November 4, 2014

Two boys, two different crafting styles

Welcome, to Uniquely Me!  
As a mom of two bouncing baby (well, not so baby) boys, 
who I home-school so doing arts and crafts with them is important to me.




 And with all of the things that I could add to their curriculum I wanted to make sure that they had an opportunity to learn music and art. So far with music they are beginning with piano and as we move forward they will have the opportunity to learn a new instrument.
This has been a more straight forward and they have already decided what their next instrument
 (a guitar for Connor, and a drum for Preston).




Science and Craft cupboard
Crafts station

 When it comes to creating there are so many different things to try. I started by building up our arts and crafts supply. I set up an area in our kitchen where we could work and get to things easily. We work on cutting with scissors, gluing things together, drawing, painting and on...



But beyond that, I wanted to find something that they would want to do in their free time; a creative outlet. We tried a few things crochet, looms, sewing and plastic canvas with yarn. A few years ago we tried crochet and it didn't take. But I recently started crocheting again and my boys wanted to try again. It took a little while for my oldest to get into it but now Connor enjoys crocheting. He has made a few practice squares he made while learning new stitches, a hat, a dog sweater, and a few granny squares. 


 My youngest says "that's not for me", so we moved on to the loom and he liked it for a while, and on occasion. The plastic one you find at most craft stores broke, so i made a new one out of wood and screws. He has now moved onto sewing yarn on plastic canvas, I purchased a kit.


 

We will see what is next. They both enjoy sewing and will be doing more of that soon. Having arts and crafts as a part of our home life is fun and an important thing to learn.

Let's go Create!!!

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