Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our Favorite Craft

It's time for the Wordful Wednesday carnival, hosted by Angie at Seven Clown Circus... You really should go check her out; she has the prettiest bright red hair and adorable kids....oh and of course, so you can check out the other WW's!!

Anybody remember doing these as a child....?? You know, the beads that you put on different shape templates and then you iron them so they melt together
We just love doing them....and I say "we" because I actually enjoy doing it too, with them; actually every night that they do them, I always join in and do a couple myself....of course I use the excuse that I am making one for them, but really I just like to make them for myself.... shhhh, don't tell them that I actually really like it!!
Every night, after dinner, bath and dessert, our nightly routine includes grabbing all the supplies from the craft closet...and by ALL, I mean we have 4 or 5 buckets of beads, 2 trays of beads and about 15 or 20 different templates.....but no, we aren't addicted to them!!! Anyway, we grab all the supplies, go to the kitchen counter and spend about 2 hours making bead designs. Lately, we have been getting so caught up in doing the beads, that the next thing I know it is 10pm......and yikes, school is the next day....bad mommy!!!
Joseph starting his design
Angie is just now starting to make patterns, instead of putting whatever beads she grabs
Ethan is my little artist...he gets very into placing the beads in the perfect spot, to make the perfect craft
I'm so glad we can do things like this together...our family, quality, fun time!! And actually, when everybody is "working", this is the only time when everybody is QUIET!!!!
BTW- these pictures were taken last night...and you don't see CJ there because he went to bed by 8pm.....sick!!! :(


As I am said...

My son does the beads often at his afterschool program and generally enjoys it. Also, I wanted to tell you I tried out your recepie last night and it was AMAZING!!! For some reason the kids weren't loving it but I totally did. Thanks.

Just The Girl said...

My kids love doing this which reminds me we need more beads!

April said...

First, I hope CJ gets to feeling better.
Second, my kids would love that. I gotta go get some. I guess that means I gotta go buy an iron too.

CanCan said...

They are working hard! I never had the patience to actually FINISH those when I was a kid. Yours have a good attention span :)

Carrin said...

I wish I were crafty!
I have something for you on my blog today. Come over and check it out.

Rachael said...

how fun!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

How fun is that!!!

I noticed Amer. Idol on in the background..

What was up with Tatiana the Hyena last night... no crazy laughter!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

too funny - we were just doing these and pixols this past weekend!

Brandy said...

We've never done those before sounds like a wonderful family project. It seems like with daddy gone that our nightly routine is so rushed now that sometimes we dont get in as much family time as I'd like. Adorable photos and kids.

Honey Mommy said...

How fun! We are definitely going to have to try this when the boys get a bit bigger.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

So good to see kids doing something that is not electronic and antisocial!

Diane said...

My daughter loves melty beads. I hate 'em! I've got to be the only mother on the planet who can't iron them so that they stick together. I'm so inept!