Saturday, December 12, 2009

crafty days.


The boys craftiness lately ebbs and flows. I have noticed that they are interested now in tradition - doing what we do every year, just so. So now that the holiday season is upon us, they have been crafting away - in between their other projects that have been keeping them away from the glue, of course. ;)


They have made ornaments, stamped clay,


painted and decorated all kinds of things,


iced and assembled - both from scratch and from a kit they picked up along the way.


They have made gifts, cards, baked goodies, knit and more. And we have many things still to make on our list.


I love that they enjoy the tradition of making gifts, crafting, and baking in the kitchen, and that those are the things that make them feel at home and in the spirit of the season.


While they may have opened every single window in their solstice calendar in the first week, the crafting has been going on daily - so our countdown is being measured in activities, not chocolates. And with many days to come, I'm looking forward to it all!

13 comments:

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Love seeing all their beautiful creations.

Dawn said...

Major crafting going on here too and my two are really into our traditions as well~

Stephanie said...

:) Ours has been getting filled one day at a time. Which has caused a bit of awkwardness - I should just fill it, and if they take them, they take them. :/
I love the train and the houses! The houses are especially fine.
We've been up to the same - bakin' and makin'. And nintendo ds. :)

Amber said...

Wow your days are always so lovely. Happy christmas crafting to you...xx

mamashawn said...

I love the stamped ornaments! Are they air dry? What kind of stamps did you use?

Jane said...

I love those cute little snowmen! We've been doing a lot of crafting here too.

Dawn said...

Look at all those cute crafts! I like the little snowmen. You provide such fun activities for your boys.

Muriel said...

Whaouh..good job... I like specially the houses, and the snowmen are so cutes!!
Thanks to share that in your blog from a french homescholler mom!

likeschocolate said...

After looking at all that snow, I am glad my husband didn't get the job in Madison. However, I have heard it is a fantastic city. What a fantastic gingerbread train. Great job!!!

Leah said...

Love those clay-stamped ornaments!

Tara said...

Look at all the crafty goodness!

The houses are amazing, and I especially like the ornaments and snowmen :) Well done boys!!

My boy is rather reluctant, shall we say, this year about crafting. He is up for some cookie baking though.

jane said...

wow! you´ve been busy. everything looks wonderful! warm hugs!

Cabrizette said...

Lovely crafts !!