Rainy, chilly days are really the perfect kind of days for family crafting aren't they? With so many other family activities, sports, etc. in our lives nowadays we don't do it quite as often as we used to, but we still really enjoy it!
After we'd had our fill of bud vases, but not our fill of polymer clay crafting...we began to experiment a little. Polymer clay is such a fun material to work with, soft and easily moldable for even small hands. It's kind of like "grown-up" play-doh! Grown up because you can bake it and keep it! It's funny, I never quite enjoyed playing with play-doh, but polymer clay...I could twist and pull and mold and make with it for hours! In fact, I/we did!
It's really quite calming and a bit addictive too.
Being that we had just recently pulled out our Easter eggs and decorations the kids and I found ourselves inspired to make some eggs cups.
Violet, began with a sweet little bunny egg cup...
Which turned out so well!
The single down turned ear was inspired, I think, by our bunny pillows.
And, the cutest part?
That little tail gets me!
While she was toiling away on her sweet little Easter Bunny...I, began forming flower petal after flower petal...
To make a couple flower egg cup holders.
Henry thinks they look a bit like water lilies...
And, as I was making my flowers, he sat across the table observing my water lily making...and made his own!
We forget sometimes, or more to the point I forget sometimes, how enjoyable it can be to sit down and create quietly with the kids. So often I find myself getting them set up to make something and then move on to whatever other thing I was working on, but, as it turns out, even bigger kids like to make alongside their grownups...
Afterward, both Violet and Henry, kept telling me, as they beamed with pride, how much fun they had. Fun, because they were happy with what they made, but also fun because I was there making too...
It really was the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend morning...together and creating!
Or perhaps, some other fun Eastery things to do or create?