When you can’t go outside for long because it won’t stop raining and have a 4 year old visiting how do you spend your day. You pull out the books and crafts. This turned into a good day to finish a project I put aside that was being tossed out, unfortunately it wasn’t the large entertainment center sitting in my apartment.
The new tables I picked up out of someone’s trash Saturday were a welcome addition in the little one’s eyes. She found a use right away for one.
Also great for making a new present. She found this in the craft drawer and decided it was my Christmas present. She colored it and gave it to me wishing me a “Happy Christmas”
Then it was on to a project I saved from ending up in the trash. Here it is almost completed, the way I found it.
She helped sew on the arms and legs, then found a nubby multi-color yarn in the bag this came in. She over-ruled my idea for eyes and using a crochet hook, (yarn was too thick to go through eye of any yarn needles I have), made her own eyes.
I’d say she did a great job, but the most important thing is she is proud of herself. She decided the panda makes a great pillow as well and is sleeping with him tonight.
Back to other crafts, I showed her how to trace her hand and make a turkey. This was her finished project.
She made a few other pictures for mom, dad, and her brother. After a simple supper, we played a few games and read several books then mom showed up to take her home.
Had I not gotten a call telling me she asked to spend the day with me I might have done very little as the lack of sunshine and rain made everything dark and gloomy. Instead I had a great day, maybe not productive in the normal sense of the word, but a lot of fun.