Friday, December 12, 2008

Pre-packaged Crafts for Kids

The kids love glitter and were not disappointed by Martha Stewart's pre-packaged, pre-stickies (no glue) mobiles.

I am usually a purist and like to search the dregs of the junk drawer, the recycle bin, and my art bin from school so the kids can really use their imaginations. I love to see what escapes from their heads, chocked full of ideas.

There is something to be said, however, about a pre-planned project where one can follow the directions or make them up. If the direction option chosen, valuable lessons can be learned by selecting the correct pieces and carefully placing them in the designated spots.

Either way, at the end is something worked on together and the satisfaction, for both parties, of having finished something you started out to do.

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