day 595 | june 18, 2012 | daily random crafts
now that i'm running a small business from home, whenever i tell roo i'm working, she repeats "mommy's working" to red like it's a curse. i've told her that her daddy works more than i do, but because i'm the only one who she sees doing work at home, she has this impression that i work a lot more. (somedays, when i pull all-nighters, it does feel like that). so i've gotta have a handy pool of activities for them to do whenever i need to sort something out urgently.
a simple trick i use at least once a week, is to ask roo what animal or image she's interested in coloring. this week, it's a butterfly. i'll shortlist a few butterfly drawings for her to choose from, then print her favorite. prep time takes about 5-10 minutes, but it keeps her busy for about an hour or so, depending on the medium. as a bonus treat, sometimes, red also wants to get in on the action, and that delays roo from finishing by another 20 minutes. grin.
and the bottom one is hers. notice the use of mixed media. :)
charlie and lola publishes magazines loaded with with crafty activities inside, and this little monster below is a product of one such craft. those have saved my sanity several times, keeping both roo and red busy with cutting, pasting, and sorting things. it's messy, but a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do.