Sometimes I'm the one in charge of entertaining our kindergartener on the weekend afternoons when the two little ones are napping and my husband is out for a bike ride. Instead of throwing on the TV, which I am tempted to do more and more, I just pull out the crafting supplies and we make fun, silly things together.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to make a "family portrait" out of Mickey Mouse faces.
At the time (last weekend) that's what we were going to dress up as. Of course, that has changed 4 days later...
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a family of Mickey heads from card stock, although you could totally do this with scissors:)
Using some of the Mod Podge, I brushed a canvas we had lying around, then let my daughter put the faces on.
More Mod Podge on top.
Then we added the pink bows for the girls.
I tried to decide if we should put full-on pumpkins on top,
And the jack-o-lantern faces.
One of the important things about crafting with kids is to just let them do it, not try to be too much of a perfectionist, otherwise it takes all the joy away (from them, not from you).
Then I popped it up on our kitchen mantle, just waiting to have a few more kid crafts added to it this season.
Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Nifty Thrifty Things, It's Overflowing Monday: DIY Showoff, Between Naps on the Porch, Thrifty Decor Chick, Home Stories A to Z, Evolution of Style Tuesday: Coastal Charm, Nest for Less, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Centsational Girl , Primitive and Proper Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style, Organize and Decorate Thursday: House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, 52 Mantels Friday: Making Lemonade, Blissful and Domestic, One Artsy Mama, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, At the Picket Fence