I love crafts. I haven’t crafted in quite a while because whenever I tried, a little child would wake up or need me or just mess it up. So…I stopped. My house has been looking a little bare since Christmas was put away, so I decided I should make a little something. THEN I realized that I should just involve my kids in the crafts I make. I can get my creativeness out whilst playing with and teaching the little ones. Why oh why hadn’t I thought of this before? I mean we’ve made crafts before but they’ve all been kind of kitschy and childish. Of course, I still want to make those sorts of projects because little kids can only do so much, but I want them more involved in my forte. Does that make sense to anyone else? Anyway, by the time I gathered my supplies and set up, my youngest 2 were out. Just me and Ashton were left to take on the easiest project ever…..and it was free. You guys can try and tackle it:
Cut some string. Cut some ribbon. Tie them on in whatever random order you choose. Hang up. And voila.
|Yummm. I love the different textures!|
|Look at this face!! He is so proud- as am I! He did this one on his own!|
|I organized them for those of you with OCD.|
For more detailed instructions, here ya go:
1. Cut string to your desired length. I cut about 9 ft.
2. Cut enough ribbon to spread out through string (I cut 37 total using 7 different materials: ribbon and fabric about 4″ long). I spaced them out about 1.5″.
3. Tie them on- a single knot will do. At this point I taught Ashton how to tie so if you are doing this project solo it should take you about a million years faster….but you won’t get that proud grin from your lovely (and stubborn) little one!
4. Hang wherever you please.