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With all the busyness and preparation for both our baby girl’s arrival and Christmas, I have tried to ensure that my son is receiving lots of attention. It may seem like we’re out quite a bit, but in reality, we’re actually more at home than we are out. Much of our days are spent at home, getting ready, reading, playing… One of my absolute favorite things to do with my son is to sit down for a craft. My son is at the age where he is able to participate, but not fully complete a project on his own. I’m perfectly content with that because even as an adult I enjoy crafts and art projects.
This time is all about creating positive memories for my son. Rather than “buy” a stocking, why not have your child help personalize his/her own with a Holiday Memories Festive Felt Stocking from Creativity for Kids. I’ve actually heard of the company before but this is my first experience creating one of their projects. The project is designed for the entire family so my son and I sat down the other day to complete it.
The kit comes with everything you need to decorate both a large and mini felt stocking. While there is no specific age range, I do recommend that families with younger kids do the activity with their children since many of the rhinestones are small and could present a choking hazard. The kit comes with self-adhesive felt shapes and rhinestones, silver glitter glue (for writing), and and instruction sheet with ideas on personalizing your stocking. The project is relatively easy to complete and doesn’t take a lot of time (but enough to keep a child engaged for a time). The best part of this craft is that I didn’t have to cut, glue, or sew anything (so my son was truly able to participate). I think the hardest part was allowing him to stick the felt shapes wherever he wanted (since mommy always has her own ideas of perfection!). My son is almost two and a half so I helped him a ton with this project. I think next time I’ll probably give him a little more free reign! The mini stocking addition is adorable. A child can use it for his/her pet or stuffed toy/animal. The stocking itself is of a good size and all that’s left is for mommy and daddy to fill it!
If you’re looking for a fun, easy, mess-free project, consider Creativity For Kids. The kit retails for $21.99.
Creativity for Kids “provides imaginative, high quality, innovative arts and crafts products for children to create, pretend, and play in ways that encourage self-expression.”
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