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    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    Spring Break Crafts

    Since we're off school This.Whole.Week, I've decided to be a good little mom and make sure my kids have something to do each day. Yesterday we started off with a bang by making foam board doll houses. They turned out pretty cute, but were way more work than I had anticipated. Cutting the foam board dulled my craft knife in 2 seconds flat, so I was left using my fabric cutter and mostly just sort of bending and ripping it. No biggie, they're just kids. But since we had plenty of cute paper to cover the board, and plenty of cute magazine cut outs for furniture and accessories, it all came out fine.

    Here's Emma and her friends Shivvani and Mary Kate. Partners in crime.

    And here's the finished product. It was funny to see how the girls reacted to not having any "rules" for what they could put in their houses. They kept asking if they could use this or that, and I just kept reiterating the fact that when it comes to crafts, you just do what you like. No rules. Towards the end of the project, they really got the gist of this, and just started cutting and pasting whatever they wanted. It was fun to see what they picked out.

    Thanks to NieNie and Cookie Magazine for the inspiration.

    8 Response(s):

    Lacey Fay said...

    SO FUN!!! I bet those girls had a blast!! Cute idea and I love those dresses. Matching is too hard to resist sometimes!

    Meg said...

    How fun are those! I want to make one!

    Kelli said...

    My kids are off-track. I have 3 1/2 weeks to fill. I am definitely not as energetic as you. I just say, "Go play outside." Madison says she wants to make one of those!!!

    The Noorda Monkeys said...

    those r so cute! good idea! love ya! check my blog out! oh and Darci's she got 1 too! Love ya hope u r havin fun in the new town! i bet u r rockin it there!

    The Noorda Monkeys said...

    U spelt Darci's name wrong. DARCI! love ya!

    Michelle said...

    Keli, I am amazed at what a homemaker you are turning out to be. The doll houses are really cute. That is a great idea. Something for me to remember when Tressa gets that age. Tell Emma she did an excellent on her doll house.

    Laura said...

    Look how crafy you are! That is so fun. Good idea! And I hope that you survive the week!

    grannybabs said...

    My sister Alice and I made "houses" like that for our vast collection of paper dolls.

    We had so many we had to have files for them.

    We loved it - and still talk about it to this day.

    I'm glad to the tradition lives on - and in a Clayton household too!