Fall Crafts for Kids…Or Very Involved Parents
This week at my youngest’s school is “State Fair” week. Families were invited to bring in a fall craft they made using items found outdoors, or “natural” items that if we were we really good gardeners, we might have found outside. (Yes, we know that I do not qualify.)
As this is my first “State Fair” at the school, our teacher warned me that these family projects get very creative. In other words, no gluing leaves on a trace of my kids’ hand and calling it a turkey. I was warned.
Of course, over the weekend was the Southern Bloggers Conference…and I totally spaced this family activity. Sigh. I hate being that mom.
So, this is what we saw on Monday-
So, that night, that dark and stormy night, my kid and I went out back and picked up cool, natural products from under the trees. Of course, everything was soaking wet so I stuck it all in the oven and baked it on low..
I pulled out my trusty hot-glue gun (…thinking I should give it a name, like Betty or Doug)..and created
Pine Cone Monsters
Guess what? The kid was super happy. He loved it so much we made more-
I think we rocked this family project.