Recently, she posted 2 craft ideas and I thought I'd throw my glue gun into the ring (or hand woven basket) and try. Both were appropriate for teacher gifts and since the end of the school year was upon us, it seemed like the right thing to do. I, myself, am not typically a craft self starter. Buying something made to look like I spent hours toiling over it is much more my style. It's not that I can't create crafty things...I'm actually very good at following directions. I've conquered many the Ikea furniture pieces! The more cam screws the better! But that's almost the problem here. Crafty P can take a pile of stuff and make something terrific out of it and explain it in 4 steps...I require 472 directions to complete any project. I think by the 6th phone call and 24th text from Michael's and Jo-Ann's, Crafty was ready to finish the projects for me.
Without further ado...here's a photo tour of the craftiness. If you would like more in depth directions, I'll be happy to email you a 7 page, bullet point Word document.
For this next project, children were not permitted to help...in any way.
This crayon letter project was for Joe's classroom teacher and it surely tested every one of my needs for perfection, symmetry and neatness.
But, all the teachers loved their gifts and I would happily do these crafts again in the future. In some small recess of my mind, though, I kinda hope Crafty P doesn't come up with any more fabulous ideas. She can rest assured knowing that she can hang onto her (handmade, of course) crown of craftiness.