Monday, December 14, 2009

In the Cards.....

I came to the realization a few days ago that I will have to be a whole lot craftier and think of more projects that I can do with Nathan. Because one morning he woke up, ran over to me, gave me a big hug and asked "So what are we going to make today Mommy?" I do try to do fun things with him and I do like doing crafty sorts of things (I like doing them even more now that I'm back on Zoloft - feel better and have more energy). But I never really had a designated "craft time", I guess it's never to late to do that sort of thing.

At any I was going through all the decoration boxes, I found a ton of old Christmas cards and being a recovering packrat, I hated the thought of just throwing them away. But then, what the heck was I supposed to do with all those old cards. I figured I could make something out of them. I don't really need anymore ornaments for our tree, so that idea was out. I scoured the web, googled for what felt like an eternity and couldn't find a darn thing that I thought would make a good craft idea (especially for a 4 year old).

So, I decided to make a card wreath. I cut out pictures from the old cards and got out the glue, some paper plates. I cut out the center of the paper plate to make the wreath shape. Nicholas decided it looked like fun, so I handed both of them scissors and the glue and they worked on their projects. It ended up being a pretty decent project that both boys enjoyed. And it gave me the opportunity to work on my own project, getting our family Christmas cards ready to be sent (for which I have a serious hand cramp - even now two days later).

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