Oct 27, 2014

Family Fun Ideas To Make The Winter Weekends Less Blah...

With the winter months looming, it's time to look for some indoor activities to make those cold days a little less blah.  In an attempt to be prepared, I have scoured the internet looking for fun and easy crafts and activities to make those days a little less blah!

Before I go any further, I want you to know I am a very realistic mother, with realistic expectations of my child.  I have a toddler, I do not expect this from him...




I expect something a few notches below this...




And as for FTD ... the last time I asked him to help me with a review of organic Play-Doh, he made a huge penis. Needless to say, I have VERY low expectations of him too. Still, those two are going to play arts and crafts with me or else! 

Knowing that the pressure was on to find a fun family project that Ollie could safely do, you know not eat the glue, choke on the candy or finger paint the house... and that FTD can do without making huge penises, I found a couple of fun projects where I kind of prep the whole thing, then they come in  to put their stamp on it.  

Without further ado... a few of my favorites to beat the blah....
This is a perfect perfect holiday gift!
 Maybe find a way to incorporate a picture and a frame?

First of all the snacks, because snacks are necessary... 

I was thinking I could have FTD and Ollie do something like this, because they are boys, and boys like food. 


So cute!
Any idea what the eyes and nose are made of?
Now on to the crafts...


 A Bird Feeder made with crap already laying around the house!
#LOVE
This is great.
I can get FTD to poke the holes for the spoons,
and let ollie help me fill the bottles.
That's family fun!
Plus, I really like the idea of making something that will actually be used.

I have always loved this idea.
I am just afraid I will have a trail of little red toes
running through the house.

This one is GOLD!
No, I am not on drugs, hear me out...
I plan to go get glue and popsicle sticks and see what we all make...
in a few years.
Or at least when Ollie gets to the point that he does not want to eat the glue.
I think this is the one... A salt-dough stepping stone... or really, I will probably just go to the craft store and buy the kit.  I was thinking I could do one every year, then build a path or garden border in the yard with them. I do not have any hand prints of Ollie yet, so this project gave me the motivation I needed to make it happen! I bet I can fit both feet and hands on a heart! There is also the possibility of doing one with all of our hands, or feet... The possibilities are freaking endless!!!


And last...  tow ideas for the big kids....

For you glue gun owners. This idea is AWESOME!  Providing you have extra Scrabble tiles laying around begging to be glued together...


  









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