One of Zoe's favorite shows is called "Noodle and Doodle" on Sprout. It's a cute little show...it's very short and always has very doable crafts and recipes you can do with your kids so I like it too. For some reason, although I often find myself saying "Ooo, we should totally do that", I forget to actually do them. I think it's because I don't have a good system for reminding myself of the projects I see on TV...once we switch it off, we're on to the next thing and I forget to write it down or something....the craft we saw yesterday, though stuck with both of us and since we had all the components already physically in the apartment it was easy to do...
Here is Zoe's homemade dream catcher! We only had a few feathers but a bunch of wool roving, so it's a little thick and she didn't want to trim the edges when it was done but hey--she loves it! She also loved talking about how it "works" and informed me this morning that she had a bad dream so....I suggested turning it around tonight since it appeared to me to be hanging up backwards. ;-)
|First we stapled the netting (a clementine bag) to one paper plate...|
|....then weaved in whatever she felt like weaving in...|
|...done with weaving, before gluing the other plate on...|
|....and done and hanging by her bed! I had visions of painting the plate and using a better string to hang it, but when doing such things with 4 year olds, sometimes you have to settle with where they are when they get tired and/or bored. ;-)|
|The colors/patterns I finally settled on...these are just the backs of the shirts cut out...|
|After! Made my little Punky Brewster a little more Punky...not only am I happy with it, but she liked it enough to wear it to school today! Yay!|