supplies & projects all over the house. I get poked at that I must have too much time on my hands. I know that some do not understand it, but art is a huge part of my life & something that I am happy that I can share with my daughter. There are many reasons that I craft with her, but the main one is the great talks that we have while working on our projects together. I love watching what she can do & I love watching her creativity blossom, but mostly I love our bonding time. The best conversations we have are during these times. Last night was no different. She dug through my craft bin & pulled out Popsicle sticks and asked if we could paint them. I of course, said yes.
Last night I took the dog for a walk around our yard. While we were walking, I could not help but notice how many acorns were on the ground. There were so many perfect little acorns. I began to pick them up & before I knew it I had an armful. I thought my daughter & I could make some fun fall crafts with them. I wanted to make scarecrows out of them & crafts sticks. My daughter had a different idea in mind & decided to make acorn soup instead.