I just ordered Sophie’s first gingerbread house. Last week I bought her beads. I am afraid that I have become the mom who pushes my child to do age-inappropriate crafts that are dangerously consumeristic — but, really, Sophie loves to bead, and the neat elastic-band-beading-string we have doesn’t require a needle. Actually, the truth is that I don’t know any really great age-appropriate crafts, other than coloring or painting, which gets old. I suppose we could string macaroni and fruitloops together, or try some of these toddler crafts. I tried to teach her to make beads from rolled-up magazine triangles, but that was too advanced. I tried to make home-made pretzel-dough and twist it into fun shapes, but she wasn’t as interested as I am — and her day-of-the-dead sugar-skull was mostly made by her Dad. Still, that’s not stopping me from planning a cookie-baking day for this Friday.
Dear readers, can you help me learn better age-appropriate crafts?