Unfortunately for my kids, I’m not one of those moms that constantly has a craft project ready for them to keep them entertained. I have a hard time with how big of a mess crafting makes, and if they are doing several projects a week, it gets pretty expensive. It’s been a long while since their last project, so I’ve been trying to decide on something for them to do that they would really enjoy but would also last more than a few days…Because let’s face it, most craft projects get torn to shreds within a couple of days. At least with my hooligans!
I decided that they each need a dedicated place to store all their little things that they want to keep. Plus, if they have a place for it and it’s put away, I won’t go on cleaning rampage and toss everything because they weren’t taking care of their stuff anyway. I know, I’m so mean ;).
Since we don’t craft very often, I’m ok with spending a little more when we do. I picked up these treasure chests at Joann and used a 20% off total purchase coupon so it wasn’t very much. You can get similar ones here.
Then, I put the girls each in a super fancy smock…who am I kidding…I have yet to buy them smocks, so we used trash bags with arm and head holes. Since bags are a suffocation hazard, I only do this when I am 100% in the room AND mentally present.
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