There has been much crafting and creating happening in our home. The little ones, seeing their Mama craft from morning until night, of course want to join in and help, and so I found myself having at least one little helper by my side at all times.
We want to involve the children as much as possible in this really fun part of our family’s journey, but of course there are times when we actually do need to work without a tiny person helping out.
We decided on a few beautiful creative toys from one of our favourite shops, the Great Little Trading Company, to keep the little ones entertained creatively. It has been so nice, crafting and creating together, side by side, everyone deeply immersed in their own projects and art.
We have a lovely new family rhythm now, that leaves us much time for creativity. We light candles, gather our supplies, and more often than not we end up drawing and making all day.
Emily picked a beautiful Princess Print and Stencil Set that comes with incredibly lovely paper, dark pink stamps and really wonderful and creative stencils. The set lets you create your own storybook pages, and you know how much my big girl loves fairytales and princesses!
Of course the boys have been busy crafting, too. While Caillou loves to paint, he recently discovered these fun toys where you use an actual hammer and tiny nails to attach pieces to a cork board.
He loves making up funny creations with the different car parts. (He’s playing with Tap Tap Vehicles here.)
It has been such a different and new experience for us, not always working on the same project together, but still all being creative together, being in, enjoying the sort of calm and quiet that comes when everyone is concentrating and working on things in their own little world.
We have been busy, but it has been a gentle busy.
Have a beautiful day!