Last Wednesday was supposed to be a snow day...but mother nature decided to wait a bit longer:)
I had already planned on staying in that day, and stocked up on food, wine, and craft supplies for Emma and I. We stayed inside all day, got messy, and practiced a lot of patience (have you ever painted with a 2.5 year old????) We yelled at the cats when they came too close to our paints, and laughed a lot.
First, we made these heart crayons from Pinterest. We will give them to her classmates for Valentine's day.
Then, we made these salt dough ornaments. It was super easy, and a lot of fun. (did I also mention cheap?!) Some of them will be little ornaments, and some magnets for the fridge. I also plan to do other holidays, like Easter and fall.
And since we are on this crafts kick, I thought why not make this barrette holder for Emma's small hair clips? (She already has a larger one for her bows). I just painted an unfinished wood frame and hot glued some ribbon onto the back. Brent will hopefully hang it on the wall next weekend.
And for myself, I decided to get back into some jewelry making, but this time with clay beads. I had seen an awesome necklace at a boutique in Raleigh and knew right away I could recreate it. I used polymer clay that you bake to make it harden. Then just stringed the beads on leather cording. You can add other metal touches, and change out beads - the possibilities for color combos are endless.
They make really fun, unique, and whimsical necklaces.
Not a good picture...I need to practice my Instagram outfit selfies (!!!), but you get the idea!
I love doing crafts and sharing them with Emma. I can only hope that she continues to want to do them with me:)