Friday, 22 December 2006

gettin' crafty

I raced around after work tonight with the kids, looking for foam wreaths and gumdrops. Kiddley had a terrific craft idea, and C was hot to try it. (This has been happening a lot lately. He's either getting more creative or he should stop looking at the computer when I check my blogs.)

But there were no wreaths, and precious few gumdrops. I finally bought some sparkly pipe cleaners, round foam balls, and two bags of spice drops.

When we got home, we discovered that one of the bags had bigger gumdrops than the other, but no matter.

R snitched sweeties here and there while Cass helped me get the toothpicks ready and wrap the pipe cleaners around the styrofoam balls. Then we were off!

Cass picked up all the funny shaped gumdrops he could for his 'martian' ball - it's on the bottom. He really enjoyed doing this and it kept him occupied for almost an hour.

Aren't they pretty?


Bookhart said...

That is TOO cute, but if you tried something like that in Texas--where the temperature has neared 80 degrees in the past week--you'd end up with a tree infested with fruit flies and cockroaches.

Which probably wouldn't go down well with the kiddos at all.

Merry Christmas!

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Wow ~ very pretty. And arem't you the crafty A+ Mommy!!! :) Nice!

MsCellania said...

We may snitch this idea.

Angela said...

They are so cute!

Indeed, very crafty mama and son team!