Kids crafts are both the best thing ever and one of the most daunting tasks for moms! If you know me at all, you know that I am NOT a crafty person in the slightest (seriously, that gene must’ve skipped me and been replaced with one that makes me obsessed with the ID channel!) I do love Pinterest though, and you can find my favorite ideas here.
So, what do I do when I’m feeling crafty for a second and want to make something with my boys? I grab the pre-cut, pre-packaged crafts that require minimal skill to assemble. Should be pretty easy right? NOPE! At least, not in my house.
With both Isaac and Lincoln doing the craft, and Lux hanging out with us, we decided to attempt our own DIY kids Christmas ornaments for the tree. Seemed simple enough at the time, until we opened the packages of course.
In true Kail fashion, I was out of Elmer’s glue of course. So, I improvised! I found some multi-purpose glue in the office and went to work helping the boys glue their projects together. Well, this glue’s purpose CLEARLY wasn’t to do crafts. Lincoln’s snowballs wouldn’t even stick together to form his snowman!
With Lincoln being only four, he was over it before we even started. Isaac on the other hand, mastered the glue dilemma and was busy creating his own felt ornament that was turning out great, and he was loving it!
After we were all finished and cleaned up (who am I kidding, after MOM cleaned up), I realized something. As much as I thought the crafts were going down as a mom fail, my boys still had fun spending time together and were proud of what they created.
So, if you’re part of the group of moms that missed the craft gene too, don’t worry! Your kids will have a blast anyway and there’s tons of pre-packaged options out there for us. If you’re a crafty momma, TELL US YOUR SECRETS! But really, kudos to you crafty moms out there :)
Drop your favorite crafts to do with your kids below or tweet me, @kaillowry. Christmas break is coming and I’d love to have some ideas to keep the boys busy!
Hope everyone has an amazing holiday!