A tree out of tinker toys: Landon
A clay Santa: Landon
Salt dough ornaments: William
Peppermint bark: William
We spent the weekend catching up with Eric, aka Daddy, since he had been away all week in Texas. Lots of reading and resting, some outside time, and plenty of hugs and kisses.
While I was scouring the internet looking for some kits for him I came across these, made by thistle hill farm. They already have the underneath form made. All you have to do is add the colors and decorate.
This was perfect not only for him but for our home school group I thought. I was right. We gathered on Wednesday and all of the kids had a great time learning a new craft. It was so much fun to see them all working so hard. We were able to do a group buy so it was well worth it. Only 6.00 for the whole kit, including shipping. Plus there was plenty of extra wool roving to make your own projects with.
It really is such a fun craft and very relaxing to do. Just watch out for the needle point!!
The Bear and A Sample of Fall
I am very proud of him for giving it a try and he was excited to find out he received a ribbon for each photo. He has taken over my old camera and loves to take pictures. Very excited for him.
I thought it was rather funny and he did get a couple of smiles from onlookers, but a toddler can get away with it all. I will need to hide it though as the temps drop and he needs to wear a real hat.
But the tree came out great and it is always fun to see the ornaments. We try to add some homemade ones every year and then they each receive one as a present each year so when they move out they will have their very own collection. I had started with Hallmarks but have since moved onto Danforth Pewters being that we are living in Vermont and they are made here. Plus I think they are nicer.
All day today Harkin would go over and admire the ornaments and take a few off so he could put them back on on again. He is such a funny little kid. Right now the big boys are so excited for Harkin to celebrate Christmas. They think he is really going to get into the whole present thing, which I am sure they are correct.