{at the craft table} gobble, gobble

I always love a good craft.

Even better if it is quick and easy.

Our craft table always has something going on…either for me, the kids, or both of us.

I’m not even sure how it happened, but Lorelai and I were sitting at the craft table. I was working on cutting vests out of paper bags for her class Thanksgiving feast, and she said that she wanted to do a craft.

I looked over to our craft cart, which I regularly change out with craft supplies for the kids or myself.

I grabbed…

  • crayons
  • pad of scrapbook paper (I buy them on sale or with a Michael’s coupon)
  • glue stick
  • paper cutter and/or scissors

I had Lorelai choose a few different patterns of paper that I cut into strips.

I then cut some of the strips into little pieces.

Now, neither the strips or the little pieces need to be perfect…this is supposed to be quick and easy.

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Then, I told Lorelai to hold tight while I made an example for her to follow.

Here is what I came up with…

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I traced my hand, closed up the bottom, and added legs.

Then, I drew the beak and waddle.

You know the drill.

Then I just put a little glue on the strips and pieces of paper and started to glue them to the tail and body of the turkey.

I was done in less than two minutes.

Lorelai LOVED it!

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This was something she could easily do BY HERSELF.

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Reece even made a few, but had more fun drawing pictures of him shooting the turkey, or taking pictures of the turkey, etc.

Either way, the kids were being CREATIVE!

I put the scraps in a bowl on the table with some glue sticks nearby.

This way, if they want a craft to do they can make another turkey, or two.

home is…creating with my kids.

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reclamation

Yesterday I reclaimed some space in our house for me! I am so excited about it!

We have a closet underneath our staircase. It’s an awkward space with a sloped ceiling. We used it for our “cat room” where we fed the cats and kept their litter boxes. We also kept other supplies for the cats and dogs in the closet, but nothing else.

The space is approximately 6-1/2 feet x 3 feet…about 19 sf of space…for the cats.

  

We now only have one cat, so I moved his space to the smaller closet in the laundry room and have reclaimed the space under the stairs as mine. While I would love to do something totally creative and fun with it I am most likely going to be practical.

I need a space to store my craft supplies, art and craft supplies for the kids, somewhere to hang up my bag(s) and put my camera, a general “dumping ground” for some of my things that don’t have a home, and a central home organization area (you know, a space for family calendar, school newsletters, and other such things). Right now I use random corners, the impractical desk in the kitchen, and the dining room for these uses.

I’d like to pull some electrical into the space for a lamp or overhead light as there is not a light in there now (maybe a quick project my dad could help with this summer), I’d like to paint it a fun color, and I’d like to add some of the Trofast storage from IKEA.

While I would like it to be a project that I could get done this weekend, that is not practical. Maybe I can get started on the painting…what color?!

Do you have a similar space in your home? What have you done with it?

home is…a little space for my things.