My kids enjoyed our last collaborative blogging experience so much that I have been seeking other opportunities to blog about our projects together. We recently got the chance to try some crafting products from Pom Tree Kids. They were thrilled!
It’s been awhile since I have played with foam stickers myself but I created a mini tutorial for a set of peacock bookmarks I came up with using the shapes found in the MegaKits and tubs of foam stickers.
Peacocks seem to be the in thing lately and I think I had them on the brain while sorting through the foam shapes. The pink feathers and green leaves both looked perfect for peacock tail feathers. The bodies were made by cutting hearts in half and the beaks were made by cutting the tip off an arched shape foam bit. The project is easy to assemble and only requires kid scissors, no glue. Tip: leave the plastic backing on the tail feather so that they don’t stick to your book. The center circle will hold the tail feathers in place!
While I was playing with my bookmarks, the kids dug into some of the other goodies we were sent.
My oldest child loves legos and so the idea of assembling the icecream truck appealed to him.
He was able to put it all together with no help at age 10 and then had fun playing with it with his little sisters afterwards.
My youngest child was drawn to the sticker book.
I can’t believe how long this sticker book kept my 4 year old entertained. She spent two full hours working on it in one sitting, had lunch and went back to it for another hour. It was something that she could do with very little help. She just needed me to pull out the sticker pages for her. And she loved telling me stories about what was happening on each page as she added the stickers.
My middle child is very creative and loves to come up with her own projects. She hasn’t come up with a completed project yet but has been stringing beads onto the very long pipecleaners found in the mega kits and exploring their possibilities. I think that the creative process is just as important as a finished project so that’s just fine with me.
I am a crafty mom and I love to do projects with my kids. And I do not hold back. I let them do messy projects with glue and paint and glitter. However, there are times when it is very nice to be able to hand over some craft supplies and allow the kids to create on their own while I am busy and can’t adequately supervise the mess. These projects are so perfect for those times.
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