Need Ideas

We are in a crafting rut. All this rain has sucked the creativity out of us. The girls don't seem interested in even coloring. Maybe you (my readers) can offer me an assignment. Leave me a comment suggesting a theme, an event, a letter, an animal... you would like to see what we can do with it. I love to brainstorm so this would be the perfect solution to my rut.

We are excited about our roadside find! You've got to love seeing a sign like this. Sitting outside of our local Montessori School was this Childcraft Classroom Table (listed originally for $300 on their website) and two wood classroom chairs. They just needed some minor leg repairs (just up Papa Kings alley) and that was it. They are just like new now. Amazing! Times like this I am glad to be driving around in a minivan! Plus the girls are not old enough to be mortified by mama's roadside savaging!

11 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I don't have any suggestions I just wanted to tell you that we made one of your crafts for Father's Day and it turned out really cute! Thanks again.

Little Nut Tree said...

Froglet and I just made cornstarch clay beads. We'll be painting them tomorrow - maybe your girls would like that? The letter arrived yesterday by the way, Froglet was very excited, thank you! One will be on its way back to you tomorrow.
Ok how about cows? That's a good Swiss theme. :-)

Sherry said...

Whoa! What an awesome find!! :D

Amy said...

Great finds. Maybe you could make some sock puppets and have a puppet show?

Little Nut Tree said...

Otherwise how about toilet paper roll flowers/stars? I got it from Her Cup Overfloweth - link on my blog.

teachingyoungchildren said...

Good find. How about the topic of... rain? LOL.

Jennifer said...

Hi. Love your ideas. What about fishing? My daughter and I made our own fishing hole especially for rainy days. You can see how ours turned out on my blog under Gone Fishin'.

Mama King said...

Thanks for all your great ideas! I am going to visit some of your sites. I have cows on the brain ever since I read Little Nut Tree's suggestion. Keep them coming!

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Hey there! (:

We sent email with address the other day. Ill resend it in case it got lost in cyber space. I simply replied to the email you sent me.

Fingers crossed next one works.

We are very excited about letter swap!
X

Amanda Pedro said...

Since I've gotten so many ideas from your site, here are a few from mine. They are not really creating art, but fun activities anyhow..
The first one takes hardly any prep.
http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2009/06/goop.html

The 2nd one takes a day of waiting!! impatiently. This time, I gave them a yogurt container and let them fill it with their treasures. And of course, we made one for guests, just in case.
http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2008/07/frozen-treasure-arrggg.html

thanks for all of your ideas and hope your craftiness comes back soon.
Cheers

Sharon said...

Oh....I wish I could help you get out of your crafting funk but I am tapped out of ideas right now!

GREEEEAT find on the side of the road! I am never that lucky!!!

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