Today I was determined to do what I could for some handicrafts for the kids! :) Yes, I'm trying to learn more about a Charlotte Mason approach to education and how to apply that to our lives and RDI lifestyle. What I can understand about handicrafts is that it is supposed to be something useful... thus ruling out perler beads?
There is one important problem with me and handicrafts: I do not KNOW any handicrafts. Last winter I taught Riley how to cross-stitch and latch hook. Thus ends my handicrafts experience.
But we had a few practical things to attack today - Daddy's favorite shirt was missing a button, and Reece's bean bag chair had a hole in it. I got the sewing box off the top of my closet, dusted it off, dug deep and found a needle and thread. I showed Riley how to fix the button, and Reece and I tackled the hole in the bean bag chair! When we were finished, Riley asked if she could take a scrap of fabric from the box and sew buttons on it. I said sure and she sewed a few on by herself.
Austin's activity was not so much practical. I bought a little Lego Car kit and we built a racecar together. We actually did it! I gave alot of the guidance, but that's OK for this time! I want to buy more of these kits, and hopefully he will one day be able to do them by himself! Oh could I dream that he would actually like Legos one day??? :)
So, we actually did it! I even went into a fit of Martha Stewart and fixed the zipper in Austin's extra baseball pants! ;)
No idea what we'll do tomorrow though! LOL I'm a slow learner!