A few weeks ago, my kindergartener was given a homework assignment.
Create a replica of a thatched roof home in Peru.
Google was my friend as I tried to figure out what on earth one actually looked like. And then I turned to facebook for how on earth I was actually going to accomplish this. Yes, how *I* was going to do it: let’s face it, this was mom homework.
I naively suggested making bricks/stones out of playdoh and using hay for the roof. Where did I think I was going to get hay from?
Thankfully, some crafty moms came to my rescue and gave me helpful suggestions.
And viola, the finished product:
Afterwards, I ‘fessed up on facebook and twitter that I’m so uncrafty that I hadn’t even owned a gluegun and had bought one just for this project.
And oh, how you responded.
Either by telling me that you didn’t own one either and how uncrafty you are, too… or by telling me just how many glue guns you own and how often you use them.
It got me thinking.
Now, I in no way, shape, or form want to do projects like that thatched roof all-day project.
But, I’d like to do more crafts with my boys. I have no problem letting them color or paint or play with playdoh, but it’s pretty rare that we actually make something.
I want to change that.
So, my idea is this:
Moms who *are* actually crafty will sent me the directions for a simple craft. Nothing that requires a fortune be spent in the craft store or supplies that most moms don’t already have on hand. A craft that even us uncrafty moms can do.
And then the boys and I will make the craft and post the results.
I’ll also share other links from whoever is my
boss… craft instructor for that post, to other ideas they have for things you can do with your kids.
Since I’m jumping into the world of crafting as a noncrafter, I might take this a little slow. You won’t see Crafts for the Uncrafty every week, but you will see them here as a regular feature, starting with the first one next week.
I’m excited about trying something new and I hope you are, too!