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My name is Jasmine and after a decade of working behind a desk in the mortgage industry, I am now working for my family as a stay at home mother of 3 incredibly active and insatiably hungry children. Making life work on a single income isn’t always easy, but finding exciting and affordable ways to entertain my children is. When the temperature outside reaches the triple digits, as it often does in the San Fernando Valley, I have to come up with fun indoor activities to keep the kids busy while staying cool.
Today my kids wanted to make something special for Dad to celebrate his 35th birthday next week. They decided to paint a masterpiece and frame their artwork in homemade picture frames. My kids love crafts time. They put on their smocks and selected the items they wanted to use to decorate their picture frames.
-decorations of choice (sequins, rhinestones, stickers, pom balls, buttons, glitter, etc.)
The kids started off by painting a special picture for their Dad. In the beginning it looked like trees and stick figures, then they decided to go abstract! I set the pictures aside to dry while we started working on the frames. I took a rectangle foam sheet and cut a rectangle out of the middle leaving it to look like a frame. Then my kids decorated their frames with sequins, pom balls, glitter and jewels. The finished product came out great! I think Dad will really like them.
Crafts are a wonderful way of getting your children to sit down and use their imaginations to create something personal and original. We try to set time aside for crafts at least once every other week. You can find all sorts of eco-friendly crafts items made from recycled goods at your local arts & crafts store.
Bio: Jasmine Forte is a Wife and SAHM of 3. She is the blogger behind So You Think You Can Mom? and writes about Family Fun, Travel, Toys, Reviews & Giveaways.