When my munchkins and I sit down to do craft time we usually just pull out all of our supplies and have fun doing whatever each of us wants. After all of our craft things are done we then share what we did and discuss how we did them. It’s fun for the kids to not only interact doing creative crafting ideas of their own, but for them to feel proud in completing a project on their own. Occasionally I will get online and research crafts to do, such as my most recent venture to read a blog post about creating crayons at home from old broken crayons. This was a fun project but didn’t quite fall into “craft” if you think about it.
From time to time I search various craft ideas and one day I happened upon a framed coin purse and thought this would be a great project for my daughter who is addicted to saving money in various purses as well as piggy banks in her bedroom. I would love to do a framed coin purse for my daughter, but this involves cutting a pattern as well as sewing two things I haven’t ever done in my life, let alone with my munchkins!
After looking at the coin purse tutorial in more detail, I truly think that following this how to step by step guide with images would be easy for my daughter to do. This would be a creative fun project for us to do during our mother/daughter nights so that my sons are not getting in the way or trying to draw on our pattern. Sewing is something that I really wouldn’t want to do with my 3 and 5 year old sons but I am sure I can find other craft tutorials online for creative crafting to occupy them while my daughter and I work on creating her first framed coin purse.
Whatever we end up doing for our next craft time, it is sure to be a blast!