Homemade Gifts this Season (No Skills Required)8:47 PM
You all know how much of a struggle it is for me to craft. I've never been super patient with my projects, and I'm always looking for shortcuts to create fun things fast! One other pet peeve I've had of traditional crafting "sets" is that they tend to cater to girls. I have four little boys, so I was happy to try out some of the craft kits available at Walmart -- many of them were aimed at my little guys!
Take a look at the variety here. There were "decorate your own bag" sets for the girls, make bouncy balls for both boys and girls, and our favorites -- the Zombie Creator and Alien Skull kits. Since we were short on time, I did a photo walk through of the Zombies first.
The mixing and pouring of plaster really takes an adult's help, but I was happy that the kit included gloves and a protective mask to keep little ones from breathing in the plaster dust. We weren't sure of the thickness of this. (The directions say to fill 1 cup with water and mix, but I didn't know if it meant 1 cup for 1 zombie or 1 cup for all zombies. We played around until we got what we thought was the right consistency.)
After allowing them to dry overnight (or as the kids said "forever"), we removed them from the molds per directions. (Again, a parent's help is useful here). Then, they were on their own to paint! We had a few extra brushes lying around, so we let the 9, 7, and 2-year-old paint.
Would you give a homemade gift this season? How about one that the receiver can make themselves? I love giving my kids "busy work", so these new boy crafts really have me excited!
*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.