TRIGGER WARNING: we're gonna talk about aliens here. I mention this because when we ran Nicole's alien abuduction-themed maternity photos in September 2011, it freaked a few people out. This year Nicole's back with another alien-themed session, this time featuring her now-18-month-old daughter, Taylor, decked out in homemade alien regalia. Here's the scoop.
This is Offbeat Families's archive of crafting posts.
Cardboard is kind of the greatest toy-you-might-not-realize-is-a-toy EVER: there are endless possibilities! It's so easy to come by! I can almost promise you that at least one grocery store in your town or city has a few boxes just LYING around, waiting for a family to come along and swoop up to turn into beautiful creations. You can also craft your own cardboard furniture if you ever get a hankering… the stuff is practically magic!
School is finally over for me and I'm realizing that summer for me and my two-year-old is going to be long and boring if I dont figure out some more activities! I'm really interested in building something with my daughter — something we can add to and grow all summer long. She already gardens with her Dad, so I need something just for us.
When I first heard about our sponsor Kiwicrate, I was all "Why do I need someone else to send craft supplies to my house? I CAN DO THIS MYSELF." And then… I looked around at our "craft and activity area," aka a small corner of our kitchen that's overflowing with stuff we rarely use. This is where Kiwicrate steps in and showers you with its brilliance: you sign up for their monthly or annual service, and they start sending amazing and inspired age-appropriate activities right to your front door.
What do you get when you place a young child in the middle a gigantic free-for-all painting extravaganza? A mix of bewilderment and excitement to the max.
The favorite little person in my life (not mine, but a friend's) is turning one soon, and I really struggled with figuring out what to get a one-year-old. When it comes to gifting for people, I generally want my gift to be purposeful, pleasing, and personal.