We set out early on our bikes this morning only to look up and realize we better pedal real fast before we are washed away with the thunderstorm that blew in rather swiftly.
Anna and I decided to try out a new craft. My friends birthday is next week and she loves handmade stuff as much as we do so we wanted to make something special for her. So we thought we would try decoupage, Anna has been asking to try this out for a couple weeks now since she read about it in one of her craft books.
This is a very fun craft and we really enjoyed it. We have definitely not mastered this yet we seemed to be getting glue every where yet our paper was still curling up lol!
We used our scrap booking paper as well as some paper fairies we purchased from Micheal's that we thought were pretty.
Now we just need to fill them with chocolate and a few handmade treasures and wrap them up with a nice bow for a lovely birthday surprise!
The boys were busy doing things alot less girly! Reading, playing guitar, drawing, things like that!!
I have learned that spending unhurried time with my children showing them how to draw, making crafts, playing an instrument, showing them a good book to read, introducing them to nature, I have found that time well invested. So often now I will turn around and see my children start a project on there own keeping themselves busy, cultivating character and blooming into the person God has planned them to be keeping busy in the home. And you know what that means? They are not asking to play video games, bickering with each other, eating snacks when they are not hungry, asking to be brought somewhere and the blessings of this are a mile long.
The bible has alot to say about being idle and lazy. In our house when the chores and work are down I allow quite a bit of creative freedom we certainly do not mind a creative mess or two around our place and we are always open for a new adventure!
“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise” (Proverbs 6:6).