Today is a random assortment of this and that.
First up is a craft that was a big hit with my boys (especially Luke). Yesterday they wanted to do a project and when I went to the craft closet and saw the popsicle sticks and yarn I had flashbacks to summer camp and decided to introduce the boys to one of my favorite childhood projects :)
All you need it yarn and popsicle sticks. I happened to have variegated yarn on hand (which is my favorite kind to use), but any yarn would work. You could also use two regular sticks that you find outdoors if you don't have popsicle sticks.
You could easily glue the sticks together, but I haven't found that necessary - all you need to do it hold the sticks together in a cross shape and then wrap several times around one way and then several times around the other until you have the center all wrapped and secure.
Mason required some assistance, but he did great! I ended up holding the sticks and rotating it and he did the wrapping.
When you get to the end, cut a tail, loop it through on the back and tie a knot. Easy Peasy!
Luke was skeptical at first, but I think I've created a new addiction for him. He's asked me about 3 times tonight when we can go get more yarn :)
In true Luke fashion he ran with the idea and wanted to know what it would look like with the bigger popsicle sticks and then he went and taped popsicle sticks together to make an XL size one. He's plotting a giant one using sticks from the backyard as well :)
Here's a little video of Luke wrapping because I feel like that is a WAY easier way to explain how to do it :)
It was easy and mess-free and I loved how creative Luke got with it.
And while the boys and I were working at the table, GG was coloring on the window seat. She REALLY wanted to color outside, but it was about 700 degrees outside and so we pulled up the blinds and pretended she was outside instead :)
I've gotten TONS of questions recently about the trays that my kids use all the time and so I wanted to share the info again.
Our table is slatted and so when we first moved in I need a solution for the crumbs (UGH!) and coloring and writing and I found THESE.
It's a set of four for $18 and they can go in the dishwasher (I usually just wipe them down). We use them constantly and I couldn't be more pleased. You can find them HERE.
Last week I posted some picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and somehow I left out some of our favorite shoes and in the sweetest bubblegum pink! Mini Melissas tend to run small, so keep that in mind if you decide to order
Happy Wednesday, Friends!
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