Saturday, January 15, 2011

Iron Craft Week 3- Just Bunt and bunt we did!!

Well, what is it that they say about the best laid plans....

I knew when starting out on this endeavor that doing a craft a week with my kids there would be some weeks where they could do the crafts and other weeks where they couldn't or would need more help. Well, this was a week that they needed a little more mom help. That's ok. I had fun helping them with their projects. I love seeing what they come up with.

Thing 2 had his all planned out- he was going to do his name for his room since he recently got his own room. He knew the number of flags he was using and how to decorate each letter- that was until Friday night at 7 when he announced he wanted to do a Packer garland and it had to be ready for the game the next day. You see, we are a Packer family, the dog is named Lambeau, Grandpa had season tickets and dad has been going to games for years. So Saturday night's game was a big one. Being the good Packer fan, I of course had some fabric around the house and our garland was planned out. Thing 2 helped sew up the flags, turned them right side out and even did some ironing. Come game time on Saturday it was all ready to go and so was he. So were the Packers as they won big!!!


Thing 1 had an idea to add to the skateboard theme in his room. Coming up with something for a boy did not prove as difficult as I had thought. I did have to help with some of the cutting and gluing due to the "stupid sling" as he calls it but the idea was all his. I think the skateboards came out great. We used felt for the boards and just glued them on. I use bias tape for the top. There is a plan to add more skateboards when the arm is healed up and Thing 1 can do them himself.


My garland on the other hand did not get made. Oh well, like I said- the best laid plans......

While the kids and I were back home working on our challenge, the Big Cheese was off taking photos of lightning over in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Bolt over Riyadh

We anxiously wait for the next craft. Thing 2 can't wait.


kat said...

Crazy picture of that lightening!

Dr. Russ said...

Great job--Team men. Glad to see man bunting (lol). Of course, the Jets are going to win the whole thing--although my Giants are losers once again. Good work though.

grandma said...

Grandma says...Love that Packer fan! the projects are pretty cool, too!