Thursday, May 01, 2008

Crafting with Julian: Part one

So my little Jubilee Bubilee is approaching the big 3 this summer (can you believe it?) and while I am a little sad to see my baby grow into a boy, I am so excited at being able to do more and more things with him. We've been baking and 'cooking' and drawing and colouring and reading and singing and playing together for a while already...

But now we're crafting too and I can't tell you how much joy this brings me! And he's really enjoying it too. I guess the crafting apple doesn't fall too far away from the crafting tree ;0)

Check out the slide show above for details on one of our first craft projects: a bug in a jar. We got the idea from one of our favourite new Treehouse shows, Mr. Maker. This is a great craft for the little-ish ones! Julian pretty much made these guys on his own. I just helped with the eyes and legs...

I should mention that since we didn't have any play clay and were too eager to get started, we sought out a home made recipe and came up with this one from Martha Stewart's website which was fun to make and held up really well.

Happy crafting ;0)


  1. Anonymous4:59 p.m.

    Love your slide show!

  2. He's adorable, and he looks just like you! Tell him Snowman is the cutest thing ever!

  3. Anonymous1:00 p.m.

    Absolutely adorable! It just keeps getting better and better, trust me!

  4. Anonymous4:49 p.m.

    wow such a cute monster in a jar. I have used the clay recipe before but instead of cooking on the hob I used boiling water. It worked out really well. Seeing your post has given a good idea for my boys to make.

  5. You are in for so much fun! I loved my boys as babies, but now--at eight and ten--they are so much more fun. They're people, with thoughts and ideas and creativity of their own, and they give me completely new perspective on so many things. One loves fiber and yarn and spins and knits and dyes with me, while the other one loves science and math and things that I've never had any interest in--but I've learned to enjoy those things because of him. I'm coaching his science team in astronomy this year, and I can't believe how much I've learned, or how fun it's been.

    Enjoy every stage. They're all different, and there will always be things to love (and dislike) about every age. I think the key to happiness is to really enjoy whatever there is to enjoy about wherever you are. That way, you never end up feeling like you missed out.

  6. ahhh the children! the happiness of this world, one only smile of one child and your day change completely, it's funny how a kid can return you your good mood.