I was doing some work this morning when I got pretty frustrated with my small dollar store pen holder. It is small, pens got stuck and fell to the floor as I tried to grab one out so there was over 30 pens all over the place, babies grabbing, dogs trying to grab and run off… Ugh.
Kyla, my 8 year old said “I can make you a new one!” So I thought why not? I love homemade gifts from my kids, this would be adorable!
I gave her a canister we have a few of that are unused, my book of Erin Condren classic sticker sheets, a roll of Pink Glitter washi, my Xyron sticker maker, scissors and a marker.
She worked away at the kitchen table for a good 20 minutes while I kept watch as I nursed the baby a few feet away in the living room. She carefully cut, Ran a little piece of paper through the sticker maker to stick on to the front, and enjoyed picking out where to put everything. Her end result is super cute and really well done!
How cute is this??
You don’t need tons of fancy tapes, paper, glues, glitter etc. She made ordinary glass into an adorable functional pen holder! It looks adorable on my desk too! I’m beyond impressed. When she was done there was zero mess, she just picked up the pieces she had cut, and the back of the washi pieces and to the garbage they went. Who doesn’t love crafts with no mess?
She was beaming when she handed it to me. Impressed with what she accomplished but mostly proud and feeling happy that she did it all by herself. Something I was SO happy to see. She deals with a lot, has had a pretty tough go with school the last few years so to see her proud of something she did all on her own – makes me proud and extremely happy!
I love when my kids are crafty, and sit down and do something by themselves they can be proud of! I’m that mom who has a bin in my basement FULL of artwork for the last 11 years, so I have lots!
What are your favorite crafts your kids have made for you? If your kids are grown, do you remember a specific craft they did that you just loved?