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Jul 30

Kim

Crafting with My Girl

I’ve had my website for over 3 years, frequently using it to post some of my new creations; but rarely using it to write about anything at length. I’ve never thought of myself as someone who could “blog” about myself so I thought I would start with an easy topic. Crafting with my favorite girl…

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In an attempt to keep our daughter Eleanor (age 2) occupied while we shopped for a new refrigerator, I “borrowed” a few color samples from the paint department at Lowes. Rather than returning our collection when we were done (& risk being banned for life), I decided we would bring them home for a rainy day craft.

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First we started with a hole punch to cut out different color flowers. Great for fine motor skills, color identification, and beginning 1:1 correspondence, for all you math teachers out there!

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For the next hour we mastered using a glue stick and fought the urge to wash our hands frequently.

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Ellie loved “special projecting” as she called it, picking out her own colors and sharing with me as we worked together.
Who would have thought that a trip to Lowes could inspire such beauty?

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More projects to come as we enter month 2 of Mommy Ellie Summer 2014…