My furlough officially started today, and I have to say I could definitely get used to this. ..home all day with the kids, not allowed to even log onto my work computer or blackberry. Granted, I haven’t seen the furlough paycheck yet, but I really enjoyed having this day. As I work through the ABCJesusLovesMe homeschool curriculum with my kids this summer, we have been doing a lot of Bible stories, worksheets, and of course crafts. So I thought I would share a post with some of the craft ideas.
These are a little late for the 4th of July. We just didn’t have time to do them before. But it was kind of nice doing these after the kids saw the fireworks and they were fresh in their minds. We just made firework shapes with glue on cardstock and the kids sprinkled glitter on top. They had a blast making these…glitter is always a huge hit!
After the glue and glitter fireworks, Kaitlyn decided she wanted to make a flower, so we worked on cutting construction paper. Colton is doing pretty well with scissors. I still guide Kaitlyn, but she does all of the cutting.
These aren’t from today, but they were part of the homeschool curriculum and something that the kids both really enjoyed. They’re just simple robot cutouts, but they were perfect for both of my kids. Kaitlyn even wanted to start her own art wall with hers.
I did these chalk Jesus fish with my Sunday school class a while back, but Colton wanted to do one here and add it to his art wall. For this, we just drew the Jesus fish and “Follow Jesus” with Elmer’s glue, let it dry and then colored over it in chalk.
I also got a chance to start on Kaitlyn’s Sofia the First dress. We are getting ready for a very fun and very homemade birthday party at the end of July. She has been talking about her Sofia party for nine months now, so it’s going to be a fun one for her. I still have a lot to do as far as embellishing the dress, but at least the main body is together now!
Have a great rest of the week!