Kids love to craft, and so do I. But sometimes we get too tangled up in our everyday routines and prefer to skip this art of crafting and continue with our hectic lives. But yesterday I summoned muses and my kids for some creative time.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores invited me to try their new “We Made It” collection by Jennifer Garner. These kits come with creative projects for children ages 4-11 and I got to try their “Make it Memorable” Wooden Schoolhouse and fell madly in love with this line!!!
Although this kit seems to have many mini projects, we didn’t spend that much time but indeed had that much FUN. I have 3 girls and 2 of them got the opportunity to play and prepare the wooden schoolhouse (my 4 and 10 year old). One of the things I found impressively great was the fact that the paint on this kit really dries off fast! After placing the background on each of the 4 nooks of the box (if only real wallpaper was as easy as this!) and painting them by using the stencils, we started to prepare the wooden peg dolls. After finishing them (which took less than 30 minutes) what we painted inside the box was already dry.
My 4 year old really enjoyed painting with the stencils and dressing up the peg dolls; specially drawing their eyelashes. She also had tons of fun using the washi tape that comes with the kit and combining them.
Although the final result was far from being similar to the one in the cover of the package, my little ones really enjoyed and loved working with this line because at the end of it all they had this feeling of accomplishment and like the line itself says…”We Made It”!
I can’t wait to try the “Make it Grow” collection since I’m a huge fan of gardening and I’m trying to teach my girls about caring for nature. Do you craft with your kids? If so, what are their favorite activities?
Don’t forget to visit the “We Made It” page at Jo-Ann and to participate in their sweepstakes.