Mommy Craft Challenge

5 Mar

Seriously, it could be the next big reality show in some circles. I would be allowed on Mommy Craft Challenge though strictly for comedic relief. The other moms would have the opportunity to snub me,  giggle at my creations, feel sympathy for me, try to teach me and then just shrug their shoulders writing me off knowing it’s just not my cup of tea. And I’m ok with all of that. I’m ok with not knowing what the heck “seed beads” are.

I actually get a kick out of people thinking my art/crafts are something the kids did. I take it as a compliment. I do point out that the kids’ creations turn out way better than mine so it’s not right for me to let someone think they drew that zany, smiley face, mismeasured person or poorly glued those pom-poms on that foam frame.

What matters most is that we have fun doing these projects and the kids love them.  When they ask, “Can we make art/crafts?”, they don’t think, mommy can’t do this. They actually encourage me. During craft time today, Nia would tell me, “It doesn’t have to be perfect, Mommy.” Or, “It’s our first one so it’s going to look messier than the others.” She’s so sweet, smart and crafty.

Here’s a look at some of our creations:


Supplies for 4+ Projects

Desktop Bulletin Board


Glue for Trim


Making it Fancy


More Fanciness


Finished Framed Desk Bulletin Board


Tassel Dolls

Doing Tassel Doll


Tassel Doll BFFs


Future Project


Future Project

2 Responses to “Mommy Craft Challenge”

  1. Ginger March 6, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Those look really great – love it! I think Camille and I may have to make that bulletin board…

    • nikkival March 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

      Thanks! I want a bulletin board for work too! 🙂 Have fun!

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