One of the things I always thought I’d be when I’d be a Mom/Mum would be to be a Crafty Mum. I’d have crafty fun projects for my kids to do, all organized and ready for them to express their creativity – and we’d display it with pride around the house.
The reality has turned out quite a bit differently. I don’t have some some wonderful storehouse of crafty doodahs, no tempera paints or supplies, I don’t have ideas on what to have the kids make, the time to organize or do it – or the energy to clean it all up.
That desire though – to be that Mum and do those Crafty things is still there though – so for this week’s #MumsNight I’ve enlisted the help and wisdom of Maggy – the crafty goddess behind RedTedArt the blog where she shares her crafty ideas and projects. Maggy via @RedTedArt twitter account will be co-hosting this week’s #MumsNight
Please join us at our Twitter Party on Twitter Monday Nov 12, from 8:30 -9:30 pm using hashtag #MumsNight to share tips, ideas and stories on “How to be a Crafty Mum”
To help you be a Crafty Mum – we’re doing a giveaway of these craft supplies to help you get ready to be crafty!
A “Mister Maker Art and Craft Chest”
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So my 6 year old recently came home with his very own Modigliani.
So we spent some time searching through google images for my son to locate the original painting from which he’d copied. He kept telling me, no that’s not the guy, that’s not the guy…. until we found it, and it’s a girl!
Portrait Of Jeanne Hebuterne by Amedeo Modigliani
I do think his own artistic style has now been influenced by Modigliani, take a look at his self-portrait (wearing school uniform)
What artist, style or genre do you think your child’s artwork fits into?
So, not ready to splash out for Valentine’s Day or looking for unique (and cheap) ideas for yourself and the kiddos? Well, you’re in luck. While I’m not a creative genius – I know people who are and they have some brilliant ideas to share with you this year.
To take care of those pesky kiddy card exchanges – let me present Valentine’s Day card printables! Ta-dah!
And for adults… Martha Stewart has some printables for you too!
And should you consider throwing a Valentine’s party -here are some super cute owl themed Valentine’s printables to get you started…
And last but not least – my very favorite cheap gift idea for the holiday…. (drum-roll please….) is paint-chip bookmarks