Welcome to the Homeschool Mom’s Craft Table. Enjoy a quick foray into the world of art; join us as we delve into projects, offer helpful tips, explore new tools, and encourage all things creative. Come along and share a world of fun!
Do you struggle in coming up with incredible craft projects for your kids? I know I do. My mind tends toward lofty projects made with clever crafting kits; elaborate creations ‘worthy’ of our time. Often I overlook the simple fun sitting right in front of me.
Our son is taking a craft course through our PSP co-op. One of the first projects they created was incredibly simple, yet he found so much enjoyment in it. The boys took toilet paper rolls and made toy cars out of them! Using water bottle caps, Gatorade caps, goggly eyes, stickers, and markers, the boys turned these cardboard tubes into the cutest little racers.
Now, why couldn’t I have thought of that? I’m sure there are plenty of activities just sitting right in front of me, waiting to be explored, but I don’t see them! I need to learn to see the possibilities using the resources I already have on hand.
Instead of planning intricate projects and investing in even more materials than we already own, I am challenging myself to look for new ways to use what we already have. It’s time to think outside the box or, rather, to start using the box itself in an entirely new way!
Time To Chime In: What craft can you create with a toiler paper roll?